On Monday before Veterans Day, 1B students learned about Veterans Day. The whole first grade welcomed Mrs. Richardson's husband, Peter Richardson, a ten-year veteran of the British Royal Navy. He taught the first graders all about what a veteran is and why they are important.
Later, 1B students learned about another veteran, Mrs. Bates' brother-in-law Tyler Bates, a Sergeant in the United States Army. All 1-B students enjoyed seeing photographs of Sgt. Bates' in his military uniform and the vehicles he used in Iraq and Afghanistan. Students had a lot of questions! In response, each student wrote a letter to Sgt. Bates, thanking him for his service and asking him a question about his important job. They are excited to hear back from him!