Wild Hawk Lake

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. 

We enjoy singing and reciting nature-based, seasonal songs and poems during circle time. As the month progresses, we continue to learn new verses to our songs and poems. We also practice a deep breathing exercise on Mondays.  

After circle time, we hear a story together. We listen to nature stories and folk tales during the third and fourth weeks of the month. Today we hear the story of Wild Hawk Lake, based on a traditional tale from Japan.

Long ago, a girl named Wilma lived at the foot of a great mountain. There had not been rain for a long time, and the farms in her village had become dry. The people were worried they wouldn’t have anything to harvest. One day Wilma found a deep lake of fresh, clean water while exploring the mountain, and she knew this water could help her village. She found an overflow spot where she could bring the water to her village, but it was blocked by a stone gate secured with a lock! Wilma has to find the key to the gate so she can bring the water to her village.


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