StoryTime in the SchoolHouse
Story: Midsummer's Eve
Source: Old Russian Fairy Tale
In this folktale, there was a miller who wasn’t able to bake his bread because the rains weren’t falling and the stream wasn’t flowing and his mill wasn’t turning…so he wasn’t able to grind the grain. A young child named Aiden travels to the top of a mountain to ask the fairies to send more rain.
After circle time, we hear the story of Midsummer’s Eve again. We hear one story each week, repeating the story Monday through Friday. Repetition is beneficial for young children and repeating stories is one way to help lay the foundation for later reading and writing. Because we repeat our stories for a full week, we choose them with care and attention. Your children will get to know the particular details of our story by the end of the week.