I was giving the end of quarter test to my 2nd grade class. We were a year round school and just about to go on a 3 week intersession. Someone came to my door and whispered the news. As soon as the test was over I went to the library. Parent volunteers, at school to help with a library move, stood around a tv watching the news. I could not believe it. Our school and all schools in the state went on lockdown. We all left school quickly and quietly at the end of the day. I went to see my mom and dad. Then I went home. I turned on my computer, connected to the interent (dialup) and then clicked on one of my favorite links. The web cam located on top of the north tower I think. I had found it a couple of years before and loved to watch the views from there. It reminded me of my trip to NYC when my friend Susan and I had gone up to the observation deck on the South tower. I clicked on the link and it said page not found.
I miss having a class. I used to teach about it. Patriots Day. We made flag t-shirts that say I remember 9-11. We wrote about it. I still have photocopies of the pictures and words they wrote.
Our school system does not even really recognize it. They played a short video (6min) a couple of times today.. But they didn't even send out a schedule until last night. How are teachers supposed to plan for that? and there were only 2 times during the regular school day.
I hope every remembers and never forgets.