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Posted on October 18, 2015 9:30 pm
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JezaHa
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Holiday's With Jehovah's Witness
What is the best way to teach or reference holidays when there is a Jehovah's Witness in the class. I wouldn't want the others to hinder in activities and celebrations.
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 19, 2015 1:20 am

SaSyJe
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I taught PreK several years ago, and I taught 2 students that were Jehovah's Witness. After discussing with parents what would be appropriate and what would not be, I was able to develop activities for the students to be involved in while the other students were doing holiday-centered activities.
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Solution 2
Posted October 10, 2016 3:39 am

eZeLeR
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Jehovah's witness students often feel left out because the activities are holiday based. They are not allowed to celebrate holidays because it is considered "bearing witness to a false god". These students should however still get to enjoy games and food. Great days for them would be field day and maybe the 100th school day party. I would implement reading parties and things to that nature that way all the students can bond over academic based celebrations.
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Solution 3
Posted October 10, 2016 2:26 am

MePyJy
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Much of the time it comes down to how the parents feel about the celebration or the content relate to the holiday. Because parties for Christmas or Halloween usually have no grades associated with them it is up to you and the parents about keeping the child home, have them be in an agreed location or just letting them be in the party but understand why they can or can not do something.
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Solution 4
Posted October 18, 2015 11:38 pm

VyReJe
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You could try giving them an independent study project or review work in the media center while holiday parties are happening in the classroom. I have found they often do not come to school on the days when holidays are celebrated.
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Solution 5
Posted October 7, 2018 11:47 pm

daneRy
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Ask the parents what they feel comfortable with! If a lesson is very holiday based, maybe send the student on an "errand" for a few minutes but still allow them to participate in the festivities of food and fun. You have to talk to the parents first and discuss what they think is best for their child and try to modify your lessons based on that.
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