Love Note

“Dear Jennie, I can’t wait to see you.  But I don’t see you much.  So I am so happy to see you and I will see you the rest of the day.  Jennie I love you so much.”

I love you too, Scarlett. ❤️

Jennie

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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67 Responses to Love Note

  1. reocochran says:

    Scarlett is such a wonderful example of someone who is grateful she has You in her life, Jennie! What a sweet note and thank you for sharing it! ❤ xo I am at the library so am basically catching up a bit.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Jennie! 🙂

    • Jennie says:

      Thanks so much, Robin. It’s the Scarlett’s of the world that make teaching a joy. Have a wonderful weekend. Give my best to Randy.

      • reocochran says:

        I will have fun watching my grandson and his friends celebrating by jumping around Sky Zone! He turns 9 on 2-27 while Rich, my teaching +running brother turns 59 that day! This weekend is party time!! 🎈🎉🎈

      • Jennie says:

        Party and birthday weekend all the way around! Today our granddaughter turns 10, and Monday our grandson turns 8. And, both of our children had their birthdays last week. Crazy! Enjoy your festivities, Robin. 🎈🎊🎁

      • reocochran says:

        Oh, how wonderful that you have two changing and growing into a new year of 8 and 10, Jennie! Hurray for grandchildren! xo 🎈🎇🎀 They are truly valuable gifts for our lives. Hugs!

      • Jennie says:

        Best, ever! 😍

      • reocochran says:

        Have a happy Saturday and hip hip hooray for all the Scarlett’s in the world! My favorite students were a “rotten” Christopher and an “angelic” Diana. Just so sweet that Both changed through my first year of teaching 6th grade Language Arts. 📖✨📒

      • Jennie says:

        Thanks, Robin. Love the story! 😀

  2. Darlene says:

    If children learn to say thank you at an early age, they will always be grateful. This is so special. I’m sure you will save this.

  3. Very sweet! My youngest wrote her reading log this week and is meant to write 2 sentences. She couldn’t think of anything to write for the next sentence, so wrote to her teacher – I love you. How could anyone resist that?

  4. Reblogged this on K. D. Dowdall and commented:
    This is such apart of what teachers do, they grow things, like the love of reading, love of learning and to love others, especially a beloved teacher, like Jennie. Awesome! Beautiful!

  5. Reblogged this on my blog! Jennie, this so very beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  6. frenchc1955 says:

    Reblogged this on charles french words reading and writing and commented:
    This is wonderful!

  7. Norah says:

    Ah, Jennie. That is so gorgeous. I have a whole collection of letters like this from students, parents and colleagues. Many of them I put into a folder I call my “Feel good about myself folder” and any day I was feeling down and wondering what contribution I was making, I would take it out and remind myself. It’s a good, quick and effective way of getting back into the right frame of mind. I always responded to the notes I received too, and often wrote the children little notes telling them how special they were. I’d put them on their desks for them to find when they came in in the morning. I think they treasure them as I do mine.

  8. beetleypete says:

    That says it all, Jennie. You must feel treasured indeed.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  9. So adorable, Jennie. It must warm your heart. ❤

  10. So much fun to get a real letter and such a heartfelt one, too. If your current students were witness to your reaction to Scarlett’s letter, I’ll bet it left a deep impression on them, wishing and hoping that they too will someday be able to write such a letter!

    • Jennie says:

      It was SO much fun! Other children were there to watch and enjoy the moment, and the photo being taken. I think you’re right; it probably left an impression and a desire to write. When we asked the children last week what they wanted to be able to do, many said read and write! Thanks a blog post coming up this week.

  11. Awww that warns the heart, Jennie. I’m so glad you shared it. Hugs on the wing!

  12. Oh, Jennie, I love this! Is the photo of you? Your smile is amazingly beautiful. 🙂 🙂 Blessings, Debbie

  13. My fridge used to be covered with these things, and I treasured every one. Kids can teach us a lot about having a grateful, giving heart. 🙂

  14. dgkaye says:

    OMG! ❤ How touching.

  15. Dhwani says:

    Ahahhaa so touching ❤️ loved it ✨
    Recently, even I wrote a poem named ‘He say,”Do you love me?”‘. Please do check it out. Would mean a lot to me 🙂

  16. Nika Cater says:

    I love kids and their pure hearts. You are lucky 🙂

  17. This is really beautiful. Hope to read more from you.

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