Grandpa Ivy & the Fishing Pond

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. We start a new circle time at the beginning of the month, slowly learning the songs and poems together throughout the month. We also practice a deep breathing exercise on Mondays. 

After circle time, we listen to a story together. Ms. Becca tells us a Grandpa Ivy story the first week of each month. This week we hear the story of Grandpa Ivy & the Fishing Pond. 

Grandpa Ivy wakes up one summer morning and decides he is hungry for trout for dinner. So he takes his fishing rod and heads to the fishing hole, hoping to catch some trout. Grandpa Ivy casts his line three different times into the fishing hole. There is a tug on his line each time, but there isn't a fish when he reels it in. 

Grandpa Ivy doesn’t catch any fish, but he does catch some pond grass, an old boot, and an old tire. Grandpa Ivy laughs on his way home, imagining what a meal he could make with grass, a boot, and a tire. “Sometimes you catch something, and sometimes you don’t.”

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