What could be nicer than grabbing a hot chocolate, putting on your jimjams and snuggling up for a lovely bed time story? Tonight, we invited our children, their parents, carers, grandparents and friends to come back to school for an evening of bedtime stories- and many did!
The teachers had great fun preparing their story corners and donning dressing gowns and slippers. The important task of selecting some stories to share caused great excitement as many old favourites were re-enjoyed and new stories swapped - and that was before the children had even entered the building!
When the doors were opened, there was great excitement as everyone chose which room they would like to visit and which stories they would like to hear. In my room, we started the first session with ‘Not Yet, Zebra’ by Lou Kuenzler and illustrated by Julia Woolf, followed by the subject of my last night’s post, ‘The Kiss’. In other rooms, treats like ‘Where Bear?’ by Sophy Henn, ‘Zog’ by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler and ‘Odd Dog Out’ by Rob Biddulph were being shared.
After twenty minutes, the bell rang to tell us all that it was time to move on to another room and enjoy a different selection of stories- or head to the hall to top up on hot chocolate and biscuits!
Everyone had a lovely time and the evening ended all too soon! ‘When’s the next one?’ we were asked again and again as people left! It was such a worthwhile, enjoyable thing to do - and so easy to prepare for! Tomorrow, we will put together a display in the library of some of the stories we read to encourage children to take them home and share them again!
A huge thank you to all the staff at Mendip Green for so willingly entering into the spirit of the evening and making it such a success. Thank you to everyone who came- and see you all for another bedtime stories session soon!