Some thoughts on remembering September 11th, 2001 as the 20th anniversary approaches.
Each year, Two Writing Teachers Blog pauses to mark the events of September 11, 2001. It's hard to believe it's been 19 years. However you choose to honor the loss and the heroism of so many, we are with you.
While every day is an opportunity to practice kindness, put our arms around the people we love, and cherish all that is good in our lives, perhaps today is an especially good day to remember the importance of doing those things.
We, at Two Writing Teachers, pause today to remember all the lives that were lost and the heroes who gave their all in trying to save others. Since tomorrow is a Slice of Life Tuesday, our post about 9/11 is published today.
Sixteen years ago, I kissed my three daughters goodbye as I left them in the gym's babysitting room, and I headed up to the aerobics room to teach my 9:15 step class. My oldest daughter was five--an afternoon kindergartner-- and I did not know yet that I was pregnant with my fourth daughter. Just before… Continue reading Pausing to remember 9/11
Today, September 11th, is the fifteenth anniversary of the horrific attacks that took place in 2001. We, at Two Writing Teachers, pause today to remember all the lives that were lost and the heroes who gave their all in trying to save others. Fred Rogers once said, "When I was a boy and I would… Continue reading Pausing on September 11th
Educators from around the country share the ways in which they teach about September 11th to their students. This post includes programming and writing ideas, as well as links to videos and picture books you can read aloud.
I'm compiling a list of tributes classroom teachers and schools do to mark the September 11th Anniversary. Please leave a comment on this post adding what you (and/or your colleagues) do to commemorate this solemn day.
“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” -Harry S. Truman
My husband and I spent our five year anniversary in Manhattan this past December. My parents watched our daughter for three nights, which meant we went to shows, explored different neighborhoods by hopping on and off the subway, and enjoyed relaxing dinners. We also had the chance to do something we wanted to do for… Continue reading 12 Years Later
Today is the 11th anniversary of the September 11th Attacks. It's hard to believe it's been over a decade since that horrible day, when everything started out right and ended so catastrophically. Today I plan to honor the memory of those who died by watching the media coverage and observing moments of silence. Later today… Continue reading Weekly SOLSC
Ten years have passed since September 11th, 2001. In 2001, I lived in Manhattan when the planes hit the Towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Shanksville, PA. Today I live in Central Pennsylvania where the Susquehanna River has crested and has flooded the streets displacing many people from their homes. While natural disasters are… Continue reading Reflections on September 11th