One of my students was hurt a couple of weeks ago (not in school). She has to undergo surgery. I have never had anything severe happen to any of my students and am not sure how to best handle it with my class and her.
This student will be out at least a month from school, depending on surgery. As a class, we discussed how she was injured (no real details) and made cards. I gathered work for her and made a goody bag to make her smile. I don't feel like this is enough. I feel very helpless and want to know what more I can do for her. Any thoughts?