Woolworths really knows how to put the cat among the pigeons. We are experiencing Ooshie mania here at St Thomas. They are the cutest, most non-functional, environmentally unfriendly toy since the Coles shopping promotion.
There are several reasons we would like Ooshies to stay at home and I will list some of them for you:
- They cannot be left in bags as they seem to wander off. This happened yesterday and despite spending a lot of time today trying to locate them they are still missing.
- If taken to the classroom students find it impossible not to play with them, distracting themselves and others.
- The younger students become distressed when older student engage in swapping which turns out to be more like being conned.
I don’t think any of the above happening is because students are bad just that they are children and they haven’t yet developed the ability to understand right from wrong.