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We had a beautiful Remembrance Day assembly at Westminster. Students from every class were highlighted through either their songs, poetry or beautiful poppy wreaths. All maintained respectful appreciation for the presentations from their peers and the somber occasion to commemorate our fallen heroes and to hope for peace in all the world.   

Even our youngest children understood the importance of this occasion and the meaning of Remembrance day. 
In Kindergarten, we have taken time to reflect on the poppy as a symbol to help us remember the past and think about the future. We posed the question...  "What is important to think about during Remembrance Day?"

Here are a few of their responses...
"Peace for everyone in the world."
"The poppy helps us remember soldiers who help us be free."
"We need to be kind to each other."
"We show respect to everyone."

Some students chose to create their own versions of a poppy using loose parts and then put them all together to make our own "poppy field".

"I wear a poppy as red as can be, 
to show I remember those who fought for me."

At the assembly, each class presented the poppy wreath that they created and  mounted them on the stage for all to see.  "Lest we forget" 


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