I am so sad for my 8 year old (3rd grade). Her 2nd grade teacher passed away this weekend. Due to an "extended illness". She had taken the first half of the year off and was due to return in March.
Cassidy (DD) and her friend already bought craft projects from Michaels that they were going to make for her for her return.
My DD seems to be doing well with the news, but I did tell her that there would be extra adults at school tomorrow if she needs to talk.
This woman was the greatest teacher she has had thus far. She loved my daughter even though she has her little quirks, always gave hugs to me when I came to help in the class, etc ,etc...
We are also planning on going to the wake (granted it's not private) because I think it will help with some closure.
Does anyone have any other tips or ideas that I should be utilizing with DD?
Thanks for reading.
Mini update 2/10/14- DD came home from school and said that her and her friend went to the Guidance counciler at lunch time to talk about it. She said it "helped a little". She went on to tell me that the Teacher passed away at home, with her Dad by her side. She says she wants to go to the wake, but is afraid she will cry. I told her it is okay to cry at a wake, but if she decided not to go that was okay too.
Thanks again for your support.