like so many others,
remember exactly everything
about that fateful September morning in 2001
all of our "knowns" became "unknowns".
September 11th, 2001
started as routinely as any regular school day.
My lesson plan for social studies that day was to
introduce the concepts of
as part of understanding current events.
That is the absolute, unbelieveable, undeniable TRUTH!!!
I still get chills every time I think about it.
Needless to say,
during those seconds, and minutes, and hours
of that teaching day
throughout the infinite lessons and journal entries
and broken hearts, and tears, and the thousands of questions
of those days that followed ...
undeniably was one of the most powerfully moving and
moments of my entire teaching career.
I remember that day as if it were yesterday...
it is crystal clear in my heart.
My personal memories of it are wrenching and raw
yet paradoxically serene and filled with hope.
Seeing the world through the eyes of a child is very special.
I was a privilege that day to be a teacher.
I dedicate this post to the memory of those souls lost that day...
to the junior high students who were in my classes then...
to Matt, my team teaching partner,
who "held my hand" throughout it all.
I wish you peace...
Remember...Every day REALLY does matter.