Original questions and guidelines for philosophical discussion by Nora Brown and Ammar Babar. anger. What things did Lilly and her family do to apologize to Mr. Slinger? Using blue and red tempera paint, show students how it Lilly���s Purple Plastic Purse. The story is simple enough--Lilly loves school. During class show and share, review with the students how to be respectful say what they liked about the presentation. The ideas included are offered as starting points as you and your students explore, discover and live the lessons. What is a role model? Name of Book: Lilly ���s Purple Plastic Purse Author: Kevin Henkes Illustrator: Kevin Henkes Publisher: Greenwillow Books ISBN: 978-0688128975 Audience: The intended audience for this book is ages 4-8, but it may easily be used in a multi-age children���s classroom, or in an intergenerational setting, due to its humor and universal themes. Lilly loves school, idolizes her teacher, Mr. Slinger, and adores her brand new, purple plastic purse. Asking children simply to say, “I’m sorry” doesn’t always translate into making better Lilly's fury leads to revenge and then to remorse and she sets out to make amends. That is until he takes her purple plastic purse for being too disruptive. Lilly has a tough time when her favorite teacher, Mr. Slinger, takes away her new purse. Lilly���s Purple Plastic Purse, by Kevin Henkes. (See Literacy Activity above.). for which you weren’t proud? Draw a small purple purse template. Can you guess which one it is? Henkes, K. Lilly���s purple plastic purse. Jan 7, 2017 - Explore Sonja Mohr-Denison's board "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" on Pinterest. But we do not see Lilly consenting to Mr. Slinger as an authority figure. I have been reading Kevin Henkes��� books ever since I was small, so it was a great day for me in discovering an old favorite of mine when I was small. Put examples of correct much? Is having the power to make someone do something the same thing as being in charge of that person? The book’s activities and discussion starters Or have Lilly’s parents consented for her to be subject to this authority? that the students are learning about the Jewish value of kavod, respect, and that Did they still feel better? express negative emotions such as frustration and Aug 3, 2017 - Explore Patricia Malina's board "Lily's Purple Plastic Purse" on Pinterest. Explain Ask that they help their child describe the How did Lilly’s feelings change after she read the letter from Mr. Slinger? This opens up an interesting road of discussion about the role, exercise, and legitimacy of authority in the classroom environment and beyond. What happens next speaks to issues of repentance and forgiveness in ways young children can readily connect with. How have you apologized or tried to “make things better” after doing something Also ask, “What can you do to fix this mistake?” Suggest that parents talk with their What things can we do to enhance our awareness of when we have wronged comments, clarify, predict, and guide students’ understanding of the story and the So this week we were working on Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes. In the story, Lilly apologizes to Mr. Slinger and consequently repairs her relationship with him. depicts situations in which children commonly From there, we see how Lilly’s emotions change from being furious, causing her to act rashly, to her harboring guilt when Mr. Slinger explains the situation to her. and commit to not wronging again. would be forgiven by God. inexpensive ones found at stores like Party City or online from amazon.com) or Teach “I’m Sorry.” Is personal reflection necessary for apology? When he accidentally I hope you enjoy reading along with me. Send the purses home with the students along with a note to the parents with a they will practice exercising respect during class show-and-share time. way to never repeat the action. apology picture.) say that a person has done something wrong is chet, which literally means “missed to ask G-d for advice. What are some of the things Lilly likes about school? Is it Lilly’s time in the uncooperative chair and consequential self-reflection that makes this an adequate apology? How can you incorporate the value of t’shuvah within the classroom? Do you think he did the right thing? he or she can go to think about what happened before demanding an immediate At the core of Jewish tradition is the charge for us to be able to say to ourselves and I recently came across a copy of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse in one of my mentor text tubs and realized that even though it seemed very familiar (who doesn't know Lilly) I have never read it. Get honest and tell the truth, I feel badly about lying Why did Lilly put herself in the uncooperative chair? hardest words to say, even to those you love. The title character of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes, like Ian Falconer's Olivia, is irrepressible, exuberant, confident, and theatrical. Afterwards engage students in a story discussion. Explain that you will be reading the story Lilly’s Purple But so can bullies. a reminder to teachers and parents that when the adults in a child’s life misspeak or still angry? Does Lilly’s presentation of these things constitute an apology or are there further elements? She “hates” her brother. How do you think you would act when you feel this way? Be Inclusive—Don’t Place a Stumbling Block, Exploring Jewish Values through Children's Literature Early Childhood Edition, Tumford the Terrible teaches Be Sorry and Forgive, The Hardest Word Explores Being Sorry and Forgiveness (From PJ Library), It's The Birthday Of The World by Lisa Baydush, The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others, What A Way to Start A Year! Document these behaviors in student portfolios. The question set for this part of the discussion focuses on the existence and justification of authority. Oftentimes, in order for authority to be legitimate, the authority figure needs the consent of the people over whom he has authority. I really hope you’ll still be my friend The following Uh-oh, uh-oh, I think I know why Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse Summary. We did some really cute activities to go with the story. CHORUS But did Lilly feel bad or did she simply want Mr. Slinger to still like her, or had she been told that apologies are required? Glue up the sides, leaving the top do things that hurt others. It's Story Time with Michele! So then what is it that makes Mr. Slinger’s act one of forgiveness? Words contain much power and can be harmful and Can you forgive someone without saying “I forgive you”? Aug 26, 2015 - Explore Andrea Blaine's board "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" on Pinterest. G-d. Our goal with t’shuvah, then, is getting back on the path toward becoming the words, to not interrupt others, and to wait their turn. The topic which emerges in the book is the authority that Mr. Slinger has over his students, which we can think of as a smaller-scale type of government. What are the components of a good apology? hold them, and three shiny quarters. What was Lilly's problem? Lilly, the star of Chester's Way and Julius, the Baby of the World, is back. picture that Lilly drew of him? Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes A smaller theme is this book is that people need good role models. One day Lilly comes to school with a new pair of movie-star sunglasses, three shiny quarters, and best of all, a purple plastic purse. repentance—. behavior (such as forgetting to say please) outside of the bullseye, and place the What might happen to cause you to feel this way? (Note: Some situations are The student does not have authority over Lilly, even though his reason for taking away the bag might be the same as Mr. Slinger’s. When Lilly grows up, she wants to be just like her favorite teacher, Mr. Slinger. For example, after Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, Mr. Slinger. us that if we were to sincerely apologize to those whom we harmed three times, we When we have done Some children may say that Mr. Slinger will forget about the incident and his relationship with Lilly will be exactly the same as it was before, but this contrasts what most philosophers believe about forgiveness. Day 1 Invite students to listen to the story Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkens. "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse". In fact, hooray for mistakes! Inside she has placed her movie star glasses and three quarters. Goldie decides to forgive her student suggestions after singing the song. Explain that this is a book about Lilly, a little mouse who has a purple plastic purse. him. Children learn how to use positive words to the mark.” Illustrate common behaviors that are correct (on the mark) and incorrect Explain. Lilly ignores these instructions, and Mr. Sling takes her purse away for the day. She is so eager to show off her prized possessions to her classmates that she has a hard time listening, being considerate of others, and waiting until the appropriate time to share. Summary Lilly���s Purple Plastic Purse asks us to think about how to apologize and the value of forgiveness.. can be mixed to make purple. someone? After one too many disruptions, Mr. Slinger confiscates Lilly’s treasures for the rest of the day. Have each student share one item from his or her purse, describing Be sure to elicit and encourage student and parent participation, consistently reinforcing the value being addressed. Was Mr. Slinger right to tell Lilly she needed to wait? that the parents help their child choose three “prized possessions” to put in his or So excited that she can't wait and ends up having her purse taken away until the end of ��� Did you forgive that person? make a mistake, the importance of a thoughtful and honest apology when appropriate -Solomon Schimmel, Wounds Not Healed by Time: The Power of Repentance and wrongdoings and what can be done to show that See more ideas about lilly's purple plastic purse, henkes, kevin henkes. most inappropriate behaviors (such as hitting or name calling) even further from Lilly���s Purple Plastic Purse, by Kevin Henkes Lilly loves school but when her teacher asks her to wait before sharing her new purse, Lilly gets upset and behaves in a way that she later regrets. Lilly the mouse loves everything about school, especially her teacher, Mr. Slinger. 2. 1. sunglasses to wear, or have them put on the ones they made. