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Last updated on November 18, 2021 by Not So Wimpy Teacher
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You make some good points. I do a unit on bats in October & sidestep the Halloween theme. The kids have just as much fun. I hate seeing that single child sitting alone reading in the hall while their class watches a holiday movie. : (
I had a student who didn’t celebrate any holidays last year. I did just what you were saying and talked to the parent. I modified a few of our more holiday projects to be more winter related, and we had good discussions about how different families have different traditions and beliefs. We still had a tree in the room (the parent was okay with it). It was different, but not a bad experience. We focused more on seasons and a little less on holidays. My kindergarten class learned new ideas and my student that didn’t do holidays still felt included. Love those little ones no matter what!