A Snapshot in My Classroom This Week

Teachers read aloud to children – all the time.

Children model what they see.

Reading is pleasure.


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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46 Responses to A Snapshot in My Classroom This Week

  1. Dan Antion says:

    There is so much good in that picture, Jennie. It’s good to see.

  2. AJ says:

    My students hear at least one book a day, but usually several more. They are getting used to lessons beginning with a book:)

  3. Ritu says:

    A beautiful sight!
    I have one child this year who will cry and grizzle for anything from 15 mins to 2 hours and only a book or story will calm him…

  4. beetleypete says:

    They are so engrossed! Delightful. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  5. Léa says:

    I adore storytime. When I started school, age five, both Kindergarten teachers lived in my neighborhood and knew I could read. I was often the one reading as they tended to other things and they traded me between both classes. In all fairness, it was the only way they could get me to open my mouth. 🙂 My own children were read to until they got to where they preferred to do it themself. 😉

  6. Sarah says:

    Just perfect! Fills my heart with joy every time I see a child read a book! Thanks for making my day, Jennie! Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  7. And it really works. To this day, my own children love gathering together to read. They’re thirty-something!

  8. Wow, I can really see and fell your passion in teaching by just seeing your classroom. This is really great!

  9. It is so true, Jennie. REading is pleasure.

  10. Its looks great, and sounds much more better. Nothing of all the problems other children have. Great work, sounds like in heaven. Best wishes for the weekend, Jennie. 🙂 Michael

  11. frenchc1955 says:

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

  12. Adorable, Jennie. They all look so intent on those books. You’ve truly inspired them. Hugs.

  13. I love how children just “fall into” the illustrations…there is the border of the worlds between imagination and reality!

  14. dgkaye says:

    Indeed children model what they see. So great that your are a great model. 🙂

  15. christamhorn says:

    I agree! Children follow by example.

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