Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ground Zero

If you ever get the chance you should go to Ground Zero!  It is something every American should see and experience once in their life.  It is so surreal to imagine what happened on September 11, 2001.  It is crazy to imagine what happened on that sacred ground.  It makes your heart break!  I will never forget getting there.  No one talked, and I think it was physically impossible to speak!  What would you say?  When I went they were still cleaning up, and it was so hard to look out and see the rubble and mess!  They have now built a beautiful memorial, and it is all cleaned up.  I would love to see it!

9/11 is my JFK Moment.  A JFK Moment refers to those who were alive when JFK was assassinated.  They remember where they were when they heard the news.  I remember everything when I heard about 9/11 and saw the footage for the first time.  I think this will be a moment that America and the world will never forget.  America will never be the same.

Looking out at the rubble

This was the saddest thing!  On a wall there were these titles who were made by the children of 9/11 who lost a parent.

My Daddy is on Top of a Rainbow

This was in front of the towers, and the damage it received on 9/11.  They have kept it as a reminder.

This made me cry the hardest!  One of my teachers in high school lost his son in the Pentagon.  It breaks my heart because I always think about Mr. Milam!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

What do you believe in?

If you don't believe in
You'll fall for

In government we were discussing the political parties, and what each believed.  Every class had a Fantastic conversation about each party and what they believe.  So if you don't know what you believe or what political party you want to associate with research them, talk to family and friends.  But I love what the Enlightenment Period of the late 1700s say - Dare to Know!  Think for yourself!  Find out about the political parties and see which one you agree with!

A rap about political parties

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Red Tails Field Trip

I don't know how it happened, but for Black History Month I got a field trip approved to go see Red Tails at AMC.  This movie is about the African American Fighter Pilots of WWII.  It is a phenomenal movie, and I went to go see it opening night.  At the end of the film I knew I had to bring students!  I'm still amazed that it all worked out, and I know the students had a great time!

The best part was having the theater to our self, and being at the movies during a school day.  I was watching the movie, and that kept standing out to me!  It was so much fun!  Oh at the end of the movie we ate pizza at the top of the stairs at AMC.  The icing on the cake was my sister (who works there) giving the students a tour of projection.

Here are pics of that day:

Some of my amazing students from 6th Hour - they got to go to the movies!

Brooklyn and Macy getting snacks before the movie

My sister came with us - and she is a manager at AMC!

All the pizza we ate!  Sorry the picture is sideways!

Trailer for the movie we saw - Red Tails:

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Act of Valor

Last night I went to see the film, "Act of Valor."  First I have to say it is Rated R so make sure you get parental permission to see it. :-)  It was very good, and the cool thing was the fact that the actors were really Navy Seals!  These men really do what they potray on the screen.  When the movie is over you just sit there amazed at what these men do everyday.  Quickly I was so thankful for our Armed Forces who risk their life to make sure we have freedom, protection, and liberty.  How do you say Thank You for that?  I don't know but every time I meet a member of our armed forces I say Thank You!

They ended the movie with this poem from Tecumseh.  Tecumseh was a native american warrior.  What he says about dying is moving, and it was a great way to end the film.  Also the movie has been out for a while, and it was a sold out crowd last night.  As the poem was being read in the film you could hear many sobs and sniffles.  So of course that made me cry more!

“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.
When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”
~ Chief Tecumseh (Poem from Act of Valor the Movie)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Doctor Who Is SAVING My Life


This is Dr. Pardo, and he is my MS Doctor.  He is world renownd, and there is a three year waiting list to see him.  Dr. Pardo is that good!  I don't know how I got in to see him, but I'm so thankful!  I truly believe Dr. Pardo is saving my life.  I was so happy that he took a picture with me today!