For the last ten years our school has partnered with the local public library and the ESD district to host ‘Read and Play’, a PreK story time for families and young ones. It was help in our school’s community room. In June the funding ran out.
So as the school year began, it was suggested that Melanie, Family and Community Resource Room Coordinator, and I take one the PreK story hour.
Gulp! The last time I taught PreK was in 1974 for maybe two weeks before heading back to Portland for teaching interviews. Our first story time was last Wednesday. We had four families attend.
I have a lot to learn:
Read two books instead of one.
Read with great expression. I mean with even more expression than I read for kindergarten. My assistant told me I sounded very nervous. And I admit I was very nervous.
Have a warm up time with songs and riddles (Use props. I have to create a squirrel for this week).
Relax and have fun.
Today Melanie and I sat down to plan. We looked over songs and found the bubble song to sing this week. Melanie is bringing in bubbles. We started to sing and laugh. It’s going to be fun. I feel I should video this week and a week in the future to see growth as a teacher. It’s going to be a good year.
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