First graders at Bains Lower Elementary School enjoyed the animated storytelling of Rose Ann St. Romain on Wednesday, February 20.
The program, which was sponsored by the WFP Drug and Alcohol Awareness Council, the WFP Sheriff’s Office, St. Francisville United Methodist Church and Butler Greenwood Plantation, taught the children valuable lessons in a captivating way.
St. Romain told three stories to the first graders. The first was a lesson on obeying your parents and teachers. She illustrated the point by telling a story about a little girl who ventured into the deep, dark, scary woods even after her mother told her not to. After being chased home by a wolf, the little girl decided she would obey her mother. “Your parents and teachers tell you to do things because they care about you and because they really do know what is best for you,” said St. Romain.
The second and third story taught the children that saying please and being kind are a lot easier than bullying someone. First she told a story about an old woman that tried to make a pig jump over a fence. The pig, however, did not move until the old woman finally said please.
The final story involved a few student actors and taught the first graders that forcing someone to do something is not the right thing to do. “Bullying is never nice. Be kind to your friends,” said St. Romain.
“Keep these stories in your heads and in your hearts. There are many more stories like these in books in your library and you can read them any time you want. When you read books, it helps you know more things than you did before,” said St. Romain.
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