I teach first grade and always struggle with how to address 9/11. I don't want to ignore it, but I don't think they are old enough to completely understand either. I think I am going to focus on the fact that it is a day to remember all of the heroes that keep us safe (police officers, firefighters, soldiers, etc.) and a day to remember how proud we are to live in America. We are going to write letters thanking firefighters and make a class book about what we love about America. Thoughts?