On Friday, May 19, my students had to shelter in place due to our proximity to Santa Fe High School. It was a pretty scary situation but thankfully, the shelter in place was lifted at 9:30 and we were able to continue with our day.
The weekend brought on prayer vigils and thoughts and prayers being said over our schools and the victims from Santa Fe, a neighboring town from ours. I wasn’t sure what I should say to my kids or if they would even want to talk about it. When we had class on Monday, no one really said anything about it.
Today, I decided to just let them write kind things to each other on a kindness poster. It seemed perfect since it is the last week of school and the memories are flowing. I really enjoyed seeing the different compliments that my students came up with.