Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Storytelling Night at Saint Thomas More

Tonight we had the privilege to attend Coretta's school for a wonderful night of storytelling by the students of second grade. Each student had to choose a book that they liked and memorize it paying close attention to rate, speed, tone, and pitch while incorporating gestures and of course, eye contact. The students have spent numerous hours practicing, rehearsing, and critiquing their peers. Coretta has also been asked by her teacher to read three paragraphs in front of all parents before the show begins. I must say it was quite impressive to see the talent and ability of this group of children.

Students also created story characters that were on display in the dining hall. Every group did a fantastic job. Afterwards we shared cookies and apple cider with the students and their parents. Here is a video of her storytelling debut!

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