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Solving the Problem

This modelling the tools is incorporated into critical challenges at Kindergarten, however, it can be adapted for use at all grade levels.



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  • Session Two uses the story, From Far Away, by Robert Munsch to introduce the difficulties that newcomers face when adjusting to a new cultural setting (see References). This story is based on an actual 7-year-old girl's letters that describe her early school experiences in Canada after moving from Lebanon. Note that this story describes the nervous young girl peeing on her teacher's lap and also refers to Halloween. Franklin's New Friend, by Paulette Bourgeois, could also be used to introduce the idea of welcoming newcomers in the neighbourhood or school (see References). You may prefer to select other books, depending on the kind of problem you want students to consider.


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