9-11 Project (September 11)

11 years ago today I was getting ready for my first graders to arrive at school when the teacher across the hall ran over and told me a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center.  Honestly my initial reaction was not that of concern for our nation, but that a plane had crashed and how sad that was for all those involved.  It wasn’t long, obviously, until I realized something much bigger was going on.  I heard the news of the other crashes shortly after and of course everything changed at that moment.  Because my students were about to arrive I was not actually able to see any media footage until the end of the day.  Much like many of you, those images will stay with me forever.  It is a day I will always remember.

My boys were not around on September 11, 2001, but today is a great day to teach them about our great country, the flag, and our service men and women.

My older two boys were in school this morning, but Sanders and I did some painting.  Just a reminder that Sanders is 21 months old and his paintings reflect that :).  After we did the “finger painting” flag I gave him some red white and blue paint and let him go to town… He had a lot of fun and was only a little bit of a mess when we were done :).

Here is my plan for the bigger boys…

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