The MOSAIC Project

2nd Quarter: 11/4/13 to 1/17/14

Our School Wide Book: Same, Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

TeachingBooks.net offers wonderful web connection to both the book and the author! This can be accessed from school through the Library tab on the Oakridge website.

Book Description: 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!


Reading Comprehension Strategy: K, 1, 2

Asking Questions

Reading Comprehension Strategies: 3, 4, 5

  • Determining Importance - "Main Idea" on SlideShare
  • Synthesis - The Reading Lady Site
  • Rebecca's Determining Importance PowerPoint and Poster available: S Drive, Oakridge, Staf.Instructional, Teachers, MOSAIC 2013-2014, Same Same but Different


MOSAIC Committee Members

  • Dawn Amin-Arsala, Coordinator
  • Hanim Magzoub, PTA Liaison
  • Rebecca Irwin Kennedy, Reading
  • Julie Esanu, Librarian
  • Nora Garcia, Kindergarten
  • Wes Parker, 1st Grade
  • Courtney Dickerson, 2nd Grade
  • Elizabeth Kuleski, 3rd Grade
  • Laura Johnston, 4th Grade
  • Amelia Rieth, 5th Grade
  • Melissa Hauke, ESOL/HILT
  • Maria Burke, Erin Socia, Specials