5-Minute Video About How One Teacher Helps Students Manage Their Worries
by Tatiana Florival
“I can picture myself giving [Ruby Finds a Worry] to a student who maybe was having a bad day or needs a little extra support. This book would be a great comfort to so many students.” —Kathy Sahagian
Whether it’s at the start of a new school year or when her students need a midyear refresher, first grade teacher Kathy Sahagian from Alice M. Ellington Elementary School in Covina, California, loves using Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival as a read-aloud to encourage her students to open up about their feelings.
Watch Kathy’s Scholastic Book Clubs–exclusive review video to discover how you can use Ruby Finds a Worry in these thoughtful ways with your class:
• Virtual Retelling: Kathy has a rope with several knots tied into it that correspond to story elements: character, setting, problems, and resolution. She (or a student) holds the rope and slides from knot to knot, sharing corresponding story details along the way.
• Class Book: Students collaborate to make a book and can add a page expressing their feelings when they get worried. If you’re teaching virtually, Kathy recommends creating the book as a slideshow online.
• Thinking Bubbles: Students design bubbles that they fill in with their own worries.
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