It’s Inauguration Day! (Yes, we had to ask “What day is it, today?” about ten times before we learned that big word.)
From the exit at Blair House to the church service and then on to the Capitol, we took it all in somewhat in between all our regular school subjects.We even created a special Americana schoolwork area to help us get our classwork done and get in the spirit of this historical event.
The pageanty and significance make this an awesome event in history to view, but all the more real for AbiNoelle since she has personally walked those Capitol halls, stood in the Rotunda, and has sung on the steps of the Capitol!
Today, she clapped, and listened, and held her hand on her heart as we watched America enter a new era.
She learned as we created a special Inauguration Day book and practiced terms like, oath, Inauguration, Vice-President, Commander-in-Chief, and more!
She reflected on all that she had seen and heard:
I’m sure his [Trump’s] children are very proud of him!
Look at all those police guards!
If I were there, I would sit right next to Donald J. Trump.
Ahhh, her[Mrs.Trump] dress is so pretty.
If I were President, I would run this country like God told me to.
(When Trump said there was a new vision — America First — AbiNoelle said:) What’s America Second?
He[Trump] has such strong, great, powerful words….It’s just amazing!
I’m sure she [Mrs.Obama] must be sad, right now because her husband is not President anymore and he’s going to have to go get a job now so he can pay for their groceries.
(She even got a little mesmerized during Trump’s Inaugural Address and began to mimic all his hand gestures – that was too funny!)
Inauguration Day 2017! We are thankful to be an American and glad we could use this day as a teaching moment in Kindergarten! We pray for President Trump, his family, Vice-President Pence and his family. God Bless America!