Last year when I was in grade 2, some lunch helpers (older students) were labelling kids as 'good' and 'bad' on the white board to try to promote positive lunchtime behaviours. I understood why they were doing this but I did not like the idea of labelling any kid as bad, even if they were making a poor choice. So, I talked to my teachers about this and they agreed with me and asked the lunch helpers to stop making these good/bad lists. I'm glad I spoke up about something that didn't feel right to me and I think the kids in my class appreciated it because nobody liked being labeled a 'bad' kid.
By Neel, age 8