S.J. Preston Students Begin New Year With A StoryWalk®



The students at S.J. Preston Elementary School enjoyed their first StoryWalk® of the school year by examining the narrative nonfiction text Cloudette.

“The students were exposed to not only scientific understanding of the water cycle and measurement, but to the themes of courage and understanding who you are,” said literary specialist Lauren Benjamin.

Students had the opportunity to engage in scientific experiments on clouds, interact with sophisticated vocabulary and figurative language, and explore the power of wind.

While Preston’s StoryWalk® is not exactly the same as the original StoryWalk®, it is a creative way for students to explore all different types of text and move from destination to destination while problem solving, grappling with new vocabulary, and learning new approaches to tackling complex material in an age-appropriate way.

StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and has developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 12 countries.

Harrison is excited to announce that there will be a District-wide StoryWalk® on February 2nd at Harrison High School beginning at 7pm for all elementary school aged children.  Sponsored by the Harrison Educational Foundation, “A Night with The Cat in the Hat” will be enacted by Harrison High School students from the HHS Footlight Players upcoming production of Seussical The Musical and will involve a Dr. Seuss read aloud from a mystery Dr. Seuss book, games, crafts, and yummy Seuss-inspired treats.

The event is free to the public.


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