Life is Story. Story is Life.

Reading Adventure

Last night I performed the second of two “Reading Adventure Nights” at Lewis & Clark Elementary.  What a blast!  About 80 kids celebrated the joys of reading and storytelling by playing games, reading stories, participating in Reader’s Theater, and getting to hear “Farmer Eric” tell stories of vegetables and grow a flowering vine out of a cereal box from “magic seeds.”  I love the combination of stories and a wee bit of magic.  For the two 30-minute programs, I shared Eric Kimmel’s wonderful version of “Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock,” a story from Caroline Feller Bauer’s excellent book, “New Handbook for Storytellers” called “Cheese, Peas, and Chocolate Pudding” that I personalized a bit, and a wonderfully fun magic trick/story from her other book, “Leading Kids to Books through Magic” that I tweaked to call “Fresh Veggies Sold Here Today” that just left the kids mystified.  I finished up with a short African tale from Heather Forest’s book, “WonderTales from Around the World” called “Talk, Talk” that includes a talking yam.  Definitely a fun, veggie-centered evening had by all.

Advertisements

Comments on: "Reading Adventure" (4)

  1. […] telling stories at Lewis & Clark Elementary for their Reading Adventure Night…details HERE. Share this:EmailFacebookDiggStumbleUponTwitterRedditLike this:LikeBe the first to like this […]

  2. You inspire me, Eric. Thanks for sharing your Story.

  3. erichaynes said:

    Thanks Richard! But in reality, I am at this point because of all you’ve done to inspire me!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: