Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Big Day,...

A big day for the country yesterday. In our school we had televisions in several locations. I happen to have lunch duty in the cafeteria at the time of President Obama taking the Oath of Office. Here are students in grades 4-6 watching intently as that happened.

The kids were quiet for most of it, fascinated. However, during the speech they clapped and cheered for various points.
This age student only knows about segregation and persecution what they read in books. Some of us remember seeing it on the nightly news. Congratulations U.S. of A.!



8 comments:

corin said...

My son got to watch at his school but my daughter did not get to watch because her teacher was relying on the internet broadcast which got jammed up. I was upset that she didnt get to see it as it happened. We watched Cspan for about 3 hours together last night. I was happy to see that she was truly interested and asking questions.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Glad school kids got to see 'history in the making.'
Hugs,
Betsy

Shellmo said...

I think it's great the kids got to see it. My stepson saw it at his school too and told me "good things are going to happen now." (He's 10.)

City Mouse said...

I know all of the kids I spoke to here watched it in school. I think it's an amazing teaching opportunity.

montucky said...

In my opinion, Obama is a very intelligent man who's intent on getting the right things done. I sure hope he will be supported and successful!

Yolanda said...

Thanks for dropping by and I am so agree with you on Martin I think he was proably looking down too.

Aleta said...

I am so proud of our country for electing Obama as President! I believe he will serve the people and get our country back on track. It is wonderful to see children so engaged in this history-making event!

troutbirder said...

I really really missed being in front of my American History class this day and talking about it all with the kids. What a day!