Countdown to the Military Exhibition

The heroes are so excited for the exhibition. They have been checking the calendar and counting down the days before the exhibition. They have also been reflecting on their military quest during their discussions. Many heroes shared the reasons why they went on a Military quest. Several heroes indicated that they wanted to go on this quest because they wanted to learn about the different jobs in the military and they were actually considering serving in the military to help those who are hurt. One hero said it would be nice to help her country and help the military so she would like to join the army. Another hero tried to convince her friends that it was really important to go on this quest to help her family and to keep everybody safe. Many heroes said they did not know much about the military so they wanted to learn more and they thought it would be fun to learn about the military!

In another discussion, the heroes contemplated on why this quest is important to them. Some heroes valued learning about the different branches of the military that they never knew existed. As they dug deeper into their thinking asking each other more “why” questions, the heroes became passionate about convincing others the importance of their quest because they are honoring the men and women of the military and their families because they are saving us and our families from the “bad guys.” Many heroes were even inspired and said that they wanted to join the military when they grew up because they too wanted to help save the world from the bad guys.

The heroes have been working together to prepare their presentations for the exhibition. They give each other feedback and share ideas on how to improve their presentation. One of the issues they faced was what to do with their Military flags and US flags. Several heroes noticed that the flags were distracting them because they made a lot of noise. So some heroes made suggestions how to solve this issue. One hero said they should put the flags down behind them while singing. Another hero asked her friends if they could just hold their flags still instead of waving them. And another hero suggested that they only pick up their flags for specific parts of the presentation as it fits their songs. They worked it all out together and they were pleased with the improvement in their presentation.  The heroes continue to make their presentation better and better to honor the United States Military.

The heroes spread kindness everywhere they went while they were shopping for the military heroes. The other shoppers and store clerks were so blessed to hear about their Hero Boxes and their efforts in providing for our deployed troops. Despite all the temptations at the store to want something for themselves, the heroes focused on the needs of the military heroes. Through generous gift card donations from Forest Hills Foods and Meijer, the heroes returned victorious, grocery bags on hand, filled with treats for the soldiers worth $200!

Please invite family and friends to our heroes’ Military presentation and Recruitment Fair during our Military Quest Exhibition on Thursday, March 29 from 6 to 7:30 pm. Our heroes may arrive earlier around 5:45 pm to help set up their tables. They will also have their Hero Boxes available for more donations brought during this event. They will be ready to start their “recruiting” at 6pm to try to get visitors to sign up for their military branch. Light refreshments will be served at this time. They will begin their Military presentation at 6:30  right before the start of the EMS documentary on World War II survivors. They are so excited to share with you all they have learned and experienced during their Military quest.

Our Week at a Glance

Week 5: March 19-23, 2018








Bible verse song

2 Peter 3

Philippians 3:15

If on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.

Think of a time when you thought differently than your friends. Did anyone try to convince you to think the same? Did you try to convince others?

Philippians 3:17

Join together in following my example… just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do.

How will you be a good example to others? Who has been a good example for you?

Philippians 3:20

Our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Imagine you are waiting for something you are really excited to have or do. What do you do while you are waiting?

Philippians 4:5

Let your gentleness be evident to all.

Why is gentleness important? How will you show gentleness?

Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

What happens when you are anxious about something? What would you do instead of being anxious?

Writer’s workshop

Typing club

Printing books

Spelling city

Field trip

Author’s chair:

Letters to the military


Play-based TWTh




Tug o war

jump ropes


Straw connectors

Army dramatic play



dress up play



Coast Guard

Why did you go on a military quest? What was your goal when you started this quest? Did you meet your goals?

Joining the Coast Guard


Why do we need the Coast Guard?

Why is this quest important to you? What is the most important thing you have learned on your quest?


How will you change the world through your quest?


How did this quest change your thinking?  Will your thinking also change your actions?

Experience the Coast Guard

How will you share your experiences during this quest?

Life in the Coast Guard

Project time

Coast Guard


Exhibition presentation practice

Coast Guard poster

Military branch posters artwork

Support our troops banner

Core skills

Invitations for family and friends



Coast Guard flag


Oceans review



Coast Guard song

Core skills


Watercolor painting hero boxes




How did you resolve a disagreement?

Who is your role model?

If you have $20 to spend, what would you buy to put inside your Hero Box?

Who showed gentleness?

What made you feel anxious today? How did you overcome your anxiety?

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