The kids loved the funny pictures and dialogue. They also contributed to a great discussion about the positives of being different. After our discussion, I gave students each a piece of blank white paper and told them that they should each pretend that Pauline is their hen. What kind of egg would they want Pauline to lay? Here are some of the results:
On the back of their egg, they wrote about one of the following prompts:
*Write about a time you were teased for being different. How did it make you feel?
*Write about something you are proud of about yourself, even though it is different from others.
*Write about why it is a good thing to be different.
Students were then given a chance to share, and I was very happy with their thoughts. I will keep trying to build good character in my students, one lesson at a time! There will be more time for that after the STAAR tests are over in 3 weeks...now time to get to planning for how to get them motivated for that!