Here is a lovely story from that excellent teacher, Jennie!
Our ‘Day in the Dark’ and ‘Pajama Day’ at school was fun. Glow sticks and black play dough were a big hit. Wearing pajamas to school is cool. Things are different this year, yet the constant is storytelling.
Storytelling is, and has always been, the foundation for language and learning. I write about children, yet storytelling applies to all people. Words and ideas are how we start to learn, and how we continue to learn.
Everybody loves a good, gripping story. I am the storyteller at school, and all my stories are true- things that happened to me in my childhood. A pretend story starts with Once Upon a Time. A true story starts with It Happened Like This.
Whenever I say the words, “It happened like this”, children are captivated. They know it is a ‘Jennie Story’ and a true story. Best of all, they are getting far…
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