Today was hard for me. I was actually a little scared to go to school today. I didn't know what today would bring for me. I wondered what questions my kiddos would have for me today. I hoped none. I was VERY thankful mentioned today the tragedy of last Friday. I'm praying that they know nothing about it. I did change a few things today. I wore my keys around my arm today. They are usually kept in my purse and I would have to first go get them out of my purse to lock the door in case of a lockdown. Not today. Today and always they will be on me. Today I checked my lockdown spaces to make sure they were clear enough for my students to fit. Today I thought long and hard about my sweet students and what I would have done in that situation.

For the first time in a few weeks, all of my students were at school today.We had a lot of fun today. We wore our pajamas and watched The Polar Express today.  We laughed today. We played todayToday was a good day. I hugged each child a little harder today. I am thankful that we had today. Thankful beyond words. My heart is so heavy today for the families of those sweet little children.

What was it like for you today?


  1. I am with you, I hoped that none of my students would come to school and know about it; And to my surprise and gladness none of them said a word about it. I too wore my keys around my arm today and this will be a new habit of mine. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! It's nice to know there are so many of us feeling the same way and that we can all share our thoughts and feelings together.

  2. Yesterday one of my fourth graders mentioned it and then the entire class started talking about it. It was a sad conversation. :(