Friday, September 11, 2015
A Teacher's Day of Storytelling @ 'Easy Library, Hyderabad'
Another morning, this time it was a week before Teachers' Day. And so, as Teachers' Day was on schedule, the ‘Easy Library, Hyderabad’ decided to have a storytelling and a craft session, for the kids. It was called, ‘Dear Teacher, With Love’.
Would he survive the class, and pick up the truck? Would he play ball and not run around the world? With these questions in mind, I read on. Author Mike Thaler and illustrator Jared Lee were responsible, for this book being a success.
We moved to ‘Miss Nelson had a Field Day’. In this one, we are introduced to lazy kids at school, who refuse to play football as they believe that they would lose, anyway. So, they never win a single game, that year.
Their coach falls sick with measles, and they have a new substitute teacher. Known as Miss Swamp, the substitute teacher puts them all in place. She trains them to kick, run around, and basically whipped to shape. Harry Allard is the author and James Marshall is the illustrator of this book! Incidentally, both author and illustrator are the same person, but he writes and illustrates with different names.
All the kids at ‘Easy Library, Hyderabad’ were jumping around and asking questions. And coming up with their stories, of how they would react to new teachers coming to class or sports teachers training them. A few stories on substitute teachers, too.
The kids were excited and I kept remembering, what a weird time I had when I went to class, in all the different schools, I went to! Scary!!
And so, my session ended, and I was happy to turn the class over to a craft making session. This time, a greeting card making one, handled by Sasirekha Srinivas! They made some cool cards too, as you can see…