1. CTE053, 2. American Flag of the United States of America (USA Flag), 3. Old License plate Map, 4. Constitution of the United States of America, 5. * Independence Day July 4th *, 6. One Nation Under GOD, 7. Westwood 9/11 Memorial, 8. 4Th Of July Independence Day (United States Of America), 9. monument stage
I pledge allegiance
to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the republic
for which it stands
one nation under God
with liberty and justice
I chose these images because Independence Day is coming up. An added bonus is that I will be able to do something with this for my 3rd graders. As I was choosing images, creating the mosaic, and now coming up with the post, I have a rap version of the Pledge stuck in my head from a performance from my students.
About two weeks ago the school board in my district held a study session to discuss contingency funding in the event that an upcoming override is not passed. For the elementary schools which service K-8 students:
- Eliminate band
- Limit music to 7th & 8th grade
- Limit art to 7th & 8th grade
In addition, it was also suggested to limit PE to 7th & 8th graders, as well as eliminating all reading specialists. I understand the simple economics that if the money isn't there, cuts need to be made. Also, I believe that my district is not overly top-heavy, but reductions that could be made at the district level would be a drop in the bucket of the millions that may need to be cut.
Of course there were other cuts suggested, but I see these as the ones that would most impact the students. And teachers...continued more work and less money, but that's another story.