The students in my 4th grade class were 2 years old on September 11, 2001. They will never remember our country as it was before 9/11. We read a piece about 9/11 and watched a short movie about it. As I read to them about the passengers who overcame the terrorists and crashed the plane in Pennsylvania, I became choked up. My 4th graders looked on in concern as their teacher’s voice filled with emotion. Their memories of this day may be the emotion I showed as I talked about it.
They were touched. I felt like I taught them something that matters.
Not a bad day on the job.