I’m working on updating one of my printables and I could use some input. I’d appreciate if you’d read through and then vote in the poll to help me out with this.
I have a booklet for the 10 Commandments. There is a little kids and a big kids version. In the little kids version, I try to simplify all the Commandments so that they’re easier to understand. In the big kids version, they’re the actual words of the Commandments. My problem is with the little kids version.
Since I work with littles (PreK-K), I had to have my DRE double check what I was using in class. The wording that she let me use for the 6th Commandment is “Do not love another”, which is actually “Thou shalt not commit adultery”. Obviously I can’t use adultery because the littles don’t understand it and we actually don’t discuss it that much. It is more along the lines of “you should only love the person that you’re with” (and of course family and friends).
My issue is that I’ve had a couple complaints about this wording. I’ve been told that it doesn’t make sense unless it’s fully explained to them (2nd graders) and it’s confusing for children and should be worded differently (grades K-4). No input on what the other wording could be or how to make it less confusing or how it wouldn’t have to be fully explained.
So, how should I word it?? I can make it “Do not love another than the one you’re with”, but that gets pretty long and awkward looking for text to be colored in by the children. Please take the poll below to help me with this dilemma. You can also type in your own choice for wording as well. Also, feel free to leave a comment on this post with your ideas.
Thanks for reading….and voting in the poll to help me out!!