Being ordinary…

Ordinary, yet extraordinary. Sue Vincent writes, “Perhaps living ordinary lives the best we can is what makes people extraordinary. There is beauty in that.” This is me!

The Silent Eye

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Why would anyone want to read about me?

It is a question I ask myself… one amongst many as I write snapshots from my daily life and memories from my past, as I share opinions and beliefs, the small adventures, the human fears… I can sort of understand the interest in the places I manage to visit, the old customs and stories of mysterious sites. I can understand the occasional flash of humour. But come on, says the niggling little voice, a nobody from nowhere… aren’t you just kidding yourself? Who wants to read about your fears and foibles, your little successes? Why should you be of any interest to anyone? You’re ordinary.

Maybe that’s the point. I am ordinary. My kind of ordinary… because it is the only kind I know. Other people are extraordinary in my eyes. They do things I have never done, achieve things I have…

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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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7 Responses to Being ordinary…

  1. beetleypete says:

    Nice reblog from Sue, Jennie. She gets to the heart of what makes being ordinary something special, and not easy to achieve.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. reocochran says:

    Jennie, thanks for reblogging Sue! I have off and on been a sporadic reader of her blog. She has an excellent and refreshing outlook! 😊

  3. Sue Vincent says:

    Thanks for sharing this, Jennie.

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