5/19/10

Who mentioned Japan when I wasn't looking?


I think I speak for many teachers when I say that we try to incorporate "service learning" projects and community service projects into our curriculum as often as we can. (Or perhaps it's just me. Either way, I'm too tired to care.)

Yesterday we wrote "Thank You" cards to a group of service men and women stationed in Iraq. A good friend of a co-worker is stationed there, and we have often talked about sending a "pick-me up" from the kids.

The card writing activity gave us a great opportunity to talk about SO many things, but unfortunately the killing of enemy persons and bad guys DID come up. OFTEN. (I managed to steer clear of that smoother than Jimmy Johnson at the Daytona 500.)

I laughed out loud this morning as I looked through them, though. They were all adorable and special, but these two were keepers.

And as far as the card below, I'm PRETTY sure we never mentioned Japan OR World War II, but at this point in the year I don't even remember what day it is.



(Other people? Did you all get that? SO endeth the lesson.)

39 comments:

Tricia said...

haha .. Those are to funny!

Dr. Heckle said...

haha, those are really cute.

WeaselMomma said...

precious.

Liss said...

oops. I think someone has spent some 'quality time' time with their WWII veteran great grandparents?
Funny.

Anna See said...

Ha! I had my 2nd grade Sunday school class make cards for the troops. One kid put a tank on the front and wrote: "Go USA, Boo Gremins!" Germans. We still laugh about that one.

Steven Anthony said...

These brought a huge smile to my face, Im sure the soldiers will love them ;)

Legally Fabulous said...

HA! that made me laugh really hard. Hate those damn Jpins.

The Empress said...

Definitely been sittin' on grampas laps...

Hilarious!

Clark Kent's Lunchbox said...

For some the war has never ended.

Maybe this was a commentary on Toyota's poor quality standards.

Captain Dumbass said...

Sigh. My 6 year old can fit WWII into any context.

Life After Grad School said...

My husband served 2 tours of duty in Iraq. His favorite card while there? "Don't die too many times today" from a 2nd grader.

GraceesMommy said...

can i just say..if i were so far from home and i was the lucky recipient of these cards, it would just make my day.

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

If I had known that I wouldn't have gone for sushi tonight.

The Broad said...

Adorable !

and I got a good laugh out of Gremins too ..

Does your face just ache some days from grinning all the time, because they are so damned cute !

My son taught English in Japan for 7 years.
I have videos ... I have to think hard to come up with anything cuter than his students... none older than 7 ..

Brian Miller said...

someones been watching the history channel...lol.

Missy said...

LOL! Too funny! They should make you proud!

SkylersDad said...

That is excellent, those will make some service people smile.

Anne said...

My favorite keeper was my lesson this week where I got more than one answer that looked like this: 5 peniss.



Yep, how many pennies equal one nickel.

Snappy Di said...

I hope we win too! Great cards no matter who the enemy is.

Di

Sue said...

Sometimes I wish kids could stay that age forever!

Take care, Sue

被リンク増加 said...

That's interesting.

Cheryl said...

And people say kids don't pay attention. Yeah, right. I love these all to hell and back.

phd in yogurtry said...

The Otoo Pol .. if this doesn't cheer up the soldiers, nothing will :)

bernthis said...

"I hope you win"? Oh Deb that is classic.

Did you tell the poor child we didn't win that we screwed up and now we are leaving?

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MommyNamedApril said...

"i hope you win"

INDEED!

LOL :-)

madtexter ☺☺☺☺☺☺ (corey james) said...

Their perception is certainly their reality.

buffalodick said...

What will they say next? Beats me!

MommyToTwoBoys said...

Hysterical! You make me miss the classroom all the time.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Adorable. Hope you sent the translation alongside them, though!

HumorSmith said...

Thanks VMom...you made me laugh, as always. Stumbled!

Dawn said...

TOO funny! You NEVER know what they are going to come up with! :)

Twenty Four At Heart said...

So cute!

slow panic said...

Hilarious. We're down to three days of school left and I swear when I pick my kids up the teachers have a crazed look in their eyes.

Heidi said...

Those will definitely cheer up the soldiers, or just confuse them. Too funny.

Joanie M said...

Your blog post brought a vivid memory back from the the time my brother was in the first gulf war. So I wrote about and and I linked your post to it.

Tgoette said...

That's so sweet! Our soldier's will be so appreciative for the smiles! What a great idea!

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Jeanne said...

Thanks for the translation--I don't speak kindergarten!