Forest Oaks School Song

FOREST OAKS SCHOOL SONG

 Chorus:

Forest Oaks is where I’ve been planted

At Forest Oaks I am free to be

Just like a tree planted by the river

I am growing to maturity!

Vs. 1:

Here in the heart of the city of Chelsea

We’re taking root, growing tall and strong

We’re spreading wide our branches

Forest Oaks is where I belong.

Chorus

Vs. 2:

Just like an oak we are strong and mighty

We set our goals up high you see…

We’re strong in our love for each other

Through hard work comes victory!

Chorus

Vs. 3:

We give our best as we study daily

We’d give a helping hand to you

We are seeking to make a difference

We’re Forest Oaks; that’s what we do!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veteran’s Day Speaking parts

If you need to learn your speaking part…here it is!

 

4th Grade

 VETERAN’S DAY PROGRAM 2015

Leadership 

FOES Song

We Love the USA!

INTRODUCTION:  “We the people of the United States” includes all of us.  We are a

diverse group, but we are one nation, one family.

The 4th grade welcomes you to our program:  WE LOVE THE USA!

SPEAKER 1:            The United States is unlike any other country in the world.                                                                      Americans have a great wealth, a strong national                                  government, and  are recognized as one of the most powerful    nations in the world.

SPEAKER 2:         We Americans are the products of our past.  We are different from

the rest of the world because our history is different.  Thanks to our

forefathers, we are a proud people in a proud nation!

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIENCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM

OUR FLAG 1:       Our first flag was made a long, long time ago.  There were only

13 states in our United States of America then,  It is said that

Betsy Ross sewed our first flag.  Our flag is sometimes called

The Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, and the Star-Spangled Banner.

OUR FLAG 2:       Our flag was adopted by Congress on June 14, 1777.  It has 7 red

stripes, 6 white stripes, and a blue background with 50 stars on it.

The red stands for courage, the white stands for liberty, and the blue

stands for truth and loyalty.  The stars mean power and might.  Our

flag represents the people and the beliefs that make our country

great!

YOU’RE A GRAND OLE FLAG/THAT’S MY FLAG

     

INTRO TO PREAMBLE:

The original constitution contains 7 articles.  There have been 7

changes or amendments to these articles.  The very first paragraph

that precedes the actual text is called the Preamble.  In it, the men

who wrote the constitution summarize the reason that it was written.

 

Ladies & Gentlemen:  The Preamble of the Constitution

PREAMBLE:

WE, THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, IN ORDER TO FROM A MORE

PERFECT UNION, ESTABLISH JUSTICE, INSURE DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY, PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE, PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE, AND SECURE THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY TO OURSELVES AND OUR POSTERITY, DO ORDAIN AND ESTABLISH THIS CONSTITUTION FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

INTRO TO THE BILL OF RIGHTS:

The Constitution was signed in 1787.  In it, the power of the

government was explained.  Many of our rights were left

unprotected.  By 1791, 10 amendments helped to guarantee our

individual rights.

BILL OF RIGHTS RAP – Boys 

HEART OF AMERICA – The Overtones Show Choir

THE PRESIDENT:  The president of the United States lives in the city of Washington,

D.C.  His home is called the White House.  The president is the head

of our country, and is elected by the people of the United States every

4 years.  Our President is Barach Obama.

THIS IS MY COUNTRY – 

STATUE OF LIBERTY:

From the Statue of Libery come these words:  “Give me your tired,

                         your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched

refuse of your teeming shore.  Send these, the homeless,

tempest-tossed to me.  I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

LADY LIBERY  – Girls 

THE MELTING POT

    

 

BALD EAGLE 1:

The bald eagle became America’s national emblem in 1782.  The bald

eagle is featured on the President’s flag, the Great Seal, documents,

several of our coins, one dollar bills, and on military insignias.

BALD EAGLE 2:

The bald eagle was the perfect choice for our national emblem.  It is

only found in North America so it can truly be called an American

bird.  The eagle is our symbol of high-flying freedom.

MY COUNTRY TIS OF THEE

     

FAMOUS AMERICAN QUOTES:

John F. Kennedy said in his inaugural address, “Ask not what your

country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”

Patrick Henry said in his speech at the Virginia Convention, “I know not

what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me

death.”

Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence, “We hold

these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they

are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that

among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

Abraham Lincoln said in the Gettysburg Address:  “Four score and 7

years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation,

conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men

are created equal.”

Martin Luther King said at a Civil Rights march in Washington D.C.,

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the

true meaning of its creed.  We will hold these truths to be self-evident,

that all men are created equal.”

George Washington said in his farewell address, “Observe good faith and

justice toward all nations.  Cultivate peace and harmony with all.”

YANKEE DOODLE DANDY

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND

  

THE UNITED STATES

GOD BLESS THE USA 

 

      

LIBERTY BELL 1:  The Liberty Bell was used in the early days of our country to call

the people together.  On July 8, 1776, the Liberty Bell was rung.

Crowds of people gathered to hear the reading of the Declaration

of Independence.

LIBERTY BELL 2:  The Liberty Bell is now in Independence Hall in Philadelphia,

Pennsylvania.  It bears the words, “Proclaim liberty throughout

the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.”

FREEDOM ISN’T FREE

     

TAPS

SPEAKER 1:  The song, “Taps,” reminds us of the many lives lost allowing us to

continue to enjoy the freedom we have in our wonderful country.

SPEAKER 2: We DO appreciate our freedom and we DO appreciate the men and

women who serve our country in our Armed Forces.  If you are

serving or have served in our military, we would like to salute you

now.

SPEAKER 3: The Coast Guard hymn is now being played.  The lyrics are:

Semper Paratus is our guide,

Our pledge, our motto, too.

We’re always ready, do or die,

Aye, Coast Guard, we fight for you!

SPEAKER 4: Do we have any here who have served or are serving in our Coast

Guard?  Please stand and let us salute you.  (If any stand, begin

applause.)  If none stand, say:

We would now like to salute all of you who have served or are

serving in our military.  Please stand as your branch’s song is sung.

MILITARY SALUTE

OUR FREEDOM:

We will always remember the events of September 11, 2001.

All of us were affected by this tragedy.  BUT-we are a nation

united that will not be defeated!  LET FREEDOM RING!!!

LET FREEDOM RING!

     

     

CITIZEN: This country is a pleasure to live in, and we all have a special

part in taking care of it.  Whether it’s cleaning our messy rooms

or driving the speed limit, we all need to be considerate of one

another.  Being good citizens should start now!!

I LIKE IT HERE!!!

CLOSING: There seems to be an American spirit in all of us—a pride in our

people, our land, and our freedom.  Our program has been a tribute to

this nation and to all the generations who have created it.

Thank you all for coming!