One way to lock in things that we want to remember--as individuals or collectively--is storytelling. In the past two weeks, our conversations have often turned into storytelling sessions. Children have explored oral storytelling and picture books—including books of their own creation. They have played with different genres, weaving fantastical tales, recounting memories of past experiences, and recalling dreams. They have used illustration, dramatic play, and puppetry to act out dramas.
As we move into the final month of school, it seems fitting that our attention is turning toward the past and memories as we revisit and celebrate our shared history. The Tucker Room children have always loved dramatic play, and we have watched their imaginative storytelling take many forms over the year, propelling their work in every area of the classroom.
In this space between our physical time together at St. John’s and the children’s transition into Kindergarten, we also happen to have more time to focus on the people and events that are important to us, who have shaped us. It’s a good time for reflecting, for celebration, and also for imagining a future that will be very different for most of us. These are our inspirations as we delve deeper into portraiture and explore storytelling in the coming weeks.
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.