A Letter from A Kindergarten Teacher Sent Home to
> Pagan Parents
> Thursday, November 4, 2005
> Dear Mr. and Mrs. Thomas,
> I write this letter in concern of your daughter,
> Aradia Moon. Please don't take this the wrong way,
> however, although she is obviously a very bright
> child and highly imaginative, she has some strange
> habits that I feel we should address.
> Every morning as we begin class, she insists on
> walking around the room with her pencil in the air.
> She says she is "drawing the circle." I explained to
> her art time is after AM Circle time and to please
> refrain until then to do any drawing.
> And speaking of art, whenever she draws a night sky,
> she insists on drawing three moons--two crescents
> and one round moon--and people dancing on the
> ground. I explained there was only one moon in the
> sky and she answered, "That's the way the picture's
> supposed to look."
> Aradia has no problem with making friends. I always
> find her during outside time with her friends
> sitting around her in a circle. She likes to share
> her juice and cookies. It is nice how she wants no
> one to ever thirst or hunger. However, when I walked
> over to see what they were doing, she jumped up and
> told me to stop, pulled out a little plastic knife
> and started waiving it in front of me. I thought
> this a bit dangerous, so I took her to the
> Director's Office. She explained to the Director
> that she was "opening the circle" to let me in. She
> also said that her Mommy and Daddy always told her
> not to play or run with an "athame" in her hand,
> that she could put someone's eye out. I don't know
> what an "athame" is, but I'm glad she keeps it at
> Recently, I had to stop her twice from taking off
> her clothes during a game of Ring Around the Rosey!
> By the way, what does "skyclad" mean?
> As I said, your daughter is highly imaginative. Just
> yesterday while I was talking sternly to another
> child and pointing my finger at him and the awful
> mess he had made, he started crying. When I finally
> calmed him down, he told me Aradia had told him that
> he had better not make the teacher mad. She said I
> gave one of the other children chicken pox when I
> pointed at the red paint spill she made and then
> pointed at that child. I explained that things like
> that are a coincidence. However, it seems that
> Aradia had gotten him quite frightened.
> Last week, when I asked children to bring in
> Halloween and Autumn decorations, Aradia brought in
> salt, incense, and her family album. When I asked
> her what this had to do with Halloween, she laughed.
> I see she has quite a sense of humor.
> One of Aradia's worst habits is that she can be very
> argumentative. We were discussing how to be good
> friends and share and play nice. She stated
> repeatedly that we should "And it harm none, do as
> ye will." She will also not stop saying, "So mote it
> be" at the end of every Mother Goose rhyme during
> story time. I tried to correct her on interrupting,
> and Aradia got very angry. She pointed her finger at
> me and shouted some nonsense word.
> In closing, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, I would like to set
> up a parent/teacher conference with both of you
> sometime next week to discuss these matters. I would
> like to see you sooner, but I have developed an
> irritating rash and have a doctor's appointment
> tommorow afternoon.
> Thank you,
> Mrs. Livingston
> P.S. Blessed Be. I understand this is a greeting or
> closing from your country that your daughter informs
> me is polite and correct.
> Most recently stolen from Aidan Kelly.