The Purple Day Podcast is the audio from our Monday episodes of Storytime in the Schoolhouse. Please note: Storytime is written and recorded for the screen. Some elements of Storytime will transfer better than others.
Every Purple Day, or Monday, we are inside the schoolhouse for circle time and storytime.
During circle time we learn seasonal songs and poems together. This week, we learn new lines and words to our poems, making our circle time a little bit longer than last week. We also practice a mindful breathing exercise. This month we are learning Woodchopper Breathing.
After circle time, we hear a story together. The second week of each month, we hear a pedagogical tale, or a teaching tale. These are stories that address an upcoming change, difficult event, or challenging behavior. This pedagogical tale is about three gnome brothers who live and work together inside a mountain. Two of the brothers work with hammers and picks, digging for gems and crystals. They are named Rickety-Tickety Gnome and Clickety-Clackety Gnome and together they make a lot of noise!
The job of the third gnome, Rub-a-dub Gnome, is to polish the gems and crystals. He prefers things to be quiet and doesn’t like all the noise and commotion his brothers make.