27 August 2009

golden arches in the classroom? no thanks! Tonight was open night at Piper's preschool. Mike and I walked into the classroom and were greeted by a mini-McD's in the center of the classroom, complete with cash register, price list, empty packaging, staff uniforms and hats in pint sized variations! Not to mention a 3 foot hanging yellow M dangling above..ugh! I understand that this is to be the MATH CENTER! It's not a small play center off to one side, it's the freakin' centerpiece of the classroom, it's grand central station of mathematical learning! I get it...but I am not at all happy that this is in a preschool room. I'm actually so unhappy that I don't want Piper in that particular room unless they change the 'McD's' into something a little more appropriate. I think this is absolutely horrid. I don't want my daughter learning math making change for a Big Mac! I don't care if 'other' people feed their kids at this particular establishment but to bring it into the classroom, well that just stinks!

9 comments:

C'est moi said...

here here! Thats disgraceful....it's basically teaching them bad eating habits. I know I would not have it.

Michele said...

I agree. Big corporations need to stay out of the classroom unless they are good for you things. I'd rather support a Dole version of this.

Rachel said...

That is just terrible. Have you done anything about it?

SurprisingWoman said...

That is terrible! I can't say I am surprised, but I am horrified.

Stand your ground, Mom. The other parents need you to as well.

Good on ya.

tiffany said...

Oh my gosh! You can NOT be the only MaMa opposed to this...

Calico Sky said...

Absolutely terrible. Will reply to your email this weekend with some suggestions!

Michelle said...

I agree with you on this one. I'm not sure the teacher really thought that one through. The same thing could have been accomplished by having it be a grocery store(or any other business for that matter). Did you mention it to the teacher? I'm curious as to how they would respond.

bytheriver said...

Hm - Guaranteed that the teacher didn't think it through. Isn't this the McDonalds that adds gratuitous sugar to everything except the fries? Have you tasted (personally) the nuggets? I did, it did not look like chicken or taste like it had chicken in it. It was very sweet.

Patricia/NYC said...

How did I miss this post??

How in the world does ANY parent let this happen in a classroom?? THis is AWFUL...NO corporation belongs in a classroom...no advertising belongs in a classroom...no fast food promotion belongs in a classroom!

Does the word "generic" mean anything to this school???
Shame on them!!