I’ve been debating all week whether to do a Mother’s Day thing in the classroom. Most of the other teachers have kids do a craft for their moms, and I’ve been seeing cute ideas flying around Tumblr (that seems to be Elementary School protocol). I don’t want my families to think it’s strange if their kids don’t make them anything.
But five of my kids don’t have regular contact with their mothers. A couple don’t have any important female figures. Another student doesn’t celebrate holidays at all. In a few of those cases, the mothers are certifiably terrible.
I’m sure these kids have sat through Mother’s Day crafts before, and I might be too politically correct about all of this. Still, it seems kind of odd to do something glorifying a “normal” family when a number of my kids don’t have that.
Would you have your class do something in that situation?