give peace a chance

On November 11, Canadians observe Remembrance Day.

In Kindergarten, we remember to be peaceful.

We talk about wearing a poppy to remember people who risk their lives to keep us safe.

My student teacher showed the kidlets how to make a poppy out of 4 red hearts.

I loved a dove handprint that I found at Handprint and Footprint Art. Just had to paint my kidlet's hands.

Here is one of the songs that we have been singing this week.  It's sung to Frere Jacques. I have no clue where the song came from - I "inherited" it from a former teacher many years ago.

Click on the song to get your free download. (sing "peace" for dove)

We sit in a circle and every other person has a bell to ring.  After each rendition, the bell is passed to the left.  Good for sharing, good for self regulation, and it's quieter than everyone having a bell!  

happy singing,


  1. I fall more in love with you every day. I would 100% move to Canada if you needed a co-teacher. Bread on Monday, bells ringing on Peace Day.

    First in Maine

  2. The bell circle song is very cool. I'm going to look around our school and see if we have any bells.
    Grade ONEderful
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  3. Cute idea Sandi! We made a whole class Poppy Collage and wrote words of peace in different languages!

    The Reading Corner

    1. I just checked out your class poppy collage. It looks great.



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