Four rotations will come to me over the course of the day. Each group will have a high school aged guide. They will stay with me for one hour, then move on to the next art offered in this Vacation Arts Experience sponsored by EastConn an educational service. www.eastconn.org I must introduce the stories and engage them in activities that bring them back wanting more. We need to get a story framework in their head in under an hour.
A group arrives all the desks have stories on them in print, they all look alike from the door. We introduce ourselves around and mention a favorite story we have seen, heard, or read. They have 3 minutes to read the intro to the story.” GET UP AND MOVE TO A NEW DESK AND STORY” We take several rotations and already a couple students are hugging a story not wanting to leave it. I allow them to keep what they have been attracted to. 4th desk, if they haven’t found one I make some suggestions and share some books that might entice a student. Everyone has a story, now we can read through to the end.
Here a student with a finished mural tells a friend his story, this one tells of El Coqui the little frogs of Puerto Rico and the race where they earned their singing voice. Here is a link to the legend:
Here a student laid out her version of events from Chris Allsburg’s ” The Widow’s Broom”. http://www.amazon.com/The-Widows-Broom-Chris-Allsburg/dp/0395640512
Felt boards were used for other students who again tried a different hands on the story project on day 2.
Come back soon or follow to find out about day 2 and day 3 of the Vacation Arts Experience/ Storytelling with Carolyn Stearns Storyteller.
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