I work at a school and this year for Earth Day, I extended an invitation for all classes to participate in the Earth Day Groceries Project with me. The project is basically a grocery store will lend you paper bags, the classrooms decorate the bags with Earth Day themes and is taken back to the store and used to bag groceries. The customer sees the Earth Day messages and hopefully enjoys them and recycles them.
I sent out an invitation for the teachers to participate in this with their class and even offered to take the bags back to the store. This afternoon I was surprised to see that a class had already finished their bags. I was even more surprised to find that they were decorated with "Happy Easter" themes. Okay, that's fine, I will take them tomorrow so that they can be used before Easter. That wasn't the point of the project, but oh well. What bothers me is that almost half of the bags have "I love God" on there. That seems fishy to me. It seems like the teacher told them to put certain phrases on there. I have a problem with that especially since it is a public school.
So my dilemma is, what do I do with the bags? When I spoke with the owner, I had explained that they would be used for Earth Day and now I am bring Easter ones. I know that the owner probably won't mind since he is a pastor of a church. If I received one of those bags, I would think that a Sunday School classroom probably decorated them and wouldn't mind at all. However, that is not the case. I have a huge problem with this teacher doing this. So, what would you do with the bags?Answer Question
Answer by LostSoul88 at 4:26 PM on Mar. 25, 2013
Answer by RyansMom001 at 4:29 PM on Mar. 25, 2013
In the spirit of Earth Day, I'd probably give the bags to the owner and explain that the class didn't seem to understand that the project was for Earth Day, not Easter . . . but perhaps he'd like to give his customers the choice. I'm sure that many would love to have those bags for their groceries. I'd probably also send a note to the teacher thanking her for the work she had the kids do, but also mention that since it was an Earth Day project, they may not be used for the purpose intended - since Easter is just a few days away. I'd be upset to learn that the teacher was putting a religious spin on a project meant to raise awareness for Earth Day.
Answer by jsbenkert at 4:32 PM on Mar. 25, 2013
Answer by baconbits at 4:34 PM on Mar. 25, 2013
Answer by jerseydiva at 4:34 PM on Mar. 25, 2013
Answer by jerseydiva at 4:35 PM on Mar. 25, 2013
How do you know for a fact that the Teacher TOLD the kids to write that? How old are the kids? Maybe they go to Religious School to practice for making their Communion or Confirmation & they relate Easter with God which is actually correct. I would not jump to the conclusion that it's all the Teachers fault & I would not mind what a grocery bag said as long as it held my groceries. For real C'mon.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 4:42 PM on Mar. 25, 2013
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 4:43 PM on Mar. 25, 2013