November 11th, 2014

First day of school

Happy Veteran's Day

Today's writing prompt was, "What is Veteran's Day? Why do we celebrate it?" We had a discussion to kick it off.
Me: "Okay, what is Veteran's day?"
Student 1: "It's a day where we celebrate dead people."
Me: "Well, why did they die?"
Student 2: "They were serving our country."
Me: "Great! What does serving our country mean?"
Student 3: “Like a waitress! They serve at a restaurant!”
Me: “Not so much…”

They did eventually figure out what it meant. In the meantime: