I showed my class this video today as a prompt for free writing. It was interesting to see what kids wrote. One child summarized the video without any personal thoughts interwoven. Another child told me she couldn't think of anything to write. A few children wrote about the pig's persistence.
I had oodles of questions. Why were the cookies on top of the fridge? Did Ormie put them there to avoid eating them? If so, why did he give in to get the cookies? Who put the cookies on top of the fridge? How did he get a chainsaw? Why didn't he just bake another batch or go to the store to buy more cookies? How did he find a jet to jump out of and who will help him get the glass jar off his face?
The video also made me think, when should you give up on your goal? When do you say to yourself, I have exhausted every effort? This is not my jar of cookies. Is persistence always admirable? Or is it best to give up on the cookies and find another snack?
What's your take on Ormie and the cookies?