So for this lesson I start by putting the words RPG up on the board. We talk about what a Role is, and then what fantasy and reality is. Then I explain that Ego is our real selves, and that Alter Ego is our fantasy selves. Then I talk about my alter ego, underdog. And show them this video clip:
I go through the example of describing my Alter Ego with the 5W’s and 1 H and then ask them to do it.
Ahhh, the boys are coming through again! Here are some of today’s great Alter Egos:
What: make many things
Why: Because I can’t do everything
Where: Every where
When: Every time
How: Any ways
What: a lazy cat…
When: Whenever there is food, and a place to sleep
Where: Wherever there is lasagna…even if it’s Monday
Why: He loves to eat and sleep
How: by gulping like a pig and sleeping like a log…
Who: my teacher
What: our classmate have hit
Why: because our friends break up the rule
Where: wherever our world
When: wherever our school
How: by hitting the head and laughing
I just want to add that my toy hammer (used on a t.v. commercial) is a smash (no pun intended) success in all the boy classrooms! The boys think it’s absolutely hilarious and just roar in laughter when I pull it out from my Hello Kitty bag, and with a big grin I take giant steps and sneak up on the sleeping boy and then make a big exaggerated swing. I hold it up over his head and wait to see if his neighbors wake him up or not. If they don’t, I gently bring it down on his head. I made the mistake of letting some of the boys do this (they volunteered, and begged to) and of course they did it too hard, so I don’t allow that anymore. A couple gentle taps and they are shamed into staying awake. Everybody loves it!
ahh, this lesson was big fun. I think I’m breaking through!