It’s not everyday that a WWII plane appears out of nowhere, overhead, in my own backyard. It was enormous! Hubby thought it could be a B-24 or even a rarer B-29 Superfortress.
Somehow it seemed very fitting. Yesterday at school I pulled out my autoharp and Miles asked to sing “This Land is Your Land.” I was surprised. While the song was the most popular song last year (understatement), we have only sung it one time this year – two weeks ago.
That’s all it took.
So yesterday, we sang “This Land is Your Land” in an enormous way. Children stood up. They fought over who would hold the book while we sang.
What is it about patriotic songs? How is it that children can sense a strong, wonderful feeling? I don’t have an answer, but I will embrace their enthusiasm and sing those songs. Emergent curriculum. Patriotism. Children and music.
At pick-up time I asked Miles’ mom how he knew this song.
“He heard it from you. And he loves that song. He has been singing it non-stop every day.”