I remember teaching 1st grade on 9-11 ten years ago. I was in the classroom and had no idea what had happened, but knew something was terribly wrong! Parents were taking their children out of class frantically. It was a very scary and a very sad day. It was even sadder when the students came back to school a few days later and we remembered and discussed what had happened and talked about their family, friends, and relatives whose lives were shattered because of what had happened. I never really know how to teach or talk about 911 in the classroom.
My school puts on a really sweet sentimental ceremony as we are named
"The School of Heroes".
This year to honor the 10th year I wanted to do something in the classroom I found a-few ideas :
(many different activities)
* Scholastic has a Wall Of Heroes (this touched my heart)http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/911/activities_hall.asp
where, you can write about a hero from that day that you know of and they will publish your small story online.
* Read - A- Loud: