Lessons of Life, Resilience and Patriotism

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Tuesday marked the anniversary of Sept. 11, a day that revealed the profound human capacity to care for one another and to recognize common humanity through spontaneous acts of generosity and response -- acts that transcend differences of race, nationality, religion, economic strata and political affiliation. In remembrance of 9/11, May Moore Elementary School planned a day of honor and historical education.

Students and staff wore red, white and blue to commemorate the day now known as Patriot Day and began their morning by joining in the Pledge of Allegiance, which was led by second-grade students. Students then gathered on the school’s lawn with small American flags in hand. Each student took time to place his or her flag in the grass, creating a blanket of red, white and blue across the green landscape. In addition, students created an American flag mural out of colored cups, which they featured on the school’s front fence.
Inside
 classrooms, teachers engaged students in the book “On That Day: A Book of Hope for Children” via SmartBoard applications that addressed the critical question, “What can you do when bad things happen?”