When I was recently subbing in kindergarten (which takes a different level of energy -- but while 8th graders tolerate me -- kindergarteners LOVE me! And that feels nice), I had the opportunity to observe the elementary students weekly Monday morning assembly.
Although the school has "American" in its name, it has a high percentage of students from all over the world, so saying a pledge to the flag of the United States would not be appropriate. I really liked the pledge these students made to a flag with a symbol of our earth home:
- I pledge allegiance to the world, To care for earth and sea and air,
- To cherish every living thing, With peace and justice everywhere.
Wouldn't it be nice if everyone all over the world could make a pledge like that and keep it?