A teacher hugs a child at Briarwood Elementary school after a tornado destroyed the school in south Oklahoma City, Monday, May 20, 2013. A monstrous tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening entire neighborhoods with winds up to 200 mph, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school.
(AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Paul Hellstern)
"One of my little boys just kept saying, ‘I love you, I love you, please don’t die with me.’ I never thought I was going to die. The whole time I just kept screaming to them, ‘Quit worrying, we’re fine, we’re fine.’ And I’m very loud, so I just hoped they could hear me because I could hear them screaming. [One girl] was sobbing, and I was like, ‘We’re going to be fine, we’re going to be fine, I’m protecting you.’ And then I said a few prayers. ‘God please take care of my kids.’"
RHONDA CROSSWHITE, sixth grade teacher at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma, which was leveled by a tornado. She threw herself over students inside a bathroom stall as the storm passed, likely helping to save their lives.
Teachers. Among the best of us.
(via the New York Post)
"Some of you are graduating summa cum laude. Some of you are graduating magna cum laude. And some of you are graduating thank you laude."
PRESIDENT OBAMA, giving the commencement speech at Morehouse College (via CBS News)
"Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive."
Has anyone else noticed…
that at this point in the school year all your supplies seem to be breaking, broken, or missing?
Part of me is grateful things have lasted this long.
The other part of me is frustrated because kids seem to have no respect for things that don’t belong to them.