This week, it was with great pleasure and pride that I stepped back into the classroom to celebrate Love of Reading Week! Anza Trail School warmly welcomed me to share the story of Ulani Ukulele and to perform a little Hawaiian ditty! I had some really great questions and comments from the 4 classes I had the opportunity to meet! One class even danced the hula as I serenaded. them. Many students touched a ukulele for the first time, and eyes lit up when I started strumming. I encouraged them to be anything they wanted to be, but that they could be many things, not just one thing. I feel grateful to have had so many experiences of growth and purpose. I am after all a mother, educator, author, small business shop owner, and a proud amateur ukulele player- who sometimes has accompanying hula dancers! Below you will find a recorded live reading of Ulani Ukulele that I made for other Anza students.
Special thanks to Emily Doschier and to all the superheroes who teach Anza Trail students the love of reading all year long!
Tara Sky was born in Texas to a father who taught her responsibility and hard work and to a mother who taught her to dream. She fell in love with reading at 3 years old, and since she learned to write she hasn’t stopped letter writing with her grandma.