So I had my first classroom injury today. I teach 3rd grade. We were doing mother's day activities. Each child was working and I had them come up to me when they were done with their booklets so that I could help them put it all together and staple. I have 2 staplers and one of them got jammed so I switched to the other one. One of my dear, sweet boys picked up the stapler beside me and tried to fix it. I had my back turned to him but heard a noise and when I turned around I saw a look of complete and utter shock on his face. I looked down and there was a huge staple sticking straight out of his thumb. At first I thought it was only stuck a little but upon further glance I quickly realized how embedded it was. It went in through the bottom of his thumb and straight through the nail. About a minute later he started crying. (I don't blame him!) But I calmed him down and buzzed the office. I had the nurse come up to my room because I didn't want him walking through the hallway without some kind of adult supervision, as I was afraid he might hit it on something and injure it more. He ended up having to go to the hospital. I stayed with him in the nurse's office until his mom came to get him. (The rest of my kids were at Specials, thankfully.) She was very kind. I asked her to call me after he saw the doctor. I missed the call because I was at bus duty but he left the sweetest voicemail on my phone. "Mrs. X, the doctor fixed it and I'm all better now. I feel fine. Please don't worry about me." Awwww! Truth is, I have been worried about him! Poor little guy. I'm not sure how I can survive the weekend. I just want it to be Monday again so I can give him a great big hug! He was so sweet, so cute and so brave that I get teary eyed just when I think about it. Is that silly? After he left, we made a big card for him and I had all the kids sign it. It's on his desk so he'll get it on Monday. I feel so terrible about this!! Monday cannot come soon enough! I'm sure this isn't the first injury I will have to deal with. What accidents/injuries have happened on your watch?