SchoolArts Magazine

FEB 2019

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36 FEBRUARY 2019 SchoolArts E L E M E N T A R Y W hat does it mean to be a military child? When I posed this question to my students, their responses varied from having a parent in the military, to moving around a lot, hav - Leigh Drake Military Children; Children of the world blown to all corners of the world, we bloom anywhere. —Militar Brats, Inc. The Art of Being a MILITARY CHILD ing parents out on deployment, and having a strong sense of what it is to be an American. Other comments included living in an area that has constant jet noise from numerous naval bases in the area, and growing up among people from all over the world. One-third of our student popu - lation has a military background. It is said that military children say goodbye to more significant people by the age of nineteen than Gabi Wian, grade five.

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