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse ISBN: 0-688-12897-1 by Kevin Henkes Lilly the mouse adores her teacher Mr. Slinger - until he takes away the purple plastic purse she was proudly showing off to her class. However, while sitting 1. did you feel afterward? Is it forgiveness? turn.” When we have done something wrong, we need to turn to the other direction more sophisticated than others, so select carefully.). And judging by the situation she finds herself in, I'd say she's in kindergarten or first grade. Request I’ll try not to do that again What would have happened had Lilly not apologized to Mr. Slinger? Lilly likes him so much, she tells him that she wants to be a teacher when she grows up. How did it help her? “Prized Possession” Show and Share, Raleigh Hahn Uh-oh, uh-oh, I made a mess It is important to take responsibility for our actions; if we have been unkind or disrespectful During this incident, Mr. Slinger intervenes and takes away Lilly’s possessions. 3.RL.3 Lilly went shopping with her grandma and got a new purple plastic purse and sunglasses. materials needed to make individual “movie-star” sunglasses for each student. his wonderful hugs. In all of Kevin Henkes���s books that feature these mice characters there is a theme, which provides a real-life connection with lessons that most young children learn as they grow. does something for which she isn’t very proud. 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Lab? he or she is sorry for. But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures to school and can't wait until sharing time, Mr. Slinger confiscates her prized possessions. taken away.). All of this changes when she brings her new purse to school and creates a distraction with it. Which word best describes Lilly at this point in the story? in time-out, Goldie ponders life without her brother Discuss the fact that Lily did more than say, “I’m sorry.” In order to be truly sorry, Does it matter which of these things she believed as long as she apologized? Was she But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures to school and can't wait until sharing time, Mr. Slinger confiscates her prized possessions. the bullseye. Lilly's mean-spirited retaliation to such injustice soon makes her miserable. Do you believe Mr. Slinger forgave Lilly or accepted her apology? something wrong, when we have hurt someone else or hurt ourselves, and when we Ask questions such as: Who is the main character in this story? Two best friends find out that “I’m sorry” can be the discussing angry, ask, “Has anyone ever gotten so angry (furious) that they did Lilly���s Purple Plastic Purse: Responding to Literature. best we can become. Your story will help you remember. child on how to avoid doing the same thing over again. If one were to be knocked on the head and therefore forced to forget an incident, our intuition is that this is not forgiveness. Reading is Succeeding. As one of the largest collegiate ethics institutes in the country, the Prindle Institute for Ethics’ uniquely robust national outreach mission serves DePauw students, faculty and staff; academics and scholars throughout the United States and in the international community; life-long learners; and the Greencastle community in a variety of ways. Lilly loves school and her teacher, and her purple plastic purse. Mr. Slinger is a good role model. Is Mr. Slinger having authority the same as your parents having authority? Lilly's fury leads her to draw a mean picture of her favorite teacher. After the presentation, allow the student who shared to call on three students to So how did he get it? Probably the best way to socialize our children to be questions can help facilitate your classroom discussion: Revisit key themes from the story and discuss the following: “But repentance, prayer, and charity temper judgment’s severe decree.” -High asking the person you wronged, and G-d, to forgive you; and (4) finding your own Let’s see what happens …”. Temple Beth Am, Jupiter, Florida and Temple Beth Am, Miami, Florida, Copyright © 2019 The Rosenfeld Foundation. Most accept that Mr. Slinger has the authority to tell Lilly what to do or how to act, but why does the reader accept this? Encourage students to try to say, “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse” five to someone, we need to make things better by apologizing and trying to fix the situation. Here are some of the prediction responses that were collected from the first day of reading this book. I created this Lilly template and used it for a writing activity. hold them, and three quarters, Reading the Story: “movie-star” or sparkly sunglasses for each student (very When Mr. Slinger makes her stop, she gets angry and retaliates. you feel sorry for those actions. Political philosophy deals with why and how a government has authority and how they are to exercise it. we are willing to change so that it will never happen again. Children may say that because Lilly says “I’m sorry” she has appropriately apologized. Post navigation rule. **Download the preview to see what is included. It is a book about would you do if you were Mr. Slinger? Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes is the story of a little girl mouse who loves her new purple plastic purse. Book Summary: Lilly the mouse loves everything about school, especially her teacher, Mr. Slinger. He makes learning fun. 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