Ms. Moss has been too busy teaching and taking night classes to blog this week. Oh. And there was an earthquake. The kids hopped under the desks lickety-split. It was an exciting day. The next day we gathered in the library to write about it. Questions filled the shadowy corners of every 6 and 7 year-old mind.
Was it real?
Will the whole world crack open?
Are aliens under the ground?
Is the world going to end?
Will my apartment building fall down?
WHY did the earthquake come?
Is it coming back?
Are the bad people going to die?
Did god make the earthquake?
Did the devil?
Did the birds feel it if they were flying?
I had fun answering them all. Most of my answers led to more questions. But some answers were accepted. Hook, line, and sinker.
Q. If my apartment building is made of bricks will it crash down?
A. No. Only if it’s made of straw or sticks. Bricks are very very safe.
The kid looking out the window only had one question. It involved recess.