Yesterday, a sad and tragic event occurred in Boston. It's hard to imagine what the people there are thinking and feeling at this time. I was still a youngster (7th grade) when September 11 happened, and I remember coming home from school being scared.
*I AM NO EXPERT IN CHILD PSYCHOLOGY, BUT AS A TEACHER HERE ARE SOME THINGS I WOULD SAY TO MY STUDENTS*
1. Tell them that the right people like policemen and government officials are doing their best to keep everyone safe.
2. Reassure them that they are safe.
3. Remind them that if they overhear anything suspicious in school that it is ok to tell a teacher or principal.
*If they are shaken up, let them bring a favorite stuffed animal, blankie, or comfort item to school.
Lastly, make sure you hug your loved ones extra tight, and when you are saying your prayers, say an extra prayer for Boston and everyone involved in yesterday's events.