How We’re Going to End

Tell the story with us: Once upon a time…

Paley: Now, here’s how we’re going to end up.
Makayla: Ok, my house is right here.
Paley: Once upon a time – everyone go sit down now at the edge of the rug. We’re going to do Aaron’s story.
Alexis, Alexis, look for an empty space. That’s what you need to do.
Yeah, you always look for the empty space so you’re not squished.
Ok, everyone watch Aaron. Everyone.
And tell the story together with me.
Child: I’m going to be squished, Ashley, if you keep on moving.
Paley: Christian, tell the story with us. Once upon a time,
Children: Once upon a time.
Paley: There was a little boy named Aaron.
Children: There was a little boy named Aaron.
Paley: Who was the zoo keeper.
Children: Who was the zoo keeper.
Paley: In his zoo, he had a bear.
Children: In his zoo, he had a bear.
Paley: He had hippos.
Children: He had hippos.
Paley: He had giraffes.
Children: He had giraffes.
Paley: He had an elephant.
Children: He had an elephant.
Paley: He had two black seals that went “aarf aarf aarf”
Children: He had two black seals that went “aarf aarf aarf”
Paley: And he had a tiger that went “Rrrr”
Children: And he had a tiger that went “Rrrr.”
Paley: And last but not least, he had a very nice lion that was the king of the animals.
Children: Last but not least, he had a very nice lion that was the king of the animals.
Paley: No, where’s the lion? Show them the lion that’s the king of the animals.
Children: In his hands!
Paley: There, look, he’s showing you.

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