So imagine the class doesn't get their party. How do you think the children will treat the kids who they KNOW are just not getting the scores to make the party happen? How would he/she/they feel when all the rest of the class is moaning, glaring at them when it's announced? What happens on the playground? Many classrooms have competition in them already. If the competitive environment is sanctioned by teacher we are giving bullies fodder. (Remember a bully in middle school can come in the form of a child who tries to make others feel bad by making it clear they are so much better than them. I taught middle school. I've seen it.)
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