Warning, grandchild heavy content. Tonight was Alexia's book reading at the UNR bookstore. She and four of her preschool classmates have written and illustrated books. Their school has a licensed teacher and a student teacher who, as part of her practicum, has to do a project with the children. For the last three months, Lisa, the student teacher has helped these students create their own first books.
Lisa whispers a phrase and then Alexia repeats it so that she can "read" her own story. Alexia tells me in advance that it a very sad story in which the dogs die - she misses them very much. No dogs die in her story as read. She's four years old and her imagination is well developed.
Eric is telling his story and his classmates cluster to hear it. They are excited for each one of the student readings. If only life could stay this simple. The boys have written of super heroes and the girls of princesses. Interesting isn't it that these themes don't change.
Here are the stars of the show with teacher Lisa. The investment is this project was three months. Alexia says that she liked writing her book but she wants to wait until she's older to write another one.
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