There is a huge controversy going on in our school about fidget spinners. Some people hate them, others love them. I decided to ask a student and a teacher their opinions on fidget spinners, and to see how they are different and alike.
The teacher I asked was our seventh grade science teacher, Ms. Morris. The student that I asked was Broc Ortiz, a seventh grader. In Broc’s point of view, fidget spinners are great! They are something that are really fun and cool to play with, and that they really do help you focus in class when you are doing your work in the classroom. They are fun to spin, and Broc doesn’t understand why fidget spinners are hated so much by teachers. According to Broc, there is absolutely nothing wrong with fidget spinners, and they think that they shouldn’t be banned from the school.
In Ms. Morris’s point of view, there is nothing inherently wrong with a fidget spinner. Ms. Morris says that everyone loves to have a fidget spinner and show off their tricks, but they are a distraction in the classroom. She says that if you are going to have a fidget spinner, keep it at home. Last year, Ms. Morris had people in her class taking them apart and making a mess with the parts. So basically what she says is: if you own a fidget spinner and you want to show off your cool tricks and skills to your friends, do it at home. At home, you can spin it on your finger, your forehead, even your tongue! Just don’t do it in class where it is a distraction.
As you can see, the opinions of students and teachers are very different. We can definitely conclude that we should always keep our fidget spinners at home!
By Katelyn Kolstad