Actually, I wasn't slated to do one, but a coworker called in sick and I was asked to do it on the fly. Talk about nerve wracking. Actually, it wasn't that bad because the veterans at SGCL were there for me all the way. They gave me books to use and suggested songs.
The actual even went well. I was worried because I have been fighting a battle with the lost voice plague that seems to be going around, but my voice held and I got through all the songs and THREE books.
I know some of the children were a little worried at first because they are used to Miss Gail doing the program, but they (and the parents) were very receptive.
I only hit a few snags...
I'll list the things I learned about story time today:
1. Learn what grown-up goes with what child
2. Be honest about being nervous. I was and I even made some people laugh about it
3. I am NOT good at reading upside down
4. I can't quite figure out where to stand so everyone can see the pictures
5. If I'm going to do a song that requires jumping--I should wear better shoes so I don't twist my ankle in the middle of story time
Regardless, I think I came out OK. The reviews are in and I got 10 thumbs up from a little girl, so that makes it all work while.
I can't wait to start thinking of themes for the next few weeks!