I just sent a brief note to my daughter's kindergarten teacher, just saying that I thought it was probably a rough day for teachers across the country, and to hang in there. It's not rational, of course, but I think it must still be hard to walk back into the classroom after reading about Sandy Hook. I doubt she'll have kids asking about it in her class; they're too young, and I'm guessing their parents have mostly shielded them from the news. (We certainly haven't discussed it with ours, ages 5 and 3). But teachers of older kids may have to have some difficult conversations with students, in addition to having their own sadness to process. So esp. to any elementary school teachers reading this, hang in there. Tomorrow will be better.