How the Circus Brought Patriotism into My Classroom

Time to visit Jennie Fitzkee’s preschool classroom and find out what the children are discovering. Today Jennie talks about patriotism and pride and how to thank those that have served.

A Teacher's Reflections

Patriotism. I have always felt pride in America.  It was just part of my growing up, and that’s a good thing.  My fifth grade teacher, Miss Pinson, taught us to sing all the patriotic songs.  She sang with gusto, and we did too.  I remember it like it was yesterday.

Thanking a veteran was a different story.  When I was a child, the veterans were home from WWII and Korea.  Most chose to resume their former lives, and few talked about the war.  I don’t recall seeing a veteran in uniform.

I never had a chance to thank a veteran when I was a child.

Fast forward to my early years teaching preschool.  I took my class to the Shrine Circus.  That’s when things changed.  Drastically.

I was as excited as the children were to go to the circus.  Parents were, too.  Everyone got settled in their seats.  The lights…

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