Second Grade Patriot Program Activities Overview

Second Grade Patriot Program Activities

Please make sure YOUR FIRST & LAST NAME AND TEACHER’S NAME are written ON EACH PROJECT before you hand it in.

No more than 2 assignments per check-in day.

  *** Students Must Complete 3 of 5 Activities to Become a Patriot. ***

UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF THE DESIGN OF THE FLAG & FLAG ETIQUETTE **(see attached)

* The children should convey their knowledge of the meaning behind the flag’s design.  They need to explain what the colors represent, as well as the stars and stripes.

* The children must include two pictures that demonstrate flag etiquette. These pictures should be drawn or pasted on construction paper.  Each of the two pictures should be labeled noting the flag etiquette that is being demonstrated. Pictures may be hand-drawn or photographs from the internet or a magazine.

WRITE A LETTER SHOWING APPRECIATION TO A SOLDIER or FIRST RESPONDER (POLICE OFFICER, FIREFIGHTER, or EMS)

The children are to write a letter to a soldier or a first responder currently serving our country.  The letter should show appreciation for their service.  Pictures can be drawn to decorate the letter.   Please make a copy of the letter and send it to school verifying the requirement was fulfilled.  If you get a response from your letter and would like to share it, please bring it to the Patriot Committee. You may use the attached paper for your letter or use your own.

CREATE AND LABEL A PATRIOTIC SYMBOL (*other than the flag*)

Pick a patriotic symbol to illustrate or model.  Label each part.  Write a brief paragraph explaining why the symbol is important to the United States. (Examples: Diorama, poster, clay model…)

“PAY IT FORWARD” IN THE COMMUNITY

We are asking that your child “pay it forward” by helping in a community activity.  It could be anything from donating to a local agency, spending time in a nearby senior center, or helping a neighbor in need.  *Please complete the Community Service form attached.

IDENTIFY YOUR COMMUNITY

Identify Pembroke and our state capital on the map of Massachusetts provided. Outline the borders of your county on this map.