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Response to Tikki (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 6, 2013, 09:17 PM

3. That doesn't talk me down yet

The thing is, children in the US have experience being eased in to Halloween for years. To me, the four-year-old Halloween for US children is a great time of working through real and pretend. But that's different from a scary character you don't recognize showing up in math class. I don't think that teachers dressed up on Halloween and went around to the classes, so that's not really working. They don't celebrate halloween or allow the kids to dress up that day.

I guess another way I'm thinking about it is, would it be OK for a teacher to dress up as santa claus and go to class talking about the naughty and nice list?

Remember, some of these kids are still believers. And some are still in the shakey zone. And some are Jewish and don't celebrate Christmas.

It freaked my son out a little but he got past it pretty quickly; another parent told me that the kids in another classroom were afraid to go out in the hall to the rest room after their meeting.

So it is still bugging me.

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