Fourth Graders Clean Up School Ground...

Fourth Graders Clean Up School Grounds for Earth Day

There are 47 comments on the Patch.com story from Apr 22, 2011, titled Fourth Graders Clean Up School Grounds for Earth Day. In it, Patch.com reports that:

Students in Melissa Hinshaw's class picked up trash around Long Beach Elementary School as part of a week-long lesson on environmentalism.

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funky

Murray, KY

#1 Apr 22, 2011
So, we can have a weeklong celebration on environmentalism. That's great. Let's teach our children about junk science like global warming. But try mentioning Easter and see what happens.
Eric

Des Plaines, IL

#2 Apr 22, 2011
funky wrote:
So, we can have a weeklong celebration on environmentalism. That's great. Let's teach our children about junk science like global warming. But try mentioning Easter and see what happens.
You need to know how to do it. At the same time you discuss the big bang theory in science, you teach about creationism in English during a comparative religion literature section.
funky

Murray, KY

#3 Apr 22, 2011
Need to know how to do what?
Eric

Des Plaines, IL

#4 Apr 22, 2011
funky wrote:
Need to know how to do what?
How to mention Easter or any other part of your religion in schools.
fan

Chicago, IL

#5 Apr 22, 2011
I kno how...go to Catholic Schools....
Eric

Des Plaines, IL

#6 Apr 22, 2011
fan wrote:
I kno how...go to Catholic Schools....
I was going to suggest that, but I didn't think the poster wanted to hear that.:)
funky

Murray, KY

#7 Apr 22, 2011
I'm just saying. I think they need to understand that the Easter holiday is more important to more people than "earth" day is.
earl

Sugar Grove, IL

#8 Apr 22, 2011
I think if you talked about the Koran that would be just fine.
That would be more politically correct don't you know.
Eric

Des Plaines, IL

#9 Apr 22, 2011
funky wrote:
I'm just saying. I think they need to understand that the Easter holiday is more important to more people than "earth" day is.
And, how many kids this week came home with remembrances of Easter? How about almost everyone under 9 years of age.
funky

Murray, KY

#10 Apr 22, 2011
From school? None. They remember chocolate bunnies and jelly beans.
Eric

United States

#11 Apr 22, 2011
funky wrote:
From school? None. They remember chocolate bunnies and jelly beans.
Exactly, they came home with Easter Bunnies. And, Easter Eggs. Not Passover Lambs but Easter Bunnies. They also got a purely religious holiday off today. So, what's your complaint?
funky

Murray, KY

#12 Apr 22, 2011
My complaint is earth day being on the same day as good Friday. I thought that was obvious.
funky

Murray, KY

#13 Apr 22, 2011
Maybe the little children need to know Why they have the day off.
Mrs Kravitz

Arlington Heights, IL

#14 Apr 22, 2011
Only an adult can pick up broken glass? My mother must have missed that memo. I don't know how all these kids are going to function as adults if nobody ever teaches them how to deal with sharp objects. Yikes.

I think it's great to clean up the environment, but I'm pretty sure "mother earth" could care less. It appears she's been trying to kill a whole bunch of us lately if you haven't noticed.
Eric

Des Plaines, IL

#15 Apr 22, 2011
funky wrote:
My complaint is earth day being on the same day as good Friday. I thought that was obvious.
Anything but obvious. You said:

"So, we can have a weeklong celebration on environmentalism. That's great. Let's teach our children about junk science like global warming. But try mentioning Easter and see what happens."

No mention of anything to do with a conflict of dates between Earth Day and Good Friday there.

And, in the 178 on this chart, there is only a conflict between Earth Day and Good Friday once--this year!
http://www.maa.mhn.de/StarDate/publ_holidays....

Why should the rest of us change our holiday because it conflicts with your holiday once in 178 years? Earth Day stays the same each year. Your holiday is the one changes.
Eric

Des Plaines, IL

#16 Apr 22, 2011
funky wrote:
Maybe the little children need to know Why they have the day off.
That's what parents are for. They are the ones who should instill religious education upon their children; not the schools. When did we abdicate our role as parents to teach religion to our children?
funky

Murray, KY

#17 Apr 22, 2011
Eric wrote:
<quoted text>That's what parents are for. They are the ones who should instill religious education upon their children; not the schools. When did we abdicate our role as parents to teach religion to our children?
But it's ok for the schools to teach social issues to the kids. Even though we don't agree with them.
Eric

Des Plaines, IL

#18 Apr 22, 2011
funky wrote:
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But it's ok for the schools to teach social issues to the kids. Even though we don't agree with them.
The schools have our children 6 hours 5 days a week 9 months a year. That's 1080 hours.

What are you doing the rest of the 7086 hours per year?
funky

Murray, KY

#19 Apr 22, 2011
Trying to undo all the nonsense they learn.
Eric

Des Plaines, IL

#20 Apr 22, 2011
funky wrote:
Trying to undo all the nonsense they learn.
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