Guest Readers

 Guest Readers.


They remember books, stories, and chapter reading in my classroom.

Children return.

Every year.

They love to read.

Thank you, Emma and Liam.

“The more that you read the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  –Dr. Seuss


About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty-five 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 was a live guest on the Kelly Clarkson Show. I am highlighted in the seventh edition of Jim Trelease's million-copy bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital, and the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
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30 Responses to Guest Readers

  1. Cute children, Jennie.

  2. Sweet!
    These two kids are superheros – giving back is evidence of that.
    I remember Liam and Emma – gee they’ve really grown – I’ll bet you say that every time one of your former students comes to visit!!

    • Jennie says:

      They are definitely superheroes to give back, Laura. Yes, Liam and Emma have really grown. Remember Liam’s Starry Night? And yes, I do say that every time students visit! 🙂

  3. How wonderful, and I’m sure they’ll have wonderful memories of your class.

  4. Ritu says:

    Isn’t it great when they come back and say ‘I loved it here! I remember that story!’

  5. beetleypete says:

    Such a good idea, to have older children coming back to read to the young ones. I don’t think that happens over here.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Jennie says:

      It works well, Pete. The little ones are in awe of the older, former students. It plants the seed of ‘I want to do that’, too. Best to you.

  6. Annika Perry says:

    Ahh…how special that they return to say hi! Once instilled it’s impossible to lose the love of books … a love affair that will take one around the world and beyond!

  7. Darlene says:

    How special for both the returning students and the current class.

  8. Dan Antion says:

    It’s a nice way of thanking you for a great experience.

  9. Norah says:

    Oh, that’s wonderful, Jennie. I used to love my former students coming back to visit too. They are always so special. I was even contacted on FB by one recently whom I had taught in the early 1980s. She now has almost-teenage children of her own. How delightful always to hear from them. They never stop being “our” children.

  10. What a great picture of happy readers!

  11. D. Metzke says:

    I’m stealing this idea for next year, love it!

  12. reocochran says:

    It is a valuable experience to come back and be the “big kids” to read to the younger ones. Great post, Jennie.

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