After praying and reading my comments from the previous post here is the response I sent to #2's teacher this morning:
Hi Mrs. S,
First of all, thank you so much for your kind response. With that being said, I have no major concerns about the reading time. Perhaps, if she feels uncomfortable with the subject matter (mostly anything about witches, haunted houses and ghosts is the biggest concern) would she be able to read on her own in a different part of the classroom? I trust her judgment. #2 and I are able to discuss what she read about when she gets home and I’m okay with that. And, I want to reassure you that I don’t plan to be the “high maintenance” parent that questions everything you do the rest of the school year! You have our support, this just happens to be one of those things that as a Christian family, we feel we should not participate in….everyone has their own convictions on the subject, and I appreciate that you are willing to work with us!
I’d also be happy to help with the classroom party if you need volunteers. Thanks so much!