Sunday, September 29, 2013

We Proudly Recite the Pledge of Allegiance

Each day the students at our school (like many other children across the country) recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of our day.  Not quite sure the students fully understood words like: pledge, allegiance, republic, nation, indivisible, liberty, and justice, I decided I would review the meanings of those words.

After reviewing the meanings and participating in a "Reader's Theater" about the pledge, the students in our class have a new found appreciation when speaking those words each day.  They respectfully recite the Pledge now with greater understanding.

This video by former comedian, Red Skelton, had the students sit up and take notice.  He mentioned two things that really got the kids wondering.  After listening to it, can you guess what the kids questioned?

At the end of the week the class presented the Reader's Theater about the Pledge of Allegiance at the school assembly.  It was our hope that all the other students would become more competent with the meaning behind The Pledge.

Even though there is still controversy about saying "The Pledge" in schools, our students proudly recite it each day.

Students:  Which word in the Pledge do you think is the most important and why?


  1. Hi Mrs. Carroll,
    I think the most important word is pledge because you have to promise to not be bad. By Zack

  2. I think the most important word in the pledge is freedom because you have a free world with responsibilities and rights for all.

  3. Dear Mrs. Carroll
    I think the most important word is justice because it means the rights and laws for everyone!
    See you all at (@)school

  4. Dear Mrs. Carroll,
    i think the most important word in the pledge is....


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