Story, Rhyme, & Song

For ages 3-6, and capped at 8 students, this course offers a traditional foundation in early education as Kay Pelham teaches nursery rhymes (including Mother Goose), stories (including Aesop’s Fables), and various simple folk songs. For many generations, this material was one of the bases of our shared American culture but now it’s rarer and rarer to find families that still know and recite this material. “Miss Kay” will most likely keep their attention for this 45-minute class, but parents are encouraged to stay nearby in the back of the classroom in case their students get restless. Students will remove their shoes as they enter the Great Room, and we’ll have a padded seating area on the floor, making for a cozy gathering.

These works are more than mere tradition. They are the building blocks of language and conversation, and of learning how the world works. And it doesn’t stop there. The nursery rhymes, for example, are the foundation of musical rhythms to be studied formally in later years. And the fables tell stories of friends and enemies, diligence and negligence, and wisdom and foolishness. In addition to being exposed to all this rich material, this class is also an excellent introduction to learning how to operate successfully in a group setting.

There is a mandatory pre-semester orientation meeting for this class. Please read the details carefully here.

Other Information

Due to its popularity, we will be offering two sections of this same class each week. (You will register for only one of them.)

Story, Rhyme, & Song #1
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
The semester runs from January 13 to April 2. (12 weeks)

Story, Rhyme, & Song #2
Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
The semester runs from January 13 to April 2. (12 weeks)

This class will appear in our semester-ending concert on Thursday 5 April 2022. (The other groups performing that night will be Kids’ Choir and Glee Club.)


8 students maximum. 6 minimum.

The following policies must be read and understood to enroll in this class. This is a lot of stuff because it takes a lot of details to run an excellent organization for everybody. Please invest the time to study all this. You will be asked at registration to give your word that you have done it.

House Rules
Communication Policy
Code of Conduct
Performance & Rehearsal Attendance Policy
COVID-19 Policy
Special Needs Policy
Spring 2022 Performance Schedule

This course meets, as do all our courses, in the We, Montana! Great Room.

Kay Pelham

$60 per student for the semester.

Register at Google Forms.