Kindergarteners and First graders enjoyed a real treat on Monday morning. One of our student's grandmothers, Nana Beth, is a professional storyteller. She told stories around the theme of hiking on the Appalachian Trail.
The children were able to make important connections between experiences that Nana Beth and others had as they hiked the trail, and their own lives. We discussed reasons why her stories were so enjoyable, remembering that the best stories are written or told about one's own life.
We talked about the clear beginning, middle, and end that we heard in each of her stories. We remembered problems and solutions, and noted the wonderful sensory words she used as she spoke. We were inspired to be better writers and storytellers by Nana Beth.