This is a wonderful book written by a first grade class. It mentions the twin towers and what happened on 9/11, but focuses on the positive aspects of the children's lives and how they knew everything would be allright. We are also going to discuss the pledge and what each word of the pledge means (and what the words really are - you'd be amazed at what first graders say when they say the pledge). Then, we'll make torn paper flags.
I usually have my kids tear their paper into smaller pieces and use those to make a stripe (rather than the one long strip shown in this photo). I also use the die cutter to cut out the stars. They end up being very pretty and I found this poem that the kids can glue on the back of their flag:
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I hope you take time this weekend to remember 9/11. Pray for those who lost loved ones that day and for the everyday heroes who put their lives on the line for our freedoms and our safety.