My son was given a writing assignment by the lunch monitor for "shushing" another kid during lunch. The lunch monitors decide when to have a silent lunch. The kids are to eat silently! Another student was talking to him and he shushed him and got in trouble.
Personally I think it's cruel to have silent lunches! Lunch is 18 minutes long and should be the time where the students get to talk to class mates.
I understand if the students are getting rowdy or having food fights, but really silent lunch is cruel! If the lunch monitors can't handle noisy students they shouldn't be lunch monitors!
Answer by dancer at 9:54 AM on Apr. 8, 2011
Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:35 AM on Apr. 8, 2011
I am not fond of the idea of silent lunches. I remember this was a chance to socialize, make friends, argue (not fight), resolve issues...a necessary part of learning and development. But also a break from the academic part of school. A time to rest my brain and regroup before going back in again. Sad we can't allow kids to do this. I understand the reasoning. The idea kids talk and not eat. But that is up to the kid. If they don't eat they get hungry. They learn to eat and to talk. We can eat, listen, talk, and be okay. I have had many business lunches where we have done this. If this were my child I would talk t him about shrugging it off. A year from now it won't matter he shushed a kid and was given a small consequence. I would look at the bigger picture. I would want to talk to other parents and advocate the end of silent lunches through petition or PTA.
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