Recap: Goofus, on a sleepover, is about to break a friend’s household lights-out rule, reasoning that no one will ever find out about it. Gallant promptly ends a playdate when he learns his host’s family is about to serve dinner.
- If you were to choose one word to describe Goofus’s sleepover behavior, what would it be, and why is that word fitting?
- What word best describes Gallant’s playdate behavior? Why did you choose that word?
- Why might it be a good idea to follow rules set by your teachers, parents, or friends’ parents?
- Which of our own family rules are easy to follow, and which ones are challenging?
Recap: Goofus urges friends to stay outdoors in a storm, despite the lightning striking around them. Gallant heads indoors when he hears thunder.
- Where should you go—and what should you avoid—when you see lightning or hear thunder?
- If a friend urges you to do something dangerous, like remain outside during a lightning storm, what should you say or do to get yourself and your friend to safety?
- Gallant was smart to head indoors. How would you know whether a storm is approaching?
- After a storm, when would it be safe to go outside again? Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Web site for more info on storm safety.