‘Friday Night Lights’ With My Preschooler

Thank you, Wesley.  I was thrilled to come to your high school football game.

Children are precious.  I’m the lucky one when they come into my class.  And when they leave, they never really leave, because they are a part of me.

Teaching is not a job.  Thank goodness!  It is a way of life.


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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25 Responses to ‘Friday Night Lights’ With My Preschooler

  1. Definitely a rewarding job.

  2. Absolutely, and it is good to have our memories and our children who remember us too. I still sometimes see children I have worked with, and they smile delightedly even though it has been a couple of years or more now. Yes, nothing can take the place of rewards like this!

  3. beetleypete says:

    How good to see that, Jennie. From the start of his school life, to his football game. From as high as your knee, to towering above you. Delightful, and so rewarding too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. Opher says:

    You’re special Jennie!

  5. Dan Antion says:

    It’s wonderful that you’ve built such good relationships with these children. That’s a credit to you.

  6. Jennie, I love the photo and the context. You are truly an inspiration. Happy weekend hugs.

  7. Darlene says:

    How special!! Great to see them grow up but they will always be your little students.

  8. srbottch says:

    Terrific, Jennie, to see the confirmation of your good work when a former student keeps in touch. Very nice!

  9. It is wonderful that you can see your children grow up, Jennie.

  10. Norah says:

    Beautifully said, Jennie.

  11. dgkaye says:

    Jennie you have given so much to so many children, it’s not surprising they’ll never forget you. ❤

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