A big thanks to the 3rd graders at Carson Elementary for their warm welcome! We had a wonderful time on our JOURNEY WITH STORY.
Here am I a explaining how a story is like a journey because it involves movement – not of one’s body, but of one’s heart. And of course, these smart students immediately spotted that the word EMOTION means a MOVEMENT of your HEART!
What great LISTENERS these students were! They defined “RAPT”
One of my favorite questions came from a little boy who asked, “What is your favorite part of America? I had been explaining how The Giant King evolved in part from my own experience of moving from another country to America and at first, feeling as if I did not belong. And so, I think this little fellow was wanting to make sure that I felt as if I “belonged” now – hence his question. However, I told him that his question was such a good one that I could not answer it on the spot and it deserved a lot more time to ponder……so I am still pondering it!
But I do know that always, always, always, when I make a school visit, it is definitely my most favorite part of my week!
Thank you Carson Elementary!