School Program Story by Tyrion Perkins
Ailsa started by reading some of her popular Squishy Taylor series. The author used to be in the circus where she used acrobatics to tell stories and she took her experience of trust and fear and put them into how Squishy feel when out climbing on a wall. She talked about planning, writing and editing. “Did the publisher say it was done?” The year 3/4s were too smart, “No!” But I think they were shocked at the amount of purple notes sent by the editor.
Ailsa then had the children close their eyes and listen to some upbeat, jazzy music. “Imagine a character you’ve never seen before.” “Stand up and move like your character.” Children gyrated, and loped and danced, then listed to different music for the setting. She led them in writing a fantastic group story about a shark-headed person on a pirate ship who has to get his hoes from land but he land is toxic and his shoes are 30k away. He comes up with a plan to build an aeroplane but toxic glowing rats are running around... Some of the class said they would continue the story.
Blogging Team 2017