PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Title of Bulletin Board: We Miss Our Heros

Category: Parents

Suggested Grade Level: K-2

Materials: World map, string, border, background paper


I teach in Dover, Delaware and a large part of our school population has family in the military. As a result many students have family members who are stationed in different parts of the world. In conjunction with the school counselor we do a lesson.

The counselor has a worksheet she created that students fill out with her. The worksheet is entitled “We miss our Heroes”. There is a box that students draw a picture of their family in 4 questions they answer. 1. I am proud of my family member because: 2. One game I like to play with my family member is: 3. My family member is stationed in: 4. When they come home I will:

We put a world map on the wall above the bulletin board and run string from the students name to the country they are in. We list the distance from where we are to where they are.

In PE I play warm-up games from that country. I am integrating history about that country and a multi-cultural game from that country so the students can have some type of connection to their family members.

Additional Information:

This activity helps students feel proud that their family members are away. When a game is being played from where their family member is they light up and are happy to talk about their family members who are away.

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Submitted by Erik Wilson who teaches at Booker T. Washington Elementary School in Smyrna, DE. Additional authors for this idea were Erin Mitchel. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 10/8/2009 1:21:57 PM. Viewed 6532 times since 10/8/2009.

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