I am having so much trouble with Friday's events in Connecticut. I was struggling with how to approach this (if at all) with my 3rd grade students. I wanted to send letters to the students that remain at Sandy Hook Elementary. The staff and workers that face unbearable heartbreak and pain when they walk through their hallways after Christmas.
2 different letter formats, one for older students and one for your littlest hands.
Write a heartfelt note and then send it to the school:
Sandy Hook Elementary
12 Dickenson Drive
Sandy Hook, CT 06470
Teachers are very often faced with students asking questions and bringing these tragedies up in front of the class. Having tools like this to use with the questioning or worried child are priceless. It is great for teachers to have these tools to share when needed with students or parents looking for resources. As I am watching this horror unfold in Boston, I am on TpT seeking resources just like this that I can put in the hands of the many parents that will come to school tomorrow and ask "what do I tell my kids?" Thank you.
I'm not sure why you felt it was necessary to leave that comment here.
Some teachers have been looking for a way to approach this issue, an issue that they feel may or may not be appropriate for them to bring up. That is up to their own professional judgement, not mine.
This item has been downloaded 235 times so I am hoping that is has been helpful for those that chose to use it. I am in no way, shape or form suggesting that every educator use this with their students.
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I love this idea. Thank you for sharing. I can open and use the younger version, but I can't open the oder version. My computer is asking for an application. Do you know how to help me with this?