September 11

Yesterday, some 4th and 5th grade classes came to the media center to hear stories that were connected with September 11th.  We read Fireboat by Maira Kalman and The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein.  We had some very powerful conversations about ways that we respond when tragedy strikes in our world.  Many students had questions, comments, and connections to the September 11th tragedy.  This could be a great opportunity to talk as a family about any stories you might have about responding to tragedy or memories of September 11th.

Mr. Plemmons reads Fireboat by Maira Calman.  The story tells about a retired fireboat that sprang into action on September 11, 2001 to help firefighters pump water to the fires in NYC.

Mr. Plemmons reads Fireboat by Maira Calman. The story tells about a retired fireboat that sprang into action on September 11, 2001 to help firefighters pump water to the fires in NYC.

One thought on “September 11

  1. Fonda Slongo says:

    Andy,

    Thank you (again) for the well delivered reading of Fireboat and discussion of 9/11. We were all moved by your presentation and the children were eager to send you cards and drawings of their gratitude. Keep building those bridges!

    Fonda

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