A song and a story are one in the same. The variation of transitioning between what is meant from the author’s point and what the audience has in perspective are learning opportunities not to take lightly.
Nate took this challenge as we explored Christmas carols in the media center today and I was full of joy watching his characters come to life and how the scene was taken with ownership and abandonment. Picture “The First Noel” and consider how different the story would be if the stars were cookies and the angels were fairies. Maybe the shepherds where herding Mary and Joseph?
Consider also “Away in a Manger” to be a place where many children keep the cows and the sun setting was a very important detail to come before the the cattle start to make noises. The story develops through the song and so did the excitement!
To end the time, “Frosty the Snow Man” was caught in a storm that attempted to repair the melting of his fine figure. Hope was found in that he would be back again someday. Seeing the smiles and hearing the laughter was so contagious and really filled my bucket, today!
Thanks Lopez’s Leaders for sharing life and learning in the Media Center!