Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day

What a fun morning I had a school today! Both of my kids were very excited to go to school and watch the Inauguration with their friends. I was looking forward to watching it with some of my students. I had a small lesson planned and was hopeful the kids would get something out of it.

Two sisters came in and visited with me around 8:30 a.m. They hung up their coats and asked what 'movie' I was watching. I explained that I was watching the news and it was a special day with special coverage on television because we have a new President today. One of the girls asked me, "What?! We have a new President? Really?" I told her we did and what his name was. I asked her if she knew who the old President was. She said she didn't know. So I asked her a few more questions and then she asked me, "Wait, is John McCain our new President?" :)

After the other kids arrived and we were watching the swearing in ceremony, one of the sisters turned to me and said, "This is really cool." I thought that was so sweet.

Afterwards, we talked a lot, I taught the lesson, we did an activity and the kids got to search the White House website. It was fun. I only wish I had thought to bring treats.

High point: We sat really close to the tv trying to look for a former coworker on tv (& a former teacher of some of the kids). Rachel: We were sad we didn't get to see you!!

Low point: The HS principal told me on Friday the kids would get to view the Inauguration. Naseem's English teacher had other ideas and refused to let the kids view the ceremony. Nas was very disapointed and caught up with videos when she got home. Matty said he watched the tv for about 2 hours today and saw a lot of the special programming.

1 comment:

The Rinkels said...

Elise got to watch it in her class. I was so jealous because I was at work and couldn't watch. She was really proud to tell me she watched the inauguration and his speech.
I'm glad the school did that - she'll probably remember that the rest of her life.