This week in first grade we read Laurie Keller's Do Unto Otters. This book introduces the concept of the golden rule to students in a fun way with colorful characters. In the story, Mr. Rabbit is confront with some new neighbors moving in - OTTERS! He is not sure how they will treat him, so Mr. Owl asks him how he'd like to be treated.
Afterward, we discussed the idea that the way we treat others is how they treat us back. We added ideas to a chart to think about how we want others to treat us and how we will treat others.
Finally, students illustrated their ideas and drew colorful pictures to reinforce the golden rule.