Saturday, August 29, 2009

M IS FOR MARINES!

USE THIS MARINE STORY FOR MOVEMENT EXPLORATION WHEN YOU INTRODUCE THE LETTER M. THE BOLD WORDS INDICATE MOVEMENT. SCROLL DOWN TO SEE MY GRANDSON'S MARINE GRADUATION.

Molly and Michael moved down the road to Parris Island to become Marines. They marched, marched, and marched every morning. First, they mapped out their mission. They moved on their bellies in the mud. M-16 rifles were readied to aim at their mark. Bang, the marksmen never missed.

The master of Martial Arts moved with kicks and jumps. The Marines modeled his every move. They were matched against each other in a competition. Molly threw Michael to the mat. Michael mirrored the master’s best move to win the match.

At midday, the Marine recruits munched on meatballs. Then they mopped the mess tent floor until it was clean.

The Marines ran a marathon through the thick, wet marsh. They meandered through a maze. They mounted ropes and muscled their way to the top of a mountain.
They made it to the finish line, and melted to the ground in the hot sun.

On graduation day, Michael and Molly motioned to the master sergeant with a salute. They merged together onto their marks for muster. They stood straight and tall. The major general shook their hands and gave each a medal. Now they marched as United States Marines.

THESE PICTURES ARE FROM MY GRANDSON'S MARINE GRADUATION 8/28/2009. WE'RE SO PROUD OF HIM. HE'S THE CUTE TALL ONE.





















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13 comments:

Karen and Robyn - Writing for Children said...

WOW!!!

I got goose bumps just looking at the pictures. You must be so proud and frightened.

Karen

kathy stemke said...

Yes, I am Karen.

Suzanne Lieurance said...

Hey, Kathy,

Congratulations to your grandson. Looks like all the girls in the photos adore him. But then, there's just something about a "man in uniform."

What a proud grandmother you must be!

Suzanne

kathy stemke said...

Thanks, Suzanne. I'm very proud of him.

Dorit said...

Great pictures , Kathy!

As Suzanne says, there IS something about a man in a uniform. Having served in the Israeli army - I know exactly what that means.

Enjoy!

Dorit

Zebee said...

Congratulations Kathy. I know how proud you are of him and his accomplishments. My son is in the US Coast Guard. there really is something about those men (and women) in uniform.

Joy

Good story too.

kathy stemke said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving comments my friends. I appreciate all of you. God bless.

Donna M. McDine said...

Thank you for sharing! The pictures are wonderful. I agree, there truly is something about a man in uniform. Congratulations!

Regards,
Donna

kathy stemke said...

Thanks Donna.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

My grandson is a soldier, too. Two tours of duty in Iraq. Thus, I have a dedicated blog, War Peace Tolerance (www.warpeacetolerance.blogspot.com) you might want to visit. It includes lots of frugal ways for people to support all our troops.

These pictures sure brough back memories. BTW, my daughter has an English Bull, too. She is a twin to this one.

Best,
Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of book for writers

kathy stemke said...

Great blog, Carolyn.

terri.forehand said...

congratulations for both you and your grandson. I have such respect for our service men and women. Thanks for sharing the pictures. You and your family deserve to be proud. God Bless him.
Warmly,
Terri

kathy stemke said...

THANKS, TERRI. YOUR ALWAYS SO SUPPORTIVE.