I came home from school early today because of a dentist appointment, checked my computer, and saw the news about the shooting at the elementary school in Connecticut.
I then went back to school to finish the day, knowing that this could have happened at my school, could have been my students. This could have been Kelly and Eddie and Connor and Bram, gone. These students were students just like mine, students who mean the world to their teachers and parents and friends. Each and every one of my kids has become so important to me and my own well being. Often I think I care more about them than about me. And this could have happened to my school, to my students.
I don’t know what else to say. I am overcome with sadness.
Sending love to all the teachers, parents, and students, everywhere.