edHelper.com
Children in History
Veterans Day
Hugs For Heroes: The Story of Bailey Reese



Hugs For Heroes: The Story of Bailey Reese
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.5

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    appreciation, equally, overseas, organization, hurricane, elementary, hometown, doing, duty, several, service, military, heat, serving, package, instead
     content words:    Hurricane Ivan, Little Bailey Reese, Young Bailey, Hero Hugs, Build-a-Bear Workshop, Iraqi Freedom, Huggable Heroes, President George W., American Girl Real Girl Award, Veterans Day


Print Hugs For Heroes: The Story of Bailey Reese
     Print Hugs For Heroes: The Story of Bailey Reese  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)


Quickly Print - PDF format
     Quickly Print: PDF (2 columns per page)

     Quickly Print: PDF (full page)


Quickly Print - HTML format
     Quickly Print: HTML


Proofreading Activity
     Print a proofreading activity


Feedback on Hugs For Heroes: The Story of Bailey Reese
     Leave your feedback on Hugs For Heroes: The Story of Bailey Reese  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



Hugs For Heroes: The Story of Bailey Reese
By Joyce Furstenau
  

1     Hurricane Ivan hit Bailey Reese's hometown of Niceville, Florida, in 2004. There was no water or electricity for a time. Little Bailey Reese went with her mother to get water. Several military servicemen were there to hand out water and ice. She was seven years old. Instead of thanking the servicemen, Bailey heard several people complaining about the heat and the wait. Young Bailey told her mother she didn't think people should be complaining. She said people should be thanking the soldiers instead.
 
2     Later on, Bailey asked her mother if she could send some gifts to the service men and women serving in Iraq. She invited some of her young neighbors and friends to come over and write thank you notes to the troops. Each week they sent small tokens of appreciation to Iraq. They put together boxes filled with small gifts and sweets to show their appreciation. Bailey and her friends shipped about fifty boxes overseas over the next six months.
 
3     Her project began to grow when her local elementary school wanted to join in. She called her project "Hero Hugs." Bailey also decided the troops needed a mascot. She went to the Build-a-Bear Workshop and built a mascot she named Hero. The bear was dressed in fatigues. She sent Hero to Iraq. Hero was photographed in several places with many different soldiers and officers. When his "tour of duty" was finished, Hero was sent back to Bailey wearing an Iraqi Freedom medal. Hero also wore an ankle bracelet made by an Iraqi woman. Bailey put together a book about his adventures using his picture album. She titled it The Adventures of Hero. She hopes to publish it soon.

Paragraphs 4 to 6:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


Children in History
             Children in History


Veterans Day
             Veterans Day


United States
             United States


    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)
 
 
    A New Nation
(1776-1830)
 
 
    After the Civil War
(1865-1870)
 
 
    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
(1947-1991)
 
 
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)
 
 
    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


50 States

             Fifty States Theme Unit


Document Based Activities
      Document Based Activities


More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets


Back to School
Graphic Organizers
Alphabet Worksheets
Sight Words
Math Worksheets
Mazes
50 States
Education
Teaching

Monthly Themes
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Fractions
Place Value
Time and Calendar
Money
Earth Day
Solar System
Analogies
Nouns
Following Directions
Listening
Capitalization
Cursive Writing
Patterns and Sequencing
Dinosaurs
All About Me

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Multiplication
Division
Main Idea
Cause and Effect
Measurement
Decimals
Rounding
Order of Operations
Verbs
Community Helpers
Adjectives
Plants
Grammar
Addition and Subtraction
Contractions
Bulletin Board Ideas
Word Searches
Crossword Puzzles
Printable Puzzles

Reading Comprehension
Reading Skills
English Language Arts





Copyright © 2013 edHelper