I have a student who because of his religious beliefs does not celebrate just about anything you can celebrate. I have had many conversations with the parents and have stopped doing a lot of things in my class so that I don't make this child feel bad. I wont go into details about the kinds of things I don't do anymore, just that it sorta is a bummer for me but it's just one year I can live without some fun things. I know that I could keep doing these things and send him out but he is 5 and even though he would probably understand I have just chosen not to do them. So this week is of course Halloween week. I usually do a huge pumpkin patch BB with jack-o-lanterns with a scary full moon background. I changed it up a bit I added apples and made them just pumpkins. Again trying to accommodate not alienate. We went to the pumpkin patch he didnt go. Last week the librarian was going to do some pumpkins he asked his Mom to tell us he didn't feel comfortable with even coloring pumpkins. We were like Ok here is a different sheet to color. SOOOOO today I walk into music to get a couple of my kids to do some tutorials with them. Up on the screen is a Halloween video playing. So I ask the music teacher who at the beginning of the year was notified of this families religious beliefs, where my little one was and her words were "Oh he's watching it and has no clue what hes watching.." I was pretty upset. i have worked hard to have a good relationship with these parents. Not that they are over bearing or ugly or rude or mean or anything just I don't want to do anything to upset them. They are super sweet and very understanding that I have never had child in my class who had their beliefs. I am always telling them if I do anything please just understand that it is not out of disrespect. I did tell the principal so she wouldn't be blindsided by a parent phone call and not that they would call and be ugly, of course things might be different if they heard what she said about their kid not knowing what he was watching. Just a little vent!