Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June 14 is Flag Day!


Today is the day we honor the America flag. Mrs. Ranney's class joined Mrs. Yollis', and together they learned how to formally fold our nation's Star Spangled Banner!

First, hold the flag parallel to the floor.

Fold the flag in half and then half again. Make sure the stars face up.

Starting at the striped end, begin folding a triangle.

Continue folding the triangles...



...until all you have left is one star spangled triangle.

Tuck in the end, and you have folded the American flag in a respectful manner.


Last Fourth of July, Mrs. Yollis and her family retired three American flags. Click here to watch the ceremony. 



Please share some facts you learned about the flag.

Use World Book Online to add new information.

2 comments:

  1. Ella and Jamie☺June 16, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    We enjoyed learning about the American Flag on Flag Day! We never knew that Flag Day even existed!

    Here is a fact about the American Flag that we found on World Book Web:

    The stars are located on the Flag’s canton, or upper left corner.

    Since this is the last day of school, we will miss 3rd grade very much!


    Warmly,
    Ella and Jamie☺

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  2. Dear Mrs. Ranney ,

    I loved learning about Flag Day and the traditional way to fold the flag. The best part was seeing it in person. It was the first time that I have ever celebrated Flag Day. Thank you for teaching us about this day because otherwise I would not have known about it.

    Best,
    Tristan

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