Two Sides of the Positivity Project


Neveen Khaitb

Mrs. Grady, teaches Positivity Project during primetime.

Layla Mouro and Neveen Khaitb

At the beginning of the year, nobody knew what was going to happen with the Positivity Project. Nobody knew what it was or how it worked. The Positivity Project isn’t exactly liked by West students. It’s about a half and half split. Some kids don’t mind it and others don’t like it at all.

“It’s a character building resource.” Ms. Merryman says, West Spanish teacher.

Others don’t feel the same. “I get what the point is, but it sucks,”  says 7th grader, Maya Richter. One of the problems is it takes up too much time. “It takes up so much time and we’ve already learned this stuff,” Maya says. 

Lots of kids aren’t happy with it. Most people either just want to read or do homework that they might have. Teachers tend to not mind, but when it comes to participation, there are some problems. There’s really no telling when kids will participate. Ms. Merryman thinks it would be better if there are more hands-on activities. Kids would most likely have more fun if they got up every once in a while. 

This leaves me to wonder if the positivity project is really beneficial. If kids aren’t willing to learn from it, then what’s the point?  A lot of the time we just want to do our homework or read.