Saturday, September 13, 2014

September 11

We spent some time talking about 9/11 last Thursday.  I don't like to go into great detail but I do like to teach my kids that something bad happened to America that day.  We reflect on our freedom and what it means to be an American.  We remember those whose lives were lost and those families and friends who lost someone.

I usually read The Peace Book by Tod Parr and we talk about what it means to be peaceful.  I show a PPT of some photos of the Twin Towers {one of my besties' husbands went to NYU} and I explain a bit about what happened.  Then we watch a Brain Pop Jr. {typically the US symbols or the Statue of Liberty one}.  We make an art project to remember September 11.  This year, we made flags with the twin towers on them.  Thank you to Tammy Sivley for this craft!  The kids enjoyed making them and they will be a nice keepsake to take home.






As the kids finished up their flags, they could color a 9/11 coloring page.  I found this from Mel over at Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations.

The next day, we read September 12 We Knew Everything Would Be Alright.  The kids like seeing the pictures that other students had drawn.  We also read The Man Who Walked Between the Towers.  The kids LOVE this story every year.

September 11 is definitely a day we will never forget...


Have a nice weekend, everyone!
xo
Megan 

3 comments:

Tammy S said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My kids really enjoy this craft and it sparks a lot of conversation about Heroes. I love the way you painted the red stripes instead of using the construction paper. There are so many amazing books on the subject of 9/11 now for our little ones. Thank you so much for the shout out.
Tammy
The Space Coast Teacher

Cindy Calenti said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks so much for the book suggestion... September 12 We Knew Everything Would Be Alright. I am going to look for it ASAP.
Cindy
Granny Goes to School

Mirtha Medina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

September is a day that will never be forgotten because of the devastation that it brought. Making children aware of this day in history will teach them the importance of peace and patriotism.

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