Nov 24, 2015
On 11/24/15, Dee wrote:
> Asking advice on how to handle this one- without
> World War 3. Because it is Thanksgiving, we are
> cornbread and butter in my kindergarten class. We
> always done this. One of the first grade teachers was
> missing some heavy cream today- I generously offered
> some of mine. Several hours later, I get an email from
> 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
> learning is spiraled throughout the grades.
> Preschool does a HUGE Thanksgiving Feast- we K
> have never had an issue with that.
> EVERTHING else in K is dictated to us- a push down Gr
> curriculum- why can't we- at the very least, choose
> fun holiday/ thematic activities- so what if Gr 1 does
> similar ones- they are the ones who should change
> activities- if it bothers them so much.
> Does this seem petty to you?- because it sure does to
> The Gr 1 team has no problem voicing their opinions,
> 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
> or patience. It's foolish and unecessary .Advice,