Eighth grader Chelsea Wimble has spiced up Friday mornings with her own variation of impromptu storytelling.
The Champlain House student began entertaining her fellow classmates a few weeks ago during Student Support Time from 7:45–8:00 on Friday mornings by randomly selecting words from a dictionary and spontaneously spinning a story from them. Word of Chelsea’s improvisations has spread, and her first audience of eight has already grown to nearly sixty.
Chelsea’s performances are not an assignment. She voluntarily presents her anecdotes, inventing her stories as she goes and choosing members from her audience on the fly to participate as characters.