Posts from Your Archives – Lunchtime conversations in the Classroom: It’s Important by Jennie Fitzkee

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I recently invited you to share some of your posts from your archives. It is a way of giving your earlier or favourite posts a chance to be read by a different audience. Mine.  Details of how you can participate is at the end of the post.

Jennie Fitzkee has been a pre-school teacher for over thirty years, I have reblogged several of her posts because they demonstrate how a dedicated and passionate teacher can ignite imagination and a passion for books and music in the very young. Here is a post from 2014 on the importance of conversation outside of classroom hours.

Lunchtime conversations in the classroom: It’s Important by Jennie Fitzkee

I thought you might enjoy a a little verbal window into my classroom at 12:00 PM. Is it chaos or is it beneficial?

Yes, there is chaos. The logistics of of getting fifteen children set up for…

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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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10 Responses to Posts from Your Archives – Lunchtime conversations in the Classroom: It’s Important by Jennie Fitzkee

  1. beetleypete says:

    Great to see you on Sally’s blog, Jennie. Always a great read, and well-deserved too. I left a comment over there.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. reocochran says:

    Awesome post which I may not have seen before. I’m glad you share such important and pivotal times in these children’s lives.💞

  3. I’ve said it before – to and about Jennie – but it bears repeating. If every student started out with a teacher like Jennie they’d all LOVE learning!

  4. It’s always fun to catch up with your posts, Jennie; sorry it sometimes takes me so long!

    • Jennie says:

      No worries, Marcia. I always love hearing from you, and time doesn’t matter. And, I love catching up with your posts. For example, I just ordered Life, by Cynthia Rylant, and you recommend that book a while ago. It is wonderful!

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