Just because there has never been a complaint tht doesn't mean it is the
correct thing to do.
From: M. Austin [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2007 7:55 AM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] casting paper a quickie using TP
We are a rural public school, and right after Thanksgiving every
classroom will have a tree, there will be one in the hallway. We have a
Christmas Program, with traditional songs sung, and I know all art will
to Santa, snowmen, elves, & all the other tradtions of the holiday. Our
school will be putting on a production of "The Christmas Carol". We have
never had a complaint. The one big change came when the staff tired of
inequity of the traditional gift exchange, so now students can bring a
present for the local pet shelter - old rugs, dog chews, leashes,
etc. We called the shelter & found out what they needed and that is the
we send home with students. This way no student is singled out for not
participating, and students enjoy knowing their offerings are going to
animal at a shelter.
3-12 Kansas Art Teacher
HS Digital Communications
Technology Integration Specialist
>I am wondering why your school has a Christmas tree at all? Do you work
> at a religious school? Why are schools still celebrating the Roman
> Catholic holidays in public school?