Rule #4: Make the spaces inviting and colorful; change displays often to keep it fresh. SHown here is Ralph Ellison Library (Oklahoma City) ca 2000.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Rule #3 - Engage the imagination or no learning ever takes place. Use the senses: have the children see, feel, experience....through the imagination. This leads to other learning and a desire to know more..... I used a large vinyal cutout of a dinosaur footprint (actual size) and then had children estimate how many people could stand on the footprint, etc. They competed in dinosaur roaring contests as we learned about vocal cords, sound waves, and wondered if dinos really were related to birds might they chirp really loud????
Friday, March 12, 2010
'TELL IT AGAIN!' FAMILY STORYTELLING EVENT
"Tell It Again!", family storytelling event, Saturday April 17, 2010, 1p.m. to 3 p.m.- at Southwestern Christian University (Patrick Building), Bethany, Oklahoma will feature three well known Oklahoma author-storytellers. Molly Lemmons, Kathryn Thurman and Jim Etter.
Molly Lemmons, aka"Molly Lou Belle with Tales to Tell!", of Mustang, is well known and loved around the state of Oklahoma and beyond for her charming stories of the way things used to be. Humorous, touching, and totally enjoyable she will entertain any audience. She is also an award winning author of several books based on a popular newspaper column and on personal remembrances of life: "Kind of Heart", a novel "The Passing of Paradise", and a book for young girls, "Pure as the Driven Snow."
Kathryn Thurman, of Midwest City, has been sharing tales, directing plays, and working with community groups for many years. She is the author of several books and led numerous workshops on the use sound equipment, character development, and stage presence for emerging storytellers. She often weaves an Indian flute into her stories and lends a moment of awe and magic to tales from across time. Funny and often fast paced she adds many unique stylings to keep every audience listening.
Jim Marion Etter, Bethany, is a retired, award-winning reporter for The Daily Oklahoman whose offbeat, folksy writing about his home state has earned him the reputation as "Oklahoma's master country storyteller." A writer of both fiction and nonfiction, he's the author of five books and a contributing author of four others, and has written for numerous magazines including Persimmon Hill and Western Horsemen. A native of the small Muskogee County town of Oktaha, he now lives in Oklahoma City. He's also been a newspaper and television reporter in Laredo, Texas - "El Charro Flaco" - and has served as a military journalist and translator in Latin America. His books have captured a nearly forgotten Oklahoma history and his stories provide a glimpse into the byways and people of some interesting places. His books include:Thunder in the Heartland: Parables from Oklahoma, It's A Dirty Shame:101 Unforgettable Places in Oklahoma,and others.
Serving as MC will be Marilyn A. Hudson, another Oklahoma storyteller , who also writes the "Oklahoma Tellers" blog keeping people informed about tellers, events, and history of storytelling in Oklahoma.
The event is free and open to the public. Call 405-789-7661x3451 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to reserve a space for a group. Southwestern Christian University is located near NW 39th Expressway and Rockwell in Bethany.
The event is a jointly sponsored by the SCU Professional Services and University Library Deaprtments.