I volunteer at the elementary school on a regular basis and this week I was reading about ants with a first grader.
The deal is that I have the child read me a few pages and then I ask him or her about what he or she has just read. In this case a little boy was reading to me about what ants eat. The book said that they eat worms or aphids or leftover people food or sometimes they even eat other ants.
I asked the kid “What do you think about that?”
He looked surprised. “They eat other ants?”
I said “What do you think would happen if you went back into class and just took a big bite out of your friend’s arm?”
He laughed a litte bit and then he got serious. “I bet you would get your name written on the board like a million times.”