Pedro's Whale by
Call Number: PIC KLU 2010
Publication Date: 2010-09-01
Based on the real-life event that inspired Paula Kluth and Patrick Schwarz s bestselling Just Give Him the Whale!, this simple but powerful story introduces educators to one of the best, most effective inclusion strategies: using students fascinations to help them learn.
Pedro, a young boy who loves whales more than anything, is heartbroken when he s told to put away his favorite toy whale on the first day of school. But then Pedro s teacher discovers the secret to helping him do his best work: not only giving him his whale, but also incorporating his special interest into the whole curriculum. Soon, Pedro s whale is helping all the children learn, as the teacher works whales into math lessons, storytime, simple science experiments, and more! Pedro s whale helps him make friends, too, as the other children start to share his special interest.