Today, after recess I showed the cartoon below and we engaged in a very active discussion about how to talk to each other when we need to achieve a common goal. The best part of sharing these comic strips is when the kids give "alternate" dialogue that would have led to an easier, more peaceful resolution. The answers that they suggested were amazing: suggesting that Rocky, the raccoon should have offered to help with the mess from the beginning and that Chip, the chipmunk, could have simply asked Rocky to help clean up the mess. I am continuously amazed at the wisdom of our young learners. They inspire and impress me every day!