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A letter from a 3rd grade teacher sent home to Pagan parents

Jan 18, 2007

by Ld Obyron Irondrake

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Thomas,
I write this letter in concern of your daughter, Aradia Moon. Please
don’t take this the wrong way, however, although she is a straight-A
student and a very bright child, she has some strange habits that I
feel we should address. Every morning before class, she insists on
walking around the classroom with her pencil held in the air. She
says she is “drawing down the moon.” I told her Art Class is in an
hour and to please refrain from drawing until then. And speaking of
Art Class, whenever she draws a night sky, she insists on drawling
little circles around all the stars and people dancing on the
ground. And that brings up dancing, I had to stop her twice for
taking off her clothes during a game of “Ring Around the Rosey”! By
the way, what does the term “skyclad” mean? Aradia has no problem
with making friends. I always find her sitting outside during recess
with her friends sitting around her in a circle. She likes to share
her juice and cookies. It is nice how she wants no one to ever
thirst or hunger. However, when I walked over to see what they were
doing, she jumped up and told me to stop, pulled out a little
plastic knife and started waving it in front of me. I thought this
was a bit dangerous, so I took her to the Principal’s Office. She
explained to the Principal that she was opening the Circle” to let
me in. She also said that her Mommy and Daddy always told her not to
play or run with an “athame” in her hand, that she could put
someone’s eye out. I don’t know what an “athame” is, but I am glad
that she keeps it at home.

As for stories, your daughter tends to make up some whoppers. Just
yesterday while I was talking sternly to Tommy Johnson and shaking
my finger at him, he started screaming and ran from the room. When I
finally caught him, he told me that Aradia told him and the rest of
the class that the last time I shook my finger at someone, they
caught the chicken pox. I explained to him that the Sally Jones
incident was just a coincidence, and that things like that don’t
really happen. One of the strangest things that happened was when I
asked the children to bring in Halloween decorations for the
classroom. Aradia brought in salt, incense and her family album. I
see she has quite a sense of humor. One of Aradia’s worst habits is
that she is very argumentative. We were discussing what the Golden
Rule was (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you), she
firmly disagreed with me and stated it was “Do As you Will but Harm
None” and she will not stop saying “So Mote It Be” after she reads
aloud in class. I try to correct her on these matters and she got
very angry. She pointed her finger at me and mumbled something under
her breath.

In closing, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, I would like to set up a
parent/teacher conference with you sometime next week to discuss
these matters. I would like to see you sooner, but I have developed
an irritating rash that I am quite worried about.

With Deep Concerns,

Mrs. Livingston

P.S. Blessed Be. I understand that this is a greeting or closing
from your country that your daughter informs me is polite and


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