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Explore the world of compromise. Read Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy by Jacky Davis & David Soman and reflect on the importance of everyday compromise!
Read the story Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy by Jacky Davis and David Soman aloud to students.
Ask students to identify the main themes of the story (friendship and compromise).
Provide students with a piece of Crayola® Construction Paper and Crayola Colored Pencils.
Ask students to fold the paper into three equal parts. Demonstrate the folding to the group.
Ask students to draw lines on the folds to visually separate the three parts.
Invite students to fill the first section with a drawing of their favorite playground activity.
Encourage students to fill the second section with a drawing of their friend’s favorite playground activity.
Instruct students to fill the last section with a drawing of an activity they have played happily with their friends as the result of a compromise.
Once the student’s work is complete, ask them to find a partner and pose these questions: How often do you make compromises on the playground? Are you quick to compromise or do you stubbornly hold on to the activity you favor?
Laughter erupts as students learn the differences between literal and figurative language by illustrating common idioms.
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