an adult woman wearing glasses poses with three of her young female students

Mrs. Folts recently had the opportunity to bring three of her third grade students to a Third Grade Honors Program event, “Storytelling Program with Regi Carpenter.” The opportunity was made possible through the Herkimer, Fulton, Hamilton, Otsego BOCES.

Students attended a full day of storytelling activities that were based on movement, music, use of onomatopoeia, and drawing. Students listened to stories as well as created their own, and shared with other students in the Herkimer County school community. 

Ms. Carpenter is a professor at Ithaca College and has been a storyteller since 1996. She has performed at the National Storytelling Festival, as well as many other national storytelling venues. Her work has been described as a "big-hearted embrace of the world."