september 11th ideas...

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  1. HufflePuff

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    i'd like to read a book or do some sort of activity for sept. 11. the thing is...i don't want to get to into the actual details of sept. 11 itself, rather, i'd like to discuss heroes, courage, and that sort of thing. any ideas?
     
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    Since I have younger kiddos, we read the picture book The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. We don't go into too much detail about what happened. It's about the towers, but a courageous man who wanted to walk a tightrope between the towers. It's actually a true story.
     
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    do you think it would be good for 5th graders?
     
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    I read the same book to my 4th graders. It's very good, and would be great for any age group.
     
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    I think it was up for some award.
     
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    Love this book! I'm teaching 2nd graders who weren't even born when this happened. My how time flies!
     
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    I read this thread a couple of days ago and decided to buy the book. I really like it and know my sixth graders will too. I will definitely be discussing the ethics of his stunt and what they think of his punishment too...but it is such a great story, and true, about the twin towers. I wouldn't want to get into the details of the horrors of 9/11, but I think it will be an interesting way to remember the towers on the day. Thanks so much for informing me about this book.
     
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    How much is the book?
     
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    I paid $6.95 or something like that from amazon. It's well worth it because the pictures are really nice and it's an engrossing story for them.

    I'm sharing it with all of the second grade classes this week as they rotate to every room as part our test prep program. (Sad that we had test prep in second grade, huh?) They are absorbed by the story, and I'm able to share a little about the World Trade Center tragedy.
     
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    Thanks for the link. When I went to Barnes and Noble, they only had a hardback and it was a little expensive, $16 or so with my 10 percent discount. I didn't see a paperback version there.
     
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    I know this is a little late, but I always read September 12th: We Knew Everything Would Be All Right. It was written by first graders. It is a very uplifting book. I definitely recommend it.
     

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