“Jennie, Look!”

We were on the playground today, and children saw this beauty across the way.  “It’s a rainbow!” It isn’t an arc, and it hasn’t rained, so it cannot be a rainbow.  Mother Nature was smiling with colors and saying hello.


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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44 Responses to “Jennie, Look!”

  1. That’s pretty! I think it’s called cloud iridescence.

  2. “…smiling with colors and saying hello…”
    I like that, Jennie.

  3. Ritu says:

    How beautiful! 🌈

  4. beetleypete says:

    A non-rainbow rainbow is no less delightful to see. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  5. Bernadette says:

    Mother must have been getting ready to celebrate the summer solstice. Lovely sky and super that the children noticed it.

  6. Wow, what a marvelous photo catch, Jennie. I would doubtless have kicked myself for the rest of the week, because I missed it. I love the Mother Nature’s smile idea. Huge hugs!

  7. Annika Perry says:

    Wow! Jennie, this is wonderful and I’ve never seen anything like it! No wonder the children, and adults, we all in awe! Glorious and thank you for sharing!

  8. robbiecheadle says:

    That is so pretty, Jennie.

  9. ren says:

    My son and I call them, Cosmic Clouds. He use to photo a lot of them in Michigan. Your children are very observant! Thanx for sharing

  10. sjhigbee says:

    I’m guessing that the moisture in the cloud is split into the colour spectrum? It looks amazing – thank you for sharing…

  11. frenchc1955 says:

    Thank you so much for this beautiful post!

  12. frenchc1955 says:

    Reblogged this on charles french words reading and writing and commented:
    This is a beautiful post from Jennie!

  13. How pretty. Mother Nature at it again. 🙂

  14. Tina Frisco says:

    Oh, this is gorgeous! I got lost in it. Thank you for sharing, Jennie ❤️

  15. Norah says:

    How beautiful!

  16. Not only that, but there is that heavenly promise that what is bad will not last long!

  17. reocochran says:

    This was gorgeous, Jennie. I have called them “sun-bows” on my own blog. 🌈
    I heard it happens with sun going through moisture and water particles reflecting (refracting) colors back.

  18. Libby Sommer says:

    beautiful sky. love it.

  19. SHAIA MOORE says:

    Wow! Its so beautiful! God just made beautiful creations for us to enjoy!

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