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Caring for our students and personal children

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sharon_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sun Sep 16 2001 - 20:38:28 PDT


Deb wrote:
<<I've decided that the sadness for me is worse this week then last last week I was so unbelieving of all of this - it was like a bad "B"
movie, but now the reality is setting in . . .>>

This is exactly the way I've been feeling and it's precisely what I'm seeing in my children (two boys, ages (almost) 18 and 14). And I really wonder what the climate will be like at school tomorrow.

Both of my kids have had a horrible time focusing on homework this weekend. Somehow Algebra just doesn't seem important when you're wondering what will become of the world now that we're "at war."

I've had a horrible time focusing on lesson plans, housework, or any of the other things that I was *supposed* to do, so I know exactly what they're dealing with.

I just wonder how we can best help our students this week (I'm just taking this a day at a time!) I know that staying "busy" helps, but I don't think that is necessarily the answer. The events of this week have thrown us all (in this generation) into uncharted territory.

Any suggestions?

Sharon
email: sharon@art-rageous.net
website: http://www.art-rageous.net

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