Video Valentines for Veterans

Local veterans are receiving Valentine’s Day messages of thanks from district students today and some cards will include a special video message! 

With assistance from RTI Reading Teacher Janine Avitabile and Instructional Technology Coach Michele Love, a group of third-grade students at Matthew Paterson learned how to create short video messages using graphics, music and voiceover audio as a supplement to their hand-crafted cards for veterans.  

“Thank you for your service,” said students Addison R. and Giavanna L. in their videos. 

“I hope you get a day of love and joy,” said student Isabella M. “Thank you, veterans, honoring all who served.” 

“Thank you for all you did for us. We are very lucky,” said student April P. 

Inside the handmade cards, the students placed a printed QR code, which the card recipient can scan with a smartphone and access the bonus video message.