Date: 01-28-11 14:00
I remember as if it were yesterday.
As a teacher I really related to Christa and her philosophy--it was so much like mine. I was busy teaching when it happened... but the fourth graders were in the library watching it on the not very good tv.
I learned via the shoutings of a student named Eric.. who was not known for being truthful. So when he was racing through the halls yelling the shuttle blew up, (apparently he had gone to the library to return a book or get out of work or something), I wasn't sure whether or not to believe him.
The next day I spend every one of my 7th, 8th and 9th grade classes trying to help them work through it. I later had parents comment that I was the only teacher who even mentioned it--after the fact, though many had talked about it before hand.
Wow, do I feel old now!