This has been a whirlwind of a week. Each of the past five days I have posted a video of me reading aloud a picture book, and an episode of chapter reading, every day on my new YouTube channel. It is very popular. Children and their older siblings, parents, and people who heard through the grapevine about Jennie and her reading aloud, are fans. More importantly, they are listening to the words of great stories.
McKinley asked for a “Jennie Story.” I tell one every day at lunchtime at school, so of course she is missing hearing this. We’re trying to keep consistency and familiarity for children in our online distance learning through YouTube, so I posted a story.
“The Spider Story” It happened like this…
As the weeks go by, reading aloud and also telling “Jennie Stories” on YouTube will be a constant. Technology is giving me a way to reach children and give them what I do in school. Words and stories will carry them as we go through this pandemic.
P.S. The YouTube channel is open to anyone. Go to YouTube, click on channel, and then type in Aqua Room. You won’t believe the great books I’m reading next week! I have so many Jennie Stories to tell, too!