Sunday, December 18, 2011

Grinch Ethics

We read the story of the The Grinch and I asked the students to write about the ethics revealed in the story. I especially challenged them (because it's very easy to say what he did "wrong") to think like the Grinch's lawyer and defend his actions. Some of them wrote that the Grinch right because he gave everything back, some that he taught us what Christmas spirit is all about. Some still wanted to lock him up and throw away the key! :)

Right to give the Christmas decorations and presents back.

Right because it was showing us we have to spend time with our families.

The Grinch is wrong because the Christmas spirit is not to steal.

The Grinch was wrong because if someone sees the Grinch steal he will go to jail.

He is right because showing us to not steal.

Right because he put all the presents (back).

Always an interesting perspective from this student! :)


  1. I love the higher level ideas I get from your blog! Keep up the good work!

  2. I just found your blog today and WOW! Teaching ethics to kindergarten, that's impressive. My husband is a lawyer, and he thought it was so cute.

  3. Thank you so much! They love the concept of ethics-in their little minds it's either right or wrong-no gray area.

    I really appreciate your comments! :)