Words of Wisdom, Beautifully Illustrated

Quote from “The Power and the Glory” by Graham Greene.
Words illustrated by Eric Carle.


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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43 Responses to Words of Wisdom, Beautifully Illustrated

  1. beetleypete says:

    It’s a great quote, and also open to lots of personal interpretations.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Great quote, Jennie.

  3. Dr. Perry says:

    Beautiful quote. I believe I have said it before but I need to repeat it. You are a wonderful teacher and your children are so lucky to have you in their lives. I wish you could have been my teacher!✨

  4. Ritu says:

    What a lovely thought! ❀

  5. lisakunk says:

    That would make a great prompt.

  6. FlowerAlley says:

    I hope that saying can apply to adulthood, also. I am waiting for a door to open.

  7. willedare says:

    Thank you for this thought-provoking and reassuring quotation, Jennie. Glad to read that a door opened in your life as you approached 50 years of age! I am now going to meditate on when these moments of doors opening may have transpired in my childhood…

    • Jennie says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed this, Will. I have to think about my childhood, too, as I believe there were probably those moments. They may have been small, and perhaps I just didn’t β€˜see’. πŸ™‚

  8. frenchc1955 says:

    Jennie, This is beautiful–thank you so much!

  9. frenchc1955 says:

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

  10. We need more doors to open for all children. Thanks for sharing such wisdom, Jennie.

  11. Dan Antion says:

    Those are very important moments.

  12. macjam47 says:

    What a wonderful quote!

  13. dgkaye says:

    Inspirational quote Jennie ❀

  14. I love this quote! I’m going to add to my little book of quotes. Thanks for sharing it Jennie!

  15. robbiecheadle says:

    Great quote, Jennie.

  16. A beautiful quote, Jennie. It leaves me all goose-bumply. I’m trying to decide when that “one moment” was.
    I wasn’t familiar with the book, but now that I’ve googled it, I’m quite intrigued. Here’s to the open door. Hugs!

    • Jennie says:

      Thanks, Teagan. I recall open doors as an a adult, and I had to think of those when I was a child. They were there. A good exercise, isn’t it? I need to read the book again. Hugs to you, 😍

  17. Norah says:

    Love it, Jennie! But does it have to be just one?

  18. MSKGVT says:

    True to the Fullest !

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