In Part 5, children were connecting words to other stories. Their language and critical, divergent thinking was expanding. I told another Jennie Story that had plenty of excitement, “The Spider Story.”
Turning off the lights when telling a story is an attention grabber. When that story is about Halloween, all the better. This story also has a lesson, adding to the importance of storytelling.
The Halloween Story
“It happened like this.” When I was a little girl, children went trick-or-treating all by themselves. There were no parents trick-or-treating. We were…alone. I’ll never forget the Halloween when I was eight and my sister was six. We were so excited! I dressed up as Raggedy Ann and my sister dressed up as a scarecrow. We had our bags ready to collect candy. Then my Mother said, “Jennie, don’t forget to go trick-or-treating at Mrs. Crotty’s.”
Mrs. Crotty! …
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