A child said to me this week,
“Jennie, tell me all the books.”
Surely those are the best words a teacher can hear.
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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I thought the same thing!
Thank you, AJ!
This child will go far in the world and have a happy heart. 🙂
I think he will, Marlene. 🙂
How wonderful! If only we had time for all the books. 🙂
Yes, indeed! 😀
Gosh, Jennie, and so early in the school year. You have a magic wand. Hugs.
Thank you, Robbie, although I think good books speak for themselves. The boy was a returning student, so he already had a year of me and reading under his belt. 🙂
Yes, there is nothing like a good book.
Yay!!! A future avid reader!
I definitely think so! 😀
Oh I love this!
Thanks, Ritu! Made my day, well actually my week. 😀
I suspect you are going top have special connection with that child. Another teacher in the making?
Best wishes, Pete.
Sorry, keyboard sticking!
‘going to have a’ 🙂
No worries. I’m the same way when auto spell has a mind of it’s own.
I don’t think he’ll become a teacher, but one never knows. He is particularly good at exploring and questioning nature, animals, and geography. There are a few children to whom I say that I want to have dinner with them when they’re eighteen. No parents are invited. They understand what I mean, and often they are the ones who return to visit. Best to you, Pete.
What a marvelous thing to do, Jennie.
I love this post. Hugs.
Thank you so much, Teagan. Your words mean a lot! Hugs to you. 😊
Gosh – if only we could be told all the books!
Wouldn’t that be something!
You bet, Mary Kay! Good to hear from you. 🙂
Kids say the best things!! This is perfect.
They do, Darlene. Made my day, and my week!
Now that’s a budding reader!
Those are the best!
My thoughts exactly!
Bless them 🙂
Yes, indeed! 🙂
🙂 Love this!
Thank you, Deborah! Boy, this one hit me like a ton of bricks. 😀
I absolutely love it too, Jennie!
The best for sure!
Yep. WordPress need a LOVE IT button!
Dear Jennie, Check my blog, http://www.Allinadaysbreath.wordpress.com. I have written something about you to honor you and what you do. And you deserve it!!!
Dear Anne, Thank you so very much. Your words are humbling and truly appreciated. 😊
Glad to be able to give you something that is much deserved. Everything you do will last these children not just today, but a whole lifetime.
Thank you so much, Anne. 🙂
💕It is an inspiration every day to read your posts. I have one, a different sort I am going to post of one of my own favorite Aide days when I was a one-on-one.
You have made my day, Anne! I look forward to reading your post.
I agree to, just wish my children would read more but the Ipod and Ipad always come first. I love to read, but don’t get much time now. As a child I read loads, I loved it. Just wish my kids had the same passion.
Thank you so much! Do you read aloud to your children? Do you read together? If you can set aside 30 minutes every evening, have the iPod and iPad off, and read together, it will make a great difference. If YOU have the passion, your kids will. It has to start with you. You can bring back the joy you felt as a child, to your children. I’m rooting for you! 🙂
Hi, we do read to them. Maybe it is a case we need to do it more. Take away the iPod and iPad and sit and read together. Would be nice to think they would agree to it. I think I need to try with them, thanks.
Sounds like a good idea!