In an environment that seems increasingly virtual, second graders at Hopewell Early Childhood School have crafted something special to be enjoyed in person (socially distanced, of course!). Partnering with MidPointe Library System, the virtual learners from student teacher McLaine Graham and supervising teacher Kristin Peoples classes have written and illustrated stories that are now proudly installed and displayed in the Storywalk® at Fort Liberty Playland!
The Lakota Schools teachers initiated the collaboration and were inspired to reach out to MidPointe Library System because their students were using the StoryWalk® as a common, shared experience to bond over during class, as they are learning virtually and don’t spend the school day physically together this year.
MidPointe Storywalk® at Fort Liberty Playland is located at 6845 Van Gorden Road in Liberty Township and open 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM. The Hopewell Early Childhood School stories will be available until mid-March.
Storywalks® feature pages of stories along a path and are a wonderful way to encourage physical fitness and early literacy. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. The initial installation of the Storywalk® at Fort Liberty Playland was a collaboration with Liberty Township and funded in part through a federal Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.