This week we are reading How My Family Lives in America by Susan Kuklin. This story is part of a cultural unit in our reading series. At one of my centers students are learning how to use chopsticks. I have a printout that shows a diagram of how to hold the sticks and the steps in using them successfully. Students are practicing by picking up left over candy hearts from our candy converstation activities in February. Then they have to fill out a graphic organizer comparing and contrasting chopsticks and forks. On the back they are writing the steps of how to use chopsticks.