BANG!!! The loud noise was a shock. It stood out in the already noisy cafeteria where fifth and sixth graders were having lunch. The source? A bag of chips forcefully popped open. It was a little hard to tell if the boy who did it acted on purpose because even he looked shocked. But soon there were more popping bags and lots of guilty laughter.
The atmosphere in the cafeteria this year has been more relaxed than in the past… a conscious decision to promote opportunity for conversation and social skills. Today it felt like the line between freedom and responsibility was blurry.