Monday, November 25, 2013


So...I have been meaning to update this for a few days...I've had some really cool things happen in my room the past few days (well, I think they're cool anyway).  But my pictures on one laptop and it's in the other room and I'm always just to lazy to get it.  But tomorrow or Wednesday...promise.

I had to come today, though, and ask for help.  I just got a new student.  She's super smart (which is great cause my class needs some help in that area) and is a genuinely nice kid.  Here's the kicker...she's a Jehovah's Witness.  For those who don't know, Jehovah's Witnesses don't celebrate holidays...ANY holidays.  And for those who don't know me...this is my favorite time of year.  Christmas Eve is my FAVORITE day of the year!

I'm meeting with her mom tomorrow to talk about how to handle the upcoming holiday season.  But I just thought, if any of you had dealt with this before, what did you do?  How did you celebrate the season without offending a student?


  1. I've a JW two separate years and was tough/easy depending on the parents' wishes! I used a lot of 'Some people believe', 'Some Christians celebrate' etc phrases before every activity. Also adapted the crafts to have 'winter' versions rather than Christmas. She made a Winter snowflake card rather than the Christmas tree one. Or she made a snowman instead of a Santa.

    1. Thanks! Mom never showed up for the meeting, and they never came back from Thanksgiving break. In fact, a few days after, I got withdrawal papers.
      Solves that problem. I like your ideas though...I'll have to keep those in the back of my mind, just in case.