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Asking advice on how to handle this one- without starting World War 3. Because it is Thanksgiving, we are making cornbread and butter in my kindergarten class. We have always done this. One of the first grade teachers was missing some heavy cream today- I generously offered her some of mine. Several hours later, I get an email from the first grade team- requesting a meeting discussing the continual "curriculum" issues of making butter in K and then doing it again in first grade. In other words, first graders have seen this before- first grade teachers are asking us to change our holiday/ thematic activities if they do them in first grade. My thoughts are- Doing something in K is not the same as doing them in Gr 1- learning is spiraled throughout the grades. Preschool does a HUGE Thanksgiving Feast- we K teachers have never had an issue with that. EVERTHING else in K is dictated to us- a push down Gr 1 curriculum- why can't we- at the very least, choose some fun holiday/ thema...See More
maureen I have heard this about which books to read to younger children because the older grades' teachers read the same book. Oh, the horrors of this!

I used to teach multi age with 3-4 ages up through K in the same multiage classroom. We did the same activities each year for Thnaksgiving with the same children involved each year. They looked for...See More
Nov 24, 2015
Judy2/CA On 11/24/15, Dee wrote: > Asking advice on how to handle this one- without starting > World War 3. Because it is Thanksgiving, we are making > cornbread and butter in my kindergarten class. We have > always done this. One of the first grade teachers was > missing some heavy cream today- I generously offered her > some of mine. Sev...See More
Nov 24, 2015
kdgtchr On 11/24/15, Dee wrote: > Asking advice on how to handle this one- without starting > World War 3. Because it is Thanksgiving, we are making > cornbread and butter in my kindergarten class. We have > always done this. One of the first grade teachers was > missing some heavy cream today- I generously offered her > some of mine. Sev...See More
Nov 24, 2015


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