Storytelling

Storytelling is held in the Fall. Check back in for the 2016-2017 school year.  Below is info on the program.

Now in its 18th year at Jennings school, th storytelling program was held in the October of 2015.

Storytelling takes place twice a year at Jennings, with seasonal-themed stories traditionally told in the fall, and folk- or curriculum-related tales told in the spring.

Storytellers are placed on one of three grade-level storytelling teams (K-1, 2-3, or 4-5 team) that share stories with all classes of those grade levels.

Unlike “parent readers”, Jennings Storytellers do not read from books. Rather, they select, memorize, rehearse and then re-tell tales in the ancient “oral tradition” of storytelling. This lost art is provided to our students as an enhancement to the language arts curriculum and, while thoroughly entertaining, provides numerous academic benefits as well.

We need more storytellers to join our current crew! Please don’t let this tradition disappear from Jennings. It is truly a student favorite with the storytellers quickly becoming legends in the halls of Jennings!

If you would like to be a Jennings Storyteller or if you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the Storyteller chair, Kristin Sikes at 203-273-7668 or ksikes@taliks.com