Hello all! I hope summer going well. I have started having Library Days for the grade school children in our church. I had the younger ones earlier and read them
This week I have the olders ones (3rd-5th graders). I am wondering if this group will set still for a story. And does anyone have a recommedation on what to read them? Just am not around this age group much and am unsure.
Thanks and have a wonderfully blessed day!
Ok, I think I found it:
Hi, We have 6 yr old thru 6th grade in a storytime for 0ne and one-half hours. They do beautifully. We do a chapter book featuring a different chapter each week with questions afterward. The children have been very attentive and have been able to answer the questions. We feature a craft which has something to do with the story. Today was our last week as school begins the week after. We will be sorry to see them go, but it has been fun.
First Baptist Church Euless, Texas.
So what book did you just read to them?
Also, I only have just 55 minutes and want to do more than story since I only get them one time / summer.
Thank you all for your posts on storytelling for this age group. It ended up being just 4 girls from K-4th but we had fun anyway. At first, they didn't want to read about boys who changed the world. But they came around. They were intertested in Henry's golden hair that matched the corn stalk's silk he was hiding in, and why were there butterflies on every page? Golden moment: When I explained the butterfly effect and how God made everyone of us to interact with others, these children quickly saw how they might be a girl who could change the world.
Miss Mackie (sp??): Thank you for your kind words of encouragement and long standing example that storytelling is still alive an well. I wanted to let you know that as she was leaving, one of the parents stopped and thanked me for telling her a story today!
As always, may God have all the glory! Thank you again and have a wonderfully blessed day!