Originally Posted by Dallas
BING BING BING BING !!!
Unfortunate for Canada, we have a WINNER in the USA.
Totally true, Hoof. Preach it.
IT IS NOT THE SCHOOLS DECISION TO SHARE THIS CRAP w/ my kid.
And for the record, my son also knew about this when I picked him up.
"The teacher was talking about it all day in class, Dad."
My son is a teacher and I asked him how his school handled the issue. The information was still pretty fuzzy on Friday afternoon, but they knew that something bad had happened. There is regular written communication home to the parents on Fridays and parents received a note to discuss any concerns with their kids. He told me that the staff met first thing on Monday to discuss how to deal with any inquiries from the children. He has a class of grade fours (9 year olds) and he told me that they would respond to any questions from the kids. They did respond to the kids, focusing on their individual concerns. He stressed that maintaining communication with parents helped maintain a common understanding between parents, school and the kids.
They did not make it a point of discussion for class, focusing on the regular school matters at hand.
This was not about who wins, but about being professional educators and maintaining a good relationsip with families. Kids I'm working with talked with me today about Newtown and focused my efforts on how they were coping.