Sad Day.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Last night Caden came in the bedroom and said that his math teacher had passed away.

We just met with her a couple of weeks ago to talk about Caden's progress in his pre calculus class that he had been struggling in.  She was a very sweet lady but she meant business.  She had been at the school for years and was highly regarded.  She told us that Caden's grade would not go up for the rest of the year as it would be getting harder and harder so for us not to concentrate on that.  She said that the tutoring was helping so he needed to keep that up.  She also said that he should have been put in Algebra 2 instead of pre calculus because of all the moving that we have done in the last 5 years, he had just missed out on some fundamentals.

She just got Caden.  I was very impressed after we left the meeting.

Then Caden came home and said that she was in the hospital with pneumonia.  Then he came home the next week and said that she was still in the hospital and was in ICU.  It didn't sound good.

So, yesterday morning she passed away.  He is shocked.  I know that the kids are going to be very upset.  She was loved by the students.  This will be the first time that a lot of these kids have experienced losing someone that they know.  It will be a tough day for them.

The school is a small college preparatory and all of the kids know each other and have a lot of the same teachers.  Just this year, Caden has lost one teacher that got fired, one that moved away to be with his sick sister, and now Mrs. Carter.  The school also lost another teacher but Caden did not have him.

So today, if you think about it, could you say a prayer for the kids.  I am really sad for them and know that it will be a very hard day at that little school.

Thank you so much,