Grades

    Veteran's Day
    jacque/Wa/K-1/nbct 2006

    We were getting ready to attend a Veteran's Day assembly on
    Friday so I initiated a discussion about Veteran's Day and why
    we were celebrating it next Tuesday. I asked, "What is a
    Veteran?" Several hands went up and when I called on a little
    boy he very confidently stated, "Well, it's someone who, you
    know, works with animals"....the dad helping me that day just
    about peed his pants he was laughing so hard! I calmly
    explained that yes, the two words sound similar but someone who
    works with animals is called a "veterinarian" and what I wanted
    to know was what did they think a "Veteran" was.....I finally
    had to tell them, two others were conviinced it was someone who
    works with dogs/cats/etc........gotta love Kindergarten.