2-Minute Video on Connecting Students to Classmates, Pen Pals, and Cultures
by Tatiana Florival
“[We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands] led to a whole class discussion about cultures, about social studies, integration. And at the end, [my students] were actually repeating ‘We’ve got the whole world in our hands!’” —Zindy M. Ruiz Cruz
Beyond loving Rafael López’s lively, colorful illustrations in We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands, third grade teacher Zindy M. Ruiz Cruz from Escuela Inés María Mendoza in Caguas, Puerto Rico, also uses the Book of the Week to help her students learn and think about different cultures.
Watch Zindy’s teacher review video to discover how We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands creates perfect opportunities to encourage students to:
• Learn more about other countries and cultures
• Connect with pen pals from around the world
• Practice art and writing
• Sing along as a music assignment and/or to practice English as a second language
Want to try Zindy’s pen pal activity in your own classroom? Check out this week’s Cooked Up from a Book for a free downloadable worksheet and instructions on how to get started!
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