Thursday, October 09, 2008

Say, What?!?!?

So, my second grader comes home yesterday asking me if Halloween is "the devil's birthday?" I say, "No, who told you that?" - thinking that one of his friends said that to him on the playground.

Nope...one of his teachers in our very PUBLIC elementary school told her students that they shouldn't celebrate Halloween because, if they do, they are helping the devil celebrate his birthday.

I told my son that if she ever says anything like that again, he has my permission to tell her she is being inappropriate for school.

Now, I'm trying to decide if I want to throw one devil of a fit or not.

7 comments:

Teri said...

yes, definitely yes. That does NOT belong in a public school!!!

Mrs. M said...

Oh, for pete's sake. I cannot even imagine what possessed (sorry, couldn't resist) that woman to say that.

I think it's great that you gave your son permission to tell her that's not OK. Those poor kids... she probably scared the heck out of some 8-year-olds.

Magdalene6127 said...

Oh Lord. I would call the school. That is not ok, and, honestly, I think an adult should take on an adult in a situation like this. But I am glad you empowered your little one to disagree!

Iris said...

I agree with you all. I have a call out to the principal.

Towanda said...

What they said.

Good luck with the principal.

Rev SS said...

geez! And that teacher is probably one who would be the first to make huge waves if one of another theological perspective said the Biblical Creation story is baloney! So glad you're speaking up.

Jane Ellen+ said...

Geez, she's not only inappropriate, she's clueless!

Call the principal indeed.