BQJ STUDENTS CHALLENGED AT IMAGINATION FAIR
Our First, Second, and Third Grade G/T students traveled to Lufkin and participated in storytelling and problem solving activities on October 11. They also had the privilege of listening to Gwen Caldwell, a professional storyteller. She shared pourqoi stories, using folktales to explain why certain things occur in nature. Many Native American tales and Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories demonstrate beautifully the characteristics of pourquoi storytelling. I hope you will encourage your child to read more pourquoi stories.
Our mystery project challenged each group to solve a certain task by using their imagination and set of supplies provided. One example, a group had to create a toaster that would cook toast and apply the jelly. Then, they had to market the product. We divided up into groups to share our inventions.
After lunch, we listened to select students from each participating school share their stories. First grader Avery Ham represented BQJ as she shared The Lady with the Alligator Purse. Then, Ms. Caldwell closed out the day by telling more stories.