When Teachers Tell Their Stories – Part 7

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Here is part 7 in Jennie’s wonderful series — When Teachers Tell Their Stories !

A Teacher's Reflections

In Part 6, I turned off the lights to tell a story, “The Halloween Story.”  Lights off can be as bonding as snuggling, and definitely an attention grabber.  The lesson learned was being brave, and how scary things might not be scary after all.

Part 7
There is no intentional learning for children, nor animals in this story.  It is the ‘real deal’.  It just happened.  And the thrilling story speaks for itself, absolutely captivating children.  Good stories are like that.

The Tree Story

I begin the story holding my arm straight up and saying, “My house”, then moving my arm to the left and saying, “The Kruger’s house.”  This is important to the story, so I repeat those words with my arm.

“It happened like this.”  In the middle, right in between the two houses, was a huge tree.  It was gigantic, a towering sweet gum tree…

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