Can’t Get Enough Reading

Chapter reading together was over, long over.

I peeked in to say one last goodnight.

Reading by flashlight.

Just wonderful.


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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38 Responses to Can’t Get Enough Reading

  1. AJ says:

    Oh I spent many wonderful nights this way. Now I can just leave the light on:)

  2. What a super scene that would be, Jennie.

  3. That made me smile. 🙂 Now the e-reader makes it easier to read in the dark. No flashlight required.

  4. Ritu says:

    Love that sight!

  5. Ahh isnt that wonderful

  6. Darlene says:

    Brings back some great memories! A wonderful sight.

  7. Opher says:

    I used to read under the covers so my parents wouldn’t see the light! I’d drop off to sleep now.

  8. beetleypete says:

    Such a great image. I never had to read with a torch, as I was allowed to keep the bedside lamp on until I fell asleep. I think we can all identify with that urge to read late into the night though.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  9. Oh, I remember doing this as a child. Just wanting to finish that chapter and find out what happens next….priceless moments Jennie. 🙂

  10. So many possibilities for that hungry heart! I used to be like that….unfortunately my reading has fallen by the wayside. My own fault and definitely something I should change! But I do hope to see that in my own children 💗

  11. dgkaye says:

    For the love of reading. 🙂 I read by flashlight every night in bed while my husband sleeps. 🙂

  12. Oh this brought back so many memories.. Love your poem..Jennie.. As the eldest of 5 I am afraid I was sent to be with the youngest.. And lights were always out in darker evenings.. So I had a flash light, and even though so the four of us girls shared two double beds in one room while my brother had the smallest bedroom.. .. I would read under the covers via flash light.. When they got older I would make up stories to tell them all at bedtime.. 🙂 This brought warm memories.. Thank you

  13. This is lovely, Jennie! I hope you are having a great beginning of the school year. May each of your kids be inspired and blessed by love. 💜 Debbie

  14. Hoon Gyeong says:

    Really amazing article.

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