Tuesday, July 31, 2012

2 x 2 Tuesday


Same, Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

Elliot lives in America, and Kailash lives in India. They are pen pals. By exchanging letters and pictures, they learn that they both love to climb trees, have pets, and go to school. Their worlds might look different, but they are actually similar. Same, same. But different!

Through an inviting point-of-view and colorful, vivid illustrations, this story shows how two boys living oceans apart can be the best of friends.

Some great websites!



http://www.edupics.com/coloring-page-children-of-the-world-i9308.html (Color these kids and make puppet shows about the world)

Fun Activities:

Draw a picture of your favorite place and get a sibling or friend to draw theirs to share.

When you go on a trip somewhere special, draw a picture of you there and having a good time. Send it to your grandparents or someone who really likes to see you happy.

If you are in school, ask your teacher about getting pen pals or even using Skype to meet new people in different places.

Does your city or town have a "sister?" These are places in other countries that share ideas. Find out more about your home's "sister" city.

Try a new food sometime. Instead of burgers, how about Vietnamese spring rolls? Miso soup from Japan? Curry from India? Or even some good old tacos from Mexico? Yum!

Next time you go out to the park, the grocery store, or somewhere else do some people-watching. Look around and see the different faces and clothes, hear the languages other people might speak. What about your family is the same? What is different?

Have you ever wanted to visit another country? Learn about the one you are most interested in and make a postcard of what you might do in that place. Find out how to say “Hello” in their language and other fun things about the place you want to visit.

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