I don’t usually like to use my blog to discuss controversial subjects but my Kindergarten classroom is becoming a political warzone. This article expresses exactly how I feel. I hope you take the time to read this whether you believe God should be in our schools or not. It’s amazing!

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I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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  1. Love all your ahi le and creations, no matter what people will said, stay true to yourself

  2. Joyce Love says:

    Wonderful response to his ridiculous & inflammatory comments! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I so seldom comment about politics and/or organized religion anywhere – mostly because it’s not good for blogs and I live in the “reddest” political state in the union with more “Churches” per capita than any other state and my views aren’t even close to either so early on, I learned to keep my mouth shut. However, this open letter is one of the most well-thought-out and constructed documents I have ever read. It aims for the heart of Christianity in its perfect form instead of the one man has set up. I am also concerned that we are concentrating on how God ( or lack of) and/or guns are responsible for this and many other tragedies like it. You may suspect that I’m a gun totin’ member of the NRA – but nothing could be further from the truth. On a farm, there are guns (which you keep your hands off of until you learn to shoot) and you must learn to use them but I am not a big gun owner/shooter……..however, I DO believe that by waxing poetic about if God were in school or Guns were out of hands this would not happen. Every shooter has had 2 things in common: Access to guns – and woefully under treated/diagnosed Mental health issues. Politicians will never have meaningful discussion about that because the cost is high and the visible result is low………until you have yet another a day like December 14th………Okay, off my soapbox. Sorry – still, a great article!

  4. Lisa Yarost says:

    Thank you for posting this well-considered, erudite letter. It’s good to hear a little common sense during such an emotional time.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing. This is brilliant.

  6. Evalyn says:

    Thank you for posting the reply to Huckabee. I am not a religious person but I consider this woman to be the real Christian with a deep understanding of what that means plus she’s thoughtful and plainspeaking in her defense of some very hardworking and shamefully underpaid people.

  7. noriecreates says:

    Kudos to her for her response to such nonsense and inflammatory comments. It’s sad that politicians don’t understand the role that teachers play in our kids lives. Our society values and rewards athletes but not teachers. Shame on us for our misguided values!

  8. Jo H. says:

    It was good to read this rational response to an incredibly unintelligent comment … thanks for linking to it.

  9. lynn says:

    I’ve finally brought myself to read this link, and am making my first comment on your blog. Thanks to you and all the other wonderful, amazing, caring, dedicated, dare I say loving teachers out there. You are truly special people worthy of role model status. ‘Kindergarten classroom’ and ‘political war zone’ do not belong in the same sentence!

  10. You are so right, Lynn. ‘Kindergarten classroom’ and ‘political warzone’ don’t belong in the same sentence. But my whole career, we’ve been used as a platform to get people elected. They always tell the public there is something wrong with us and they are going to get in there and fix us. All I ever see in school is hard working, dedicated, caring people working the best they can with very little money and so much criticism. This letter was so right on and I really wanted to share it. Thanks for your comments and I hope you’ll visit again!

    • lynn says:

      Beth, I’ve been reading your blog for some time, I am hooked on your re-fashioned creations. You have inspired me to do some felting and creating some (if I do say so myself) lovely felted Christmas gifts! Thanks for sharing your creativity. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, (guess we survived the Mayan Apocalypse)!

  11. Kate Johnson says:

    Thanks for use full Information..

  12. Anonymous says:

    Beautifully written. So surprising to find something like that when I went looking for advice on how to remake a blouse, lol! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. Where can I find your blog about your kindergarten being a political war one and whether God should be in our schools or not
    AND love your creations, I buy 95% of my clothes in charity shops and re fashion them, have done it for years, but you do more sophicated remakes than me. I am 75 n sew most days, capes.

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