Posted: Monday, July 1, 2013
Slater-Marietta Elementary recently held a "living history" day where students took a hands-on walking field trip to a local cemetery to observe and learn from tombstones. Students made rubbings of the gravestones to document the dates and epitaphs. They had the privilege of hearing a local WWII veteran, Mr. Bill Moore, talk about his experiences and why he cherished being American and being a veteran. Students also participated in a language extension project on the topic of patriotism. They signed a large "Thank You" banner that teacher Sue Bennett will have displayed at a local business as a show of appreciation for our local veterans. Each student went home with a new book for their home library provided by Title I funding.