Anon left a link to a brief video of one of my heros, Mr. Rogers, talking about how to talk about tragic news with young children. I cannot embed the video here, but you can see it by following this link and clicking to view it:
It's worth a look. Thanks, Anon.
In other news of the classroom, I saw a lot of great things going on today....
Mary has mastered all of the Soundabet and is going on now to master the Queen's cards.
Ryder and Noah did some impressive mental math. Ryder started us off by knowing what 32 + 32 makes. We went on with the powers of two until we got to 512.
Noah and Taea helped clean up the floor after our pretzel stick snack.
Leland filled Mrs. Campbell's bucket at PE today and Jayson filled up Mrs. Burger's bucket at library time by being such a good listener and thanking her for the story with a spontaneous hug. Just another great day in school.
See you tomorrow.