11 years ago today I was getting ready for my first graders to arrive at school when the teacher across the hall ran over and told me a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. Honestly my initial reaction was not that of concern for our nation, but that a plane had crashed and how sad that was for all those involved. It wasn’t long, obviously, until I realized something much bigger was going on. I heard the news of the other crashes shortly after and of course everything changed at that moment. Because my students were about to arrive I was not actually able to see any media footage until the end of the day. Much like many of you, those images will stay with me forever. It is a day I will always remember.
My boys were not around on September 11, 2001, but today is a great day to teach them about our great country, the flag, and our service men and women.
My older two boys were in school this morning, but Sanders and I did some painting. Just a reminder that Sanders is 21 months old and his paintings reflect that :). After we did the “finger painting” flag I gave him some red white and blue paint and let him go to town… He had a lot of fun and was only a little bit of a mess when we were done :).
Here is my plan for the bigger boys…