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Once Upon a Time: Short Stories

Once Upon a Time: Short Stories


“Everybody loves a good story.” - Austin Kleon


Wasn’t it the bedtime stories our parents told us, and the picture books our teachers read to us, that taught us what a story was before we could tell one? In an engaging mix of story telling, illustration, and sequencing, students explore how to tell stories. They tell personal stories, made-up stories, and put themselves in roles and worlds of their own creation. This adventure is one they will not forget, but will rewrite in their heads again and again. 


Milestone: Organizing writing (beginning, middle, end); mimic other writing


  • Recommended for: Ages 6+ / Grades 2-3
  • Instructor: Ms. Anna Bonney
  • Day and Time: Fridays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Duration: 4 classes
  • Dates: September 15, 2023 - October 5, 2023


Anna Bonney, a hardworking teacher with a creative teaching style, is currently studying Psychology and Education at Southern Virginia University. She possesses a deep passion for teaching language, both oral and written, and is skilled at creating a supportive yet challenging environment for students to thrive in. By adopting a creative, interdisciplinary approach, she encourages students to discover a larger world of learning. She's always looking for something new for her students and loves to explore and experiment with teaching and writing. She loves working with kids and looks forward to watching each of her students challenge themselves in her classes. In her spare time, she bikes short-distance, sings, and writes poems for children's books. She loves to travel and has traveled to Europe and Africa multiple times, Italy, Turkey, and Tanzania being her favorite spots. Her experiences abroad have driven her to work towards a career in international education. She strongly believes that hard work, creativity, and an optimistic attitude pulse beneath a successful learning experience.

Teaching style: appointments with students, journaling, peer partner learning, research projects, spelling bees


Student & Parent Reviews for Ms. Anna:

  • Ms. Anna is a wonderful teacher! She keeps the kids encouraged with her kindness while encouraging them to go above and beyond what they think they can do. My son loved her classes, games, and teaching style. We're looking forward to next year! - Carrie, parent
  • My son loved working with Ms. Anna. His writing has improved past my expectations, and he's excited to keep writing. Ms. Anna keeps classes productive and engaging with games, writing activities, and inter-disciplinary discussions. She draws in authors, famous literature, and historic context to explain English concepts and cultivate the students' interest in English. Her feedback was easily implemented, and she was easy to reach whenever my son had questions. Thank you for this fabulous resource! We'll be back next year. - Jennifer, parent