Grades

    Re: First grade complaining- World War 3
    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. 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???