Friday, September 20, 2013

What a crazy week!! Time for reflection and a five for Friday

Before I start, I want to tell you that I love my school!  My own children attend my school, because I believe in it.  Our school is one of the safest in the region.  We have challenging students, but we work so hard to keep them calm and productive.  Our teachers love the children.  We never like to hear that something has happened to them.  We protect them and do what we can to prevent teasing and disrespect.

Now saying that, my school was pushed into national news this week because of one of our sweet third graders and her twin brother.


1.  Monday.

Our assistant principal was informed by a parent about a bullying issue in third grade.  Our assistant principal is a woman of action.  This issue was resolved very quickly.  A few hours later, the school found out that the story had become viral and was picked up by CNN.

2.  Tuesday

The story spread to other national news outlets and the school is bombarded with calls, positive and negative.  I cannot imagine the work our office went through answering and responding to calls.  The rest of us were living life as normally as we could with all the attention.

3.  Wednesday

Good Morning America shows up at the school to record the twins at work.  They set up in our learning lab.  Trust me the kids knew something was up.

The local news also showed up and caught my class getting lunch.

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4.  Thursday

Things started to calm down.  We were still being bombarded with updates.  The media has been kind to the school.  Others have not been so kind.  The issue is that bullying is a national problem that affects every school, every race, every socioeconomic statues.  It affects us all.

5.  Amber and Ryan appear on Good Morning America.  They are treated to a serenade from Big Time Rush and they get to go to their concert this weekend.  I really think that Amber and Ryan are going to come back as mini celebrities.  Along with attentive eyes, I hope that Amber's experience at school becomes better.

Keep Amber, Ryan, and their mother in your prayers along with our school in this time.



  1. That was a great story! Thanks for sharing.

    Third Grade Galore

  2. Wow! What a cool story! I can imagine it has been crazy at your school this week. Thanks for sharing!
    Polka Dot Kinders