Inauguration: Like being there: Teacher shows students video of trip to Capitol
Del Rio Elementary School students and staff watched a video slideshow Friday of the Jan. 20 Inauguration of President Barak Obama. Fifth-graders had the following comments about watching the video broadcast schoolwide by Patti Allen-LaFleur, the computer teacher and TV broadcast teacher at the school. The video was about Allen-Fleur and her husband Steve's trip to U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
"When I was watching the slide show, I thought about what it would feel like to live in those states and how cold it would be and I wondered if some of those people were poor."
"I was amazed by how many people showed up and I would love to go to the next inauguration."
"It made me feel proud of Mrs. Allen-LaFleur. This is like a once-in-a-lifetime chance, so I'm really proud of her."
"I thought it was cool because of all the different people from all of the different countries."
"I think it was fantastic."
"I think it's pretty and beautiful and cool."
"I thought that everybody was happy and joyful the day of the inauguration."
"This slideshow made me feel good about our country."
"I thought it was so awesome and it was cool because I know other people who wanted to go but couldn't, and now they can experience it."
"I think that Ms. Allen-LaFleur was very lucky to go to the inauguration, and see the presidents."
"When I was watching, I felt good and sad for people."
"When I was watching, I felt that a lot of people cared about our country and our president because they came from all over the country."
"I though it was cool because it showed people from all over the country and it reminded me about the country."