The students at Morgan Lane Elementary are very upset
with some of the new rules. Starting this year, they can no longer have rolling carts to carry
their books, lunches, and personal
items. The school board
became concerned about what some kids might
be hiding in the backpacks and rolling carts. Also, last spring, one of the students was hurt when another student’s cart hit them in the hallway. Parents are a little upset
, but they understand
that for safety and security
of the students and staff
, this is a good idea. The new rule states that only clear see-through backpacks will be allowed. Even students’ lunches have to be able
to be seen.
This is not making the students happy at all. Mrs. Logan’s third graders have been talking about it all morning. Most of them had already bought their carts and colored backpacks before the rule was adopted by the school board
. So here on the first day of school, they are lugging around everything. The stores ran out of the clear see-through backpacks quickly. Some parents just couldn’t afford
to purchase additional
items at such a late date when they had already bought others before.
Needless to say all of this chatter
in class, has made it rough on Mrs. Logan to teach on the first day.
She has decided to stop her lesson
and have a class discussion
. She is using a chart
to show good reasons for the changes and to show students concerns about the changes. It also shows possible
alternatives or solutions for problems that are being brought up by the students.
Here is what the chart
looks like so far.