For the last few weeks we've been exploring a new central idea:
People share stories in many ways.
We started off by collecting our ideas about what a story is. As we shared our thinking, it became clear that we made strong connections between stories and books, often understanding them as the same thing. Ms. Alison also noticed that we didn't seem to conceptualize stories as something that we ourselves could create or tell.
So Ms. Alison thought about a time she always sees us telling stories...during our play! We were storytellers, we just didn't realize it yet!
We looked at some photos and videos of our play and thought about whether our play was telling a story or if it at least gave us an idea for a story. At first we weren't quite sure. Some of us thought there were stories there and some of us said, "No way!" So we read a couple of books about children who told beautiful stories through their play: