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As the horror was unfolding that morning I was sitting in my classroom surrounded by the happy smiles of my kindergarten students.
We were playing an alliteration game using Pam the pretty pink pig purse in a safe, cozy, welcoming environment.
It's difficult to imagine the horror that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School but it is also difficult not to think about my precious students. The children I have the honor to teach. The children whose parents have entrusted them to my care. The children I have grown to love. The children I have dedicated my life to teach. The children I promised myself I would always respect, listen to and protect. The children who have helped define who I am.
Life seems especially fragile at the moment. And things don't make much sense. But today I saw a video entitled "A Few Minutes of Perfection" and besides pushing me over the emotional edge, it helped me begin to find a way to heal.
Kindness is the way to fight back. That makes sense to me. And I know that when my students enter the classroom tomorrow kindness will be the order of the day.