I read the book “The Man Who Walked Between Towers” by Mordicai Gerstein to my kindergarten class. It is the story of Philippe Petit, a tight rope walker, who walked between the Twin Towers in 1974. I read the story first. (Warning, I tear-up at the end every time. . .)
Then I showed the children video of Philippe actually walking a tightrope. They totally gasped with awe! Today they asked if we could write a letter to Philippe and inquire about how he walked on a rope between two skyscrapers. We talked about people who trained to do this kind of work -that it took Philippe years upon years of hard daily practice to do it.