And what to my wondering eyes should appear,
Books, a tree with lights, a photo with grandchildren, a candle, and my favorite quote by Maya Angelou, my mantra, my rally:
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people,will never forget how you made them feel.”
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.
That’s really lovely, Jennie. One of the best ‘seasonal’ things I have seen this year. 🙂
Best wishes as always, Pete.
Thank you so much, Pete. That is very kind. Best to you. 🙂
Perfect. Happy Christmas!!
Thank you, Darlene. Merry Christmas to you! How is your visit with family in Canada?
It is going great. Had moms 90th birthday party today with about 50 people attending. Will do a post when I get home.xo
Wow! That is wonderful. I will look forward to reading about your big trip, Darlene. 🎄
Thank you, Ritu! 😍
That’s very nice. A sweet reminder.
Thank you, Dan.
What a nice cozy Christmas corner, Jennie.
Thank you, Laura! 🙂
This is gorgeous, Jennie. You always make we feel positive for the future. You do such wonderful things for our children. Have a wonderful Christmas with your own children and grandchildren. Hugs. N xx
That is so nice, Norah. I’m glad I make you feel positive for the future. Thank you for your kind words. A very Merry Christmas to you! 🎄
Thank you, Jennie. Best wishes to you and yours. xx
You are welcome, Norah! And to you as well.
I like that saying and I think it’s so true. We never forget how people make us feel.
Exactly, Anneli. It is my favorite saying.
Merry Christmas, Jennie
And to you, John! 🎄
Merry Christmas, Jennie!!!
Thank you, Luanne. Merry Christmas to you! 🎄
Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah! A lovely holy-day season to you and yours!!!
Thank you, Will. And a Merry Christmas to you! 🎄
Beautiful, Jennie! I love that quote. Merry Christmas xoxo ❤💚❤
Thank you so much, Mischenko! Merry Christmas to you. 🎄
I wish you all the blessings and then some for all of us who have been blessed by knowing you. Thank you so kindly. Anne
Thank you for your kind words and wishes, Anne!
I love everything about this post. Thanks. Happy Holidays.
Thank you so much, Flower!
So beautiful, Jennie. I love this. Merry Christmas to you and your family!❤️
Thank you, Susan! And to you as well. 🎄😍
Quite perfect, Jennie. Love that quote because it’s so true. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Thank you, Marlene. It is definitely my favorite, and yes so true. A very Merry Christmas to you! 🎄
It’s a lovely quote, and words of wisdom for us all. Important to remember during the holidays especially. Merry Christmas! 🙂
Thank you, Cathleen! Merry Christmas to you. 🎄
What a lovely cozy area! I love that Maya Angelou quote, she was so inspiring. One of my favorite quotes from her : “If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is be present in the present…gratefully.” A very Merry Christmas to you! Thank-you!
Oh my goodness! That is one powerful Maya Angelou quote. I hope to be as wise and seeing one day. Thank you, Ellen. Merry Christmas to you. 🎄
Happy holidays J 🍫❄️🎁🎁
Thank you, and to you!
Absolutely one of my favorite quotes Jennie 🙂
I’m so glad, Debby! 😀
Just perfect, Jennie! It’s one of my favourite quotes as well. 😊
Thank you, Sarah! 😀