Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Life at Wellsprings: Inauguration Day 2009

Our community room was buzzing this morning with excitement about today's inauguration of Barack Obama as our 44th President. Teachers had set up the room for projection of the ceremony streamed live via computer. The projected image filled the front wall of the room on a sunny, chilly morning in western Oregon (as it was in Washington, D.C.)

Several students arrived early to watch the beginning of the day's events. Yancey and teachers Eva and Chanci had prepared a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, fried potatoes, sausages, sweet rolls (and more) for our students to enjoy while watching the ceremony.

For almost two hours everyone watched, cheered, clapped, and howled while our new President was sworn into office and delivered his inaugural address. Afterward, students gathered around tables covered with blank paper to draw and write about their experience on this historic morning -- January 20, 2009 -- and finish their breakfast feast!

Early Arriving Students and Teachers

During Barack Obama's Speech

At the End of Barack Obama's Speech

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