I just finished a 6 visit residency at Brockton Preparatory School where I had the pleasure of working with Ms Hanlon and her energetic, creative and dramatically expressive class. To explore a unit on elements of a fable, we began with oral storytelling. We were going to do a retelling of a familiar fable when we actually discovered it was a myth! Instead of a retelling, the students wrote their own…it involved talking animals from all over the world, a moral, “if we put our heads together, we can find a solution every time”, a problem, lessons learned and much more! It was called The Meteoric Solution and playfully solved the problem of what happened when a meteor landed at the animal’s international storytelling festivities and dammed up the river, stopping the flow of water to their party and possibly threatening their habitat. The students created a play and will be performing it at International Day Celebrations at Brockton on March 10th. They gave me so many gifts, but the best was the e-mail that they all sent this morning. It is copied below. They made me their ‘star’.
This week’s Grade 2 Star Brocktonite is: Ms. Lori Sherritt-Fleming, our visiting author in residence.