I mentioned earlier that I'll be headed back to work at the end of March. With this in mind, I've been spending as much time with the girls as possible....even if it means Alex playing hookie half a day from school to participate in something I think is very cool- hence our trip to the Va Aviation Museum on Tuesday to hear three members of the Tuskegee Airmen speak. Her Montessori school is very encouraging of these types of activities and places a high value on real life learning experiences. We're so lucky to have such school who shares our educational perspectives on true learning.
To prepare for our visit, Alex read Wind Flyers and The Tuskegee Airmen Story and I asked her to come up with a few questions she'd like to ask the heroes.There were only two kids in attendance and the other boy was probably about 12/13. I was very surprised we didn't see school groups there, as I know this part of history is in the state curriculum, and these men are up in age so time is limited for meeting and hearing their story firsthand. The airmen were happy to see a child as young as Alex interested in their story and "called her out" in the audience. She was thrilled. It was a great experience that I hope both the girls will share with their own children oneday.
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