Author Margaret Read McDonald read to students and adults at the Roxhill Elementary School on May 11.

Margaret Read McDonald made books come alive at Roxhill Elementary

By Carmela Dellino
It was a warm, sunny evening May 11th, and a group of Roxhill parents and children came back to school for an evening of entertainment for families--entertainment without television, without computers, without videogames! Noted childrens’ book author and storyteller, Margaret Read McDonald, kept a group of 50-60 children and adults entranced for a full hour, sharing joyful folktales from all over the world.

This event, sponsored by the Roxhill PTA, was the culmination of a full day of storytelling by Dr. McDonald (her doctorate is in folklore!) in which every class at Roxhill participated. Margaret encourages audience participation and students and family members were only too happy to join in the songs, chants and movements as they worked their way through stories from Sierra Leone, Panama, Denmark and Borneo (just to mention a few of the more than a dozen countries represented by the stories.) It was a great finale to the MSP testing and a celebration of Spring!

Carmela Dellino is the Prinicpal at Roxhill Elementary School

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