Remembering Chase

Nothing my college professors, mentor teachers, or my principal could have said would have helped to prepare me for the loss of a student. Chase was an incredible little boy-- a student that any teacher would love to have. He was caring, considerate, and friendly. He soaked up everything around him and did it with a smile. His multiple sister McKenna was equally amazing-- our school and community will forever feel the loss of these young children. I pray for strength for their mother and comfort in knowing that her incredible children left quite an impact on the people around them.


  1. Katie,
    I am so sorry. Please know that I am praying for you, your school community and Chase's family.
    Funky First Grade Fun

  2. I will keep you and their family in my prayers. That is so sad to hear.

    Lesson Plan Diva

  3. Katie,
    I'm so sorry. You are all in my prayers.


  4. I am so sorry for the loss. Keeping all of you in my prayers.

  5. I have been keeping you in my prayers since I saw this post. I keep checking back hoping I would see an update. I am so sorry for your loss. You, family and friends are in my prayers.

  6. Katie, such sad news...I will keep all in my prayers.

  7. Katie,
    I've been wondering how you are doing. I am so sorry to hear the sad news. Please know that you and his family are in our thoughts.

  8. I LOVE reading the insights to your blog and all the great things that you are doing w/ your students.

    I am very sorry for the loss that your classroom has experienced this spring.
    Sarah Hetrick

  9. I have been thinking about this since your first posted about the accident. You and your community are in my prayers.

    First Grade is Fantabulous!

  10. Thank you for posting. I have been praying and wondering. Prayers for the family and you during this difficult time. How lucky this little boy was to spend so much time with you!


  11. Katie,

    I’m very sorry for your loss and this family’s! There are no words that anyone can say to bring comfort in these circumstances. Unfortunately, I too have been there. You are all in my prayers…


  12. Katie,

    I am so sorry for the loss that Chase's family, classmates, and you have experienced. I will pray for you all!


  13. I am praying for your whole community. I, too, have lost a student. You will get through it with love and caring from those around you.

    Life's a Teach!!