Remembering 9/11

AAaaahhhhhh!!!! One week of school officially down! And lots more to go! I absolutely adore my kids! And I can't wait to get my feet underneath me and get the kiddos going with our routines so we can really start rockin' and rolling! (And I can get back on Blogger and catch up on blogging and blog stalking!!!! Eeek!) 

Our school had a flag salute and moment of silence this morning to remember 9/11. 

We wrote "powerful sentences" about our country. Here is a completed project from last year (ours aren't quite finished yet):

The kids either chose red or blue to paint their stripes with a roller sponge. Then they did a self portrait to glue on top. I bought the flags at Party City. And our powerful sentences were glued underneath. 

Tomorrow we will be writing letters and more powerful sentences about firefighters and other community heroes. 

It is so important to honor these heroes everyday of the year. 

We also remembered 9/11 by reading parts of this wonderful book:

It's full of letters and pictures and poems of kids responding to 9/11. I think my kids were really able to understand. 

I hope you had a wonderful day, and took a moment to remember 9/11 and all of those people affected, and honor all of the heroes that help keep our country safe everyday. 


  1. That looks like a great project! School I subbed in today did nothing, but I had a moment of silence at home, which is what counts ;)

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher
    Endless Pinabilities!

  2. We haven't seen that book. We will have to get it to add to our collection. Your lil guys drawing is precious! We love their drawings of themselves! Hope your year is off to a great start :)

    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

  3. I wish I would have thought of something this cute for 9/11. I had to Pin it for next year! Very sweet and thoughtful project. Thank you for sharing!


  4. Sandy - that is so cute! Great reminder for 9/11. Hope all is well.
    ( your twin ):o)
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After