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I used this lesson in my classroom last month, and students really enjoyed it. Here are two great student responses from my seventh graders.
Andra Irwin, teacher
Matt was always very devoted to his job as a farmer, but Matt couldn’t stand it anymore, he was always working and never having any fun. He decided to call some of his friends over for a party but, he didn’t know if he should. When his friends got to his two floor home, more people arrived. Even though Matt didn’t know everyone he still partied with them! Matt, his friends, and their friends had a ton of fun during the party they danced the night and day away. Suddenly, Matt passed out because he hadn’t had any rest. Everyone crowded around him, he woke up and yelled “PARTY!!!!!!!” He ran outside and jumped on his car then started dancing, everyone had snapped back reality... except for Matt. They were very confused on what was going on in Matt’s head but, they continued to dance with him. Then, Matt stopped and shook his head as if awakening from a bad dream, looked around and then jumped off the car. No one wanted to stay and party anymore they had their fun now it was time to work again. Matt didn’t know what he had been doing on his car, but he did know he had to get to work. He had orders to fill and crops to pick and he knew that, along with the fact he wasn’t going to have another big party again for a long, long, long time.