9/11 Memorial Assembly

The English committee at Faleasao Elementary hosted a 9/11 memorial assembly today. We had a banner competition and each class performed a song or poem. Afterward, we watched a few slide-shows about 9/11 and then had a balloon release (students wrote messages to or prayers for those affected by 9/11 and put them inside their balloons). It was probably the cutest thing ever (thank God we were not able to get a helium tank sent out here, so the balloons were not released over the ocean, as originally planned! yay!)

Anyway, here is the first banner my class made.

And this is the second banner. One of my students brought this in this morning (even though we already made our banner…) so I let them color it this morning and we hung it outside of our class.

Here are some of my students’ prayers (for the balloon release):

If you have Google+, you can click the hyperlink below for a video of my class performing the song we wrote (with a lot of help from the girl in the middle’s dad!)
Here’s the link.
I know. They’re adorable. We made those little flag hats for them to wear, too. Everyone loved their song and they went wild over Allyson’s sergeant routine. :) They had so much fun and I am super proud of them!

I’m trying to find a website where I can upload videos but everything is blocked. Wah. I’ll post it here if I ever figure out how to do it!

Oh! And I was on tv the other night! My neighbor, Jolla, yelled out her window to tell me to come watch; they aired my interview with the Dept of Ed guy! Wes was on, too! I looked for the video online but it appears that the local station here doesn’t have a website, haha.

About Cat Q.

For three years, I lived on a tiny little island in the South Pacific called Ta'u, where I taught elementary and high school English. Much of this blog is a chronicle of my time there, and of the travels we were able to do while we were on that side of the world. Now, I'm doing a different kind of travelling in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia with my husband and two children.
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4 Responses to 9/11 Memorial Assembly

  1. Jess says:

    Wah. I don’t know how to work the internets and watch that video! That’s so sweet that they all worked so hard. I wish I could meet your kiddos!

  2. Mike & Susan Betzler says:

    God Bless the Children! (and their innocent wisdom.)

    Very cute and inspiring – Thank you for sharing.

  3. Amber says:

    My outer island partners in crime…my students also saw you on TV. They described you are the “curly haired one” from Falesao.

    You are famous on the metropolis of Tutuila as well.

    I miss you!

  4. Amy Evans says:

    one of the most adorable things i’ve ever seen. i like to see to the God, too. ♥

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