It's worth the Fights 4 equal Rights
How can we act to make a dramatic impact?
In term 3 we are learning about "What can we do to make school life fair for everyone in room12?"
Here are some responses which we came up with:
*Use the Class Charter and expect everyone to follow the 'rules'.
*Share Stuff eg 1 computer with 4 kids, 1 ball per team, pens & pencils.
*Have Mix-ability groups where clever children help weaker kids.
*Teacher to work with each group twice a week.Also Vake who is at green.
*Help newbees by showing them stuff around the school.
We talked about how -"Life is not fair in the real world".
For an example to get an opportunity to do something or to get a job - "It's who you know- not what you know."
Often we have to work in "grey areas" when we would really like things to be clear-cut which is either White (honest and true) or Black (untrue/lies/bad) so that we can make a wise choice.
But we think that we are clever enough to work in our classroom where we can make the right choice, even though we have things or factors that make it quite hard (or complicated) to make a wise decision. Even when two boys- Bryan and Sahil- are in class, my teacher would choose the stronger boy, Bryan to help her carry the book boxes back to the junior resource room.
Hey! What's wrong with me (Sahil) ? I think, Why didn't she ask me? And to think I came in class first. Oh! that is very, very unfair. But she doesn't seem to see it that way.