Recap: Goofus, exiting a movie theater, leaves behind a trail of popcorn, napkins, and soda, expecting someone else to clean up the mess. Gallant cleans up his litter and separates the trash from the recycling.
1. What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you see someone leaving behind a mess as Goofus did? What could you say to someone like Goofus in this situation?
2. What kinds of things are you and your friends expected to put away when you are in the classroom? What about in the lunchroom?
3. What can you do to make cleaning up fun or go faster?
4. In the feature, what actions indicate that Gallant is “environmentally friendly”?
Recap: Goofus snidely tells a peer who mislabels a bird overhead that she “doesn’t know anything.” In a similar situation, Gallant expresses his thoughts without being rude or judgmental.
1. What does it mean to “talk down” to someone?
2. Has anyone ever made you feel bad or embarrassed about a mistake you made? How did you respond to the person who made you feel that way?
3. Why do Gallant’s remarks seem kind, not critical?
4. How could you respond to someone’s error without being mean or embarrassing that person?