When I was in Middle School. I had an enemy. His name was Tony. Tony sat behind me in EVERY class. He called me names, he pulled my hair, he said mean things about me to his friends. I didn't like him.. . AT ALL!!!
I sat next to Tony in every class for 8 years. I thought my luck was about to change when I went to college. I was wrong. Who do you think went to the same college I did? I mean there are over 4000 colleges in the US, what were the chances? Well, Tony went to the same college as I did. But wait. It gets worse. He picked the same major, and the same Biology class. And even in our class of 500 students, he still managed to pick the same Lab section.
It's funny. Out of all those students, I ended up asking Tony if he would be my lab partner. After all, I did sit by him for 8 years, and I did know he cared about his work, and I did know he got good grades, and well, I knew I could trust him. We hung out, did our work, and helped each other study. Just like Jeremy Ross, Tony wasn't being a very good enemy. Funny how things can change.
The kids loved the Enemy Pie Story. We had a great time talking about friendships and enemies, and how sometimes if we change our attitude, we may find a friend, where an enemy once stood.
We made our own recipe for friendship, and before they left each I gave each student an enemy pie of their own. I also used wooden spoons I found at the dollar store as discussion prompts.
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