Nov 24, 2015
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/ thematic activities- so what if Gr 1 does
similar ones- they are the ones who should change their
activities- if it bothers them so much.
Does this seem petty to you?- because it sure does to me.
The Gr 1 team has no problem voicing their opinions, they
are very outspoken- I could never do this to one of our
preschool teachers. So far, I have ignored the email- I
really do not want to meet over this- I don't have the time
or patience. It's foolish and unecessary .Advice, please???