I am a teacher. I love telling, and sharing stories with children.
When my children were little, they attended a Playbus, this was a play project based on a double-decker bus. Many of my story books have links to this involvement as well as adventures from my teaching career.
A Spooky Tale was a story idea written with my class at school following a walk around our neighbourhood.
Together we wrote a shared story which was read and enjoyed many times.
The walk led to follow up work in class, including maps and story writing, real and imagined.
But what could possibly go wrong?
As a shared write the children came up with their own ideas relating to where they had visited.
But what about where you live?
Where would you go?
What would you see?
Real or imagined a walk can stimulate the senses and imagination.
This is not a story just for Halloween, a walk is for anytime and anywhere.
This story has also got connections to Spain, as it was read in a local Spanish school and library (Moraira). I even compared a walk in their neighbourhood creating a video to share.
Links to ‘Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure’.
A bus is always included somewhere in my books, this has a bus full of mean monsters. The real bus monsters were only children playing, using their imagination and having fun.