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Teacher: “We are going to make treasure boxes for each other. So Julia’s going to make her treasure box for Keo. And Keo’s going to make his treasure box for Julia. Do you guys think that sounds like a fun idea? Yeah? So Julia, you’re going to make your box for Keo. What’s something you’d want to know?
Julia: “What’s your favorite color, Keo?”
Teacher: “Red! Julia , do you want to see if there’s a red in there?”
Keo: “What’s your favorite color?”
Teacher: “What’s your favorite color Julia?”
Teacher: “Are you picking things that you like or are you picking things that maybe you think each other would like?”
Julia: “Each other would like”
Teacher: “You think each other would like. So, you think Keo’s going to like all these sparkles? Yeah?”
Teacher: “Keo, who’s your box for?”
Keo: “For Julia”
Teacher: “For Julia because you guys are friends. Okay. So you like the buses? Okay, Keo, can you show Julia two things that you like here?”
Teacher: “So you want to make yours for Julia. So do you remember what she showed you that she liked?”
Julia: “I like fish.”
Teacher: “You like fish?”
Julia: “Can you please put it on my box? Anything, Keo, that you like? ”
Keo: “Put that on my box for me.”
Julia: “Thank you for my box, Keo.”
Keo: “Thank you, Julia!”