I have never had to deal with this directly in my classroom before. One of my little boys mother (due to Cancer) passed away last Thursday. I didn't find out about it till just now. I am not even sure if I should say something to him, or should I just wait till he says something to me? I was noticing since the beginning of the year that there wasn't anyone taking care of him or helping him with his homework. I feel really bad about this because he was one of my ones that didnt bring in his school supplies and I kept sending notes home and telling them to send in the supplies. I wish someone would have told me so I wouldn't be so MEAN!!!:unsure: I don't know how to deal with this...it breaks my heart. We all know it will come to all of us...but when it is actually gets us, it is really hard to deal with it! I know that there 5 children in the family and the oldest is 15. I guess the family is trying to have as little impact as possible on the children. So thats why they are already coming to school. I don't know how to deal with this at all!!! Please suggest things I could do or say that will help him in anyway. Should I even say anything to the class? My email probably doesn't even make sense. But I don't even know how to put my feelings in words!!!