Do You See What I See?

A long day at work.  Children are sick, and I am, too.

I pull out my well-used tissue before getting ready for bed.

What a joy!

I see a dinosaur.  I see a seahorse.  I see a big smile.  I see happy.

“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” – E.B. White


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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49 Responses to Do You See What I See?

  1. I am sorry you are ill, Jennie. I also have a cold and it is awful in this hot weather. I feel like I can’t breath at all. I am glad you can still see something to make you smile.

  2. PS, I loved The Poet’s Dog. I shall share my thoughts on Monday.

  3. I hope you’ll feel better soon,Jennie. Those kids at school are such little germ banks, it’s hard not to catch something. And they don’t necessarily have to be sick to pass on a bug. I like your tissue monsters.

  4. Ritu says:

    Oh the sickness and not well-Ness is rife here too Jennie! Feel better soon!
    I saw a seahorse first, by the way! 😉

  5. ksbeth says:

    wonderful. you see the joy in everything with your imagination. feel better-.p.s. i saw a little girl with petticoats

  6. Opher says:

    Get well soon Jennie – I see a sea-horse and a spooky ghost.

  7. beetleypete says:

    We both had ‘flu that lasted almost a month.
    But I see that seahorse too! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  8. GP Cox says:

    Feel better soon, Jennie!
    I see some sort of animal but I don’t we have this species on Earth yet. 🙂

  9. mimionlife says:

    Always be on the lookout because God can provide blessings in the simplest things. I see a duck. 🙂 Hope you all feel better soon.

  10. Dan Antion says:

    I think this is when you know you’re really sick. I did think seahorse, though.

    I hope you feel better soon, Jennie.

  11. Oh, Jennie, no! I hope it’s something that passes quickly. I’m so sorry you are sick.
    Yet you still did this truly beautiful, whimsical post. Now that you mention it, the tissue does look like a dinosaur!
    Take very good care of you, because you are a treasure that this world badly needs.
    Feel fabulous fast.

    • Jennie says:

      Teachers of young children never get sick, as we probably have every immunity. The strep test was negative, so that’s good news. I was so struck by the dinosaur / seahorse / duck / ballerina, etc. tissue. And, you made my day with your very kind words! Thank you, Teagan. 😍

  12. Luanne says:

    Aw. I hope you and the kids get well fast!

  13. Darlene says:

    I do hope you feel better soon. Sending hugs.

  14. I saw a seahorse, instantly. A wonderful way to distract from our woes. Hope you feel better soon, Jennie. ❤

  15. Hope you feel better soon, Jennie. Working with those aged children is like teaching in an infectious ward. Cute tissue. I saw all those things but a dino