The children wrote their responses to include a brief supporting statement as to why one or the other would prove victorious.
As I put this question to them I thought, "First grade rocks!" Discussions can go deeper, students actually say things like "I want to add-on to what she just said" and we can tackle the Greek myths!
The outcome in our Who Would Win battle?
According to my students Medusa would take Polyphemus down with one look! Although one clever girl based her answer on the fact that if Odysseus had already blinded the Cyclops (see The Odyssey) then Medusa's "turning to stone" thing wouldn't work and he could simply step on her.
Take a look at some of their responses below.
|Medusa would win because she will turn him to stone.|
|I think the Cyclops will win because when Medusa is slithering the Cyclops will maybe get poked and go a little crazy and step on her.|
|Medusa will win because Medusa will look at the Cyclops and turn him into stone. Then the Cyclops will break.|
|If the Cyclops was blinded then Medusa can not turn the Cyclops to stone because he is blind and he could step on Medusa.|