Welcome to Jennie’s Blog.

A Teacher's Reflections

I am excited to share with all of you my insights into teaching young children.    There are so many good things that I have written about, from reading aloud to music, art, ‘traveling’ across the world, eating in our Chinese restaurant, quilting, play performances, and so on.  Each time something great happens in my classroom I write about it.  Often the most important things are the little things, as they become the foundation for learning.  It’s all those little things that are really the big things, and that’s what I write about.  Let me give you an example:  Music is a big part of my program, and a few years ago the children were particularly excited about singing “God Bless America”.  I’m not sure why, as we sing many types of songs at school.  I paid attention and realized they needed more.  They had begun to sing together on their…

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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3 Responses to Welcome to Jennie’s Blog.

  1. Jim Ash Jr says:

    Awesome, Aunt Jennie! Love it.

  2. Mo Fitzkee says:

    Congratulations on your first blog, Jennie!!! I am so proud of you. I very much look forward to reading all your wonderful thoughts week after week. I have been so blessed to have all your wisdom and insight a phone call away. You are so knowledgeable on children’s schooling, children’s books, and especially grandchildren. Your reading aloud is the real deal, and I have been so thrilled to learn so much from you. You are the absolute best, and we are all so grateful to have you in our lives! Love, Mo

  3. Elaine Lascher says:

    Jen, I can’t believe your blog is really here! It will be wonderful to read your pearls of wisdom about teaching pre-schoolers since I have a grandkid who will become one in the fall. I’m sending your link to my daughter-in-law. She is also a teacher (middle school) and will eat this up. Looking forward to future issues.

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