Message for Families 4/2/2020
Greetings Elk Plain Families,
Before I go any further in this message there are two important things I want you to know:
Thing 1: This is just for fun.
Thing 2: You can, as always, hang up now if you like.
For those of you still on the line, here’s hoping you’re managing during this down time, and particularly that you’re all finding a way to still keep spring break alive in your heart. Like I said at the start, this is just for fun but I send it out to you during this week in case you’re looking for something different to try.
Beginning tonight, April 2nd, I’ll be posting recordings of some wonderful books. I’m choosing stories that I loved very much from the time I was a little boy, all the way through to today. For books, I’ll be posting a few chapters at a time depending on their length. Now and then I’ll try to add a short story in one full recording.
Having a good story read to me is one of my favorite things. If you care to try it, you can access these recordings on our own Elk Plain home page. Once you’re there, go to the ‘Academics’ heading. When you click on that, look for the link called ‘Story Time With Mr. Mitchell’ .
One last word: The first book I’m attempting is the classic James and The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. I got hooked on Roald Dahl by my wonderful 3rd grade teacher Ms. Brittingham who read us this story about a young orphaned boy. I want to caution parents of very young children that there are some scenes in this story that are a little scary. Every child is different and you know your child best - use your best judgment of if your child is ready for this story or not. One more thing, I’m still trying to get this process figured out, so be patient with my errors in reading, as well as the low volume on the first 10 chapters. I’ll get these bugs worked out over time.
Until next time, you take care.