September 10, 2017

Patriot Day for Kids

The 911 events are not easy to teach to our middle grade students, but at the same time, most of us want to be able to discuss this day in a way that is age appropriate. I searched and came up with few ideas....

I will be showing my kiddos this YouTube video titled: What Happened On September 11, 2001? The site indicates that it is appropriate for ages 9 and above, and I would agree with that rating. However, you know your kids, so be sure to watch it for yourself before you decide to show it to your students!


Open in YouTube:


After we watch this YouTube video, we will complete some of the FREE activities created by Top Floor Teachers on TpT. I am so very grateful for this resource as it will save me an incredible amount of time! I plan to extend the letter writing activity a bit and invite some of our local fire fighters into our class during fire prevention week. The kids can read their letters out loud to the firefighters if they wish.


Here is a link to this wonderful FREEBIE:



Some teachers I know are showing the BrainPop video titled September 11th. I think this video is a little too intense for my kiddos, so I am not going to show this one tomorrow, but if your school has an account, you may want to check it out.


Here is the link to the BrainPop video:



September 11th is a day to remember our heroes of yesterday and today. I am grateful for the police officers and their canines, fire fighters, first responders, the medical community, The US Military, and all the volunteers who put others first. You are appreciated! 







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