This is part 4 in Jennie’s wonderful series — When Teachers Tell Their Stories !
In Part 3, I talked about telling scary stories. Children love that anticipation of being scared. One of my most popular Jennie Stories, “The Bat Story”, is just that – being scared.
Adventure and ‘cliffhanger’ moments, when they really happened to your teacher, are gripping stories for children. Every word becomes a thread to hang on to. That means language and literacy is at a peak. Bonding with your teacher is an added bonus.
The Raccoon Story
“It happened like this.” Many years ago when my children were little, we lived in an old stone farm house in Ivyland, Pennsylvania. In the summer it often got very hot and we had no air conditioning. Our house had three doors, two on the front and one on the back. They each had a screen door, and those screens went all the way from the top to the…
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