Update: Just got an email from the t eacher. There's another child with food allergies, and several Muslim children (who don't eat pork) so she's decided to forgo the food related project and do something else unrelated anyway!d
I need a little help! I know what I'd like to say, but I also want to equip the teacher with alternatives that will help her.
Note 1: My son LOVES Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. I mean, we read that book nearly nightly.
Note 2: My son has SEVERE allergies to eggs. One tiny bite of egg will send him into anaphalactic shock!
His teacher just informed me that his class was doing a project related to this book, and it involves cooking green eggs and ham. He can participate in the ham part......but the whole thing does make me a hint uncomfortable (I'm sure you can imagine).
I hate to send him to another room and miss out on a project related to this book. I don't mind sending him to another class, however for:
1. He's going to end up sitting across the room from the egg-cooking anyway. At least in another class, the other students aren't preoccupied with a project he cannot participate in.
2. Eggs get everywhere. They are slimy and kids aren't the cleanest. I could see an accidental exposure written all over this project.
This isn't a project I can ammend (like I did for the Gingerbread man where I sent her another recipe). There's no other recipe for EGGS LOL.
So, here's what I'm proposing.
1. Send him to another class who may be doing a different Dr. Seuss project.
2. Send him to another class with a cool Green Eggs and Ham project that doesn't involve eggs.
Do any of you have any ideas off of the top of your head for other solutions? I just want to be sure I'm making it easiest on her while keeping my baby safe :) :).