Extend- After an hour of discussion (very few were off task! It was lovely! Almost every single student shared a time when they felt like someone judged them. ), one student piped up and said "Mrs. Smith, I wish everyone just always the followed the Golden Rule. Then the world would be nice all the time. Treat others the way you want to be treated!"
Challenge-Just like with any of these thinking routines, I expect them to go WAY deeper than they do. I forget that they're only 6. I have to remember that if I'm exposing them these thinking strategies now, they'll surely have it down next year. The more you exercise, the stronger you'll be!