Is It Good to Be Bored Sometimes?

Miss Weinstein’s second grade class engaged in a thoughtful exercise on Thursday as they decided whether they think it’s OK to be bored sometimes.  Students were split into three groups: those who think it’s OK to be bored, those who see good and bad sides of being bored, and those who think that being bored is bad.  The students looked at both sides of the argument, and discussed why they had made their decisions. Then students were given the opportunity to switch to different groups if they changed their minds.  Some students thought that boredom can give your brain a rest, while others wanted to avoid boredom as much as possible.