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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue Reading Reflections on September 11th
It’s rare for me to read the “Sunday Business” section of The New York Times. I’m more of a “Sunday Review,” “Sunday Styles,” front section, “Metropolitan,” “Travel,” and “Book Review” … Continue Reading Getting Ready for the Tenth Anniversary of September 11th
A view of the Lower Manhattan Skyline on the evening of September 11th, 2010 (from Jersey City, NJ): From 09-11-10 I am one of the New Yorkers who did not … Continue Reading Remembering: Nine Years Later
If you teach eighth grade or younger, it is highly unlikely that your students personally remember the events of September 11; many of our students weren’t alive when the attacks … Continue Reading Remembering September 11th
Created with clip art from Lettering Delights.
Last week I wrote about the power of three in writing. I felt my post lacked specific examples of what this looks like in published writing. So, I looked back … Continue Reading Specific Examples of the Power of Three
The recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai reminded me of how fragile life is. Stories of everyday people who were visiting and working in Mumbai, such as the Brooklyn couple who … Continue Reading Writing About Tragedy
Bonnie mentioned a Billy Collins Poem, “The Names,” in a comment she left yesterday. While he’s one of my favorite poets (new favorites), I have to admit that I didn’t … Continue Reading Poetry Friday: A Little Billy Collins For You
I Am Amazed is written and illustrated by Jodi Hills. It’s a book that pays tribute to the people in our everyday lives that we often look past and recognizes … Continue Reading WN Entry: I Am Amazed…
Yesterday I read The Man Who Walked Between the Towers to my class. They were dazzled and amazed by Petit’s Walk. I briefly answered questions about September 11th, 2001 since … Continue Reading A Day of Rememberance