Today's Hours: 7 Total Hours: 53
Hours remaining: 47
My preparation for today included memorizing my tall tale story, "A Close Call in Wildcat Hollow," from Rick Sowash's book Ripsnorting Whoppers!, going to Goodwill and The Village to find a costume, and doing some background reading for Frontier Day. I also considering singing "East to West" and or Calamity Jane’s (1953) “The Windy City,” originally sung by Doris Day. When I arrived at Old Trail, Heather also got out a DVD of Rick Sowash's performances for me to review. I highlighted a copy of the story and re-wrote key events and phrases, and Heather and I looked at her 4th grade storytelling materials. Students in 3rd grade watch a tall tale performance during Frontier Day and then learn and present their own tall tales in 4th grade.
In the morning, Heather also forwarded me an email from the OTS Diversity Team about one of their events, and we had a discussion on diversity programs and the change for it to be integrated into curriculum rather than held once or a few times a year.
We printed new labels for the books being processed, for which we followed the path “Graphics – book plates – Peggy Silver Memorial – print 9 per page.” She uses a font such as Byington or Chaucer. After helping add book plates and correctly “breaking in” new books being opened for the first time, Heather and I headed to Hale Farm for my storytelling event. I asked the students questions about the Ohio counties and the title's vocabulary phrase "close call" before performing, and asked them questions afterward as well.
When we returned, I filmed the 1st graders asking their questions for Will Hillenbrand and began preparing for a Little Readers story time on a new theme about trees.
It was a wonderful day!