Mohansic Brings Elephant Expert into the Classroom
YORKTOWN, N.Y. – What is a teacher to do when a student asks a question and they don’t know the answer? Look in a textbook? Google it? Perhaps.
But Jen Saldutti, a first-grade teacher at Mohansic Elementary School, had an even better option.
On Thursday, May 3, Saldutti and her students digitally connected, via Skype, with a member of The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. The students had just finished reading “The One and Only Ivan,” in which a silverback gorilla name Ivan befriends an elephant named Stella while in captivity. Naturally, the students had questions.