I was still living in NY on September 11th when tragedy struck 11 years ago. I remember the panic, St. Joe's College dismissing all classes, the TV, the radio, how you couldn't even park at a blood bank because within minutes fellow NYers were being heroes in the best ways they could.
To the brave fire fighters (my uncle was one of the heroes at Ground 0 ) and police officers who served and continue to serve, thank you!!
Fire Fighter Piggy Wiggy by Christyan Fox. A young pig imagines what it would be like to be a fearless fire fighter who slides down a pole, drives a fire engine, and saves people from danger.
Fire Truck by Ivan Ulz, a children's performer. We watched book on youtube:
"Drive the Fire Truck" by Songs for Wiggleworms. We used colorful scarves to dramatize driving a fire truck, putting a ladder up, putting the fire out, and then driving back. All very FAST. Whew!
"Sticky, Sticky Bubblegum" - - just because it's fun!!
Who uses it?
Lesley wore the police hat and I wore the fireman's helmet and let the kids decide who uses what?
Practiced: Stop, Drop, and Roll
Cube Roll: It landed on "yoga" today so we did two poses from My Daddy is a Pretzel. The kids had great balance for the "tree pose" and managed to roar with their tongues out in the "lion pose".
Letter of the Day: Lesely randomly selected a page from Fire Fighters A to Z. Our letters ended up being C for Chief and D for Dalmatian.