Hey ya'll! This is going to be a quick one! I wanted to share a cooperative group art activity that I do for September 11th. You will need butcher paper, magazines, construction paper, glue, a marker, and fake rose petals (optional). After talking about September 11th and reading books about that day, the students work together to make a memorial mosaic of the Twin Towers. I sketch out a drawing of the Twin Towers and then the students make a mosaic out of construction paper and magazines. I always read the book September Roses by Jeanette Winters. The book is about two sisters from South America that fly to New York on September 11th for a flower show. When they find out what happened they make a memorial of the Twin Towers out of all of the roses they had brought, so that's why I let them use fake rose petals on the mosiac. The mosaic always turns out really cute and is a wonderful way for the students to create their own memorial for all of the people lost on September 11th. I make this a group activity, but you could also let them make individual mosaics. I just like for this mosaic to be larger! My class also also writes a letter and draws a picture for the local fire and police stations in the community, thanking them for their service. I wish I had a picture to show you of the mosaic, but I don't have a picture from last year and no class this year. I was going to make one to post....but I have a test to go and study for instead! I have to take a test for another county in order to get an interview for several openings....so please say a little prayer for me on Friday when I take the test! I really would like to have a class again this year, because I have missed teaching...especially with all of ya'lls awesome teaching ideas!
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