Views of the Neighborhood – #LakewayStoryWalk

John Howell introduced me to StoryWalks in his Lakeway neighborhood some time ago. What a great idea! Take a children’s picture book and mount each page along a walkway. It’s fun for everyone to stop and read as they walk.

I brought this idea back to my school, and we did three StoryWalks this fall. I did “Brown Bear, Brown Bear'” and included movements for children to do; lumber on all fours like a bear, gallop in a circle like a horse, and so on.

This new StoryWalk in John’s neighborhood is delightful! The book is outstanding, one every parent should have. Thank you for sharing this StoryWalk with us, John.

Fiction Favorites

This week is a Storybook Walk – Valentines edition. The book on the walk is “I’d Know You Anywhere My Love” by Nancy Tillman. We will be taking the bus to the Lakeway Activities Center and then disembark to have lunch on the walk grounds. We have a tent and electrical – hook-ups, so our meal will be hot where it needs to be hot and cold where it needs to be cold.

For an appetizer, we are serving cold stone crab and parm and tomato crostini. For the main course, you have a choice of Shrimp Étoufée, Dirty Rice, Roasted Brussels Sprouts. or Beef Wellingtondemi-glace, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, and broccolini.  Both are served with spinach Salad cranberries, feta cheese, candied pecans, heirloom tomatoes, and red wine vinaigrette. For dessert, we are offering warm turtle brownies, and tres leches cake. Home churned vanilla bean ice cream is available. In addition to the…

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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29 Responses to Views of the Neighborhood – #LakewayStoryWalk

  1. beetleypete says:

    The story was good, the meal delicious, and the old song took me back in time.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. beth says:

    I love story walks, only discovered them a couple of years ago –

  3. Dan Antion says:

    I knew you would like John’s post, Jennie 🙂

  4. I remember your post of the Brown Bear story walk. Such a great idea. Did you serve crab? Lol. I’m heading over to John’s to read about his story-walk. 🙂

  5. Thank you for the share, Jennie. You are right. Every parent should have this book. 😁

  6. Darlene says:

    Story walks are such a super idea! I loved John´s post and yours.

  7. I remember “Brown Bear, Brown Bear”!

  8. CarolCooks2 says:

    A beautiful share Jenny and thanks to you we have or Lily does Brown Bear, Brown Bear 🙂 x

  9. Isn’t this a great idea and so creative! I don’t have that book in my collection, but I found one gently used. It’s in my cart. 😀

  10. This is so much fun, Jennie. I hope you’re having a wonderful week. Hugs on the wing.

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