“That’s unjust” Mac’s classmate told the teacher.
It wasn’t a obvious or major incident according to the teacher, but Mac’s peer was entirely right. It seems everyone in the class had just been given some sort of choice or option in class and Mac wasn’t offered the same opportunity.
Hence the declaration to the teacher, by Mac’s mate, that it was “unjust”. Mac’s teacher agreed the student was absolutely right. Mac’s teacher, Mr B, as he always does, took it on the chin and notched another one up to the “ongoing learning opportunities” you get when Mac is in your class. More delightfully, Mr B, shared the incident with me, clearly showing a sense of pride that his students will speak up when things aren’t “just”.
Oh, and you might remember this classmate from this post: https://inkyed.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/a-good-friend-to-me/
Now nine years old, he has grown into a considerate, delightful young man with (clearly) an innate sense of social justice.
A good friend indeed.