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I was in a wreck.
The rain was curling my hair and sirens blasted in the background as I said these words to Judy, our secretary. I quickly added that the other driver and I were both fine, but our cars were not. Suddenly, it occurred to me that in the tangled wreckage was everything someone would need to teach my class for the day. However, Judy’s calming voice assured me they would figure something out.
My students had questions about the central character in the story Fly Away Home written by Eve Bunting and illustrated by Ronald Himler. And even as 2nd graders, they knew something about the problem.
"Homelessness is mean," said James.