Saturday, December 5, 2009

christmas trees in schools

please click on photo to see tree up close

albeit a catholic school so you can see why it is allowed. does anyone remember christmas decorations hanging up in their public school as a child? my dad remembers a morning prayer at his public school but that was close to 70 years ago.


bobbie said...

Oh yes. We always had a tree in school. And morning prayer and Bible readings. In fifth grade, our teacher made us all memorize Bible verses and say them in front of the class. Only one boy protested. His parents wouldn't let him participate. We also had missionaries visit once a year, from China. Yes, this was a public school.

Tash said...

What a cute little 'fuzzy' tree. Reminds me of those singing trees - put some sunglasses on it and it'll be ready to dance.
When I came to the US in 1970 (LA public schools), we still made Christmas tree decorations from paper - garlands, and colored flat ornaments. I remember in HS singing Christmas songs in the hallways - although my English was pretty good by then, I still had no idea what "Deck the Halls" and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" meant.

Tash said...

PS - thx for you visit to PVDP - yes, the 'star' is a Sweetgum tree leaf.

Anonymous said...

We always said the Our Father in school. We also said the pledge of allegiance with 'under God'. If you didn't behave you went to the principle's office, this was very scary then. Things sure have changed. PGma