Love Bug’s Great American Day

It’s one of the biggest projects in the fifth grade!  Each student considers a Great American to portray. Then the research begins.  I can tell you; I was not sorry the research was done at school.


She practiced at home.

I listened; her dad listened to her speech.

She practiced as she wandered around the yard.

Her diligance in making the poster was admirable.

The coat was mine from my Army days…my blues jacket.

This picture gives new meaning to A HAND FULL!

Her sister and her gang of sweet peas came too.

We only heard one other speech

before it was evident one sweet pea was in dire need of a nap!

We left before the other cuties became restless.

How blessed is our family….

Love Bug and Big Sweet Pea could not be any cuter!!!

Instead of listening to each and every speech while sitting in rows,  visitors drop in and wander from desk to desk, listening to the student’s first person speech. The array of creative costumes was a silent testimony of the importance of the day. The paper accordion push buttons on each desk had an American flag sign that said simply,      

“Push Me.”    


This particular class had a patriotic flavor with George Washington, Nathan Hale and Pocahontas to name a few. The powder horn and leather bag are from one of her brother’s playing  solider days years ago. The big felt hat is a replica from Colonial Williamsburg.   (It is a great family vacation or romantic get away.) 

She made such a cute Deborah Sampson.  

She really got into this!

Her speech was thought through and well presented with much expression and hand gestures.

No one should have been surprised she picked a famous solider from the Revolution.

Her grandfather was a solider;  her dad was a solider; her mother was a solider;  and her father was a solider. 

We have visited the Virginia Historical Triangle, watched Liberty Kids, a great DVD series by the way, more than once.  Did I mention Felicity?

She liked the idea of Deborah’s patriotism, having a secret identity, being an adventurer.

Later in Deborah’s life she did say she did miss the adventure.

Love Bug likes adventures.                                                                                         

It was a good Great American Day!


About chinamom3078

I am a woman who loves Jesus who loved me first. Prone to wander and distraction is common for me as I seek to reflect Him in my daily life. I am wife, mom, and grandma who has lived on 3 continents in 26+ apartments, townhouses, military housing, suburbs and now a 200 plus year old farm house. Preparing and hosting meals for the hundreds who have passsed through our home has been a joy and blessing to our family as we listened and shared over meals, coffee, light nights and Bible studies. A rich life! I have reached the age to feel qualifies to be an ”older woman” (as in Titus) even though I feel far from old and have plenty of room to grow each and everyday. And my joy is to teach Bible studies and help train other women to lead well.
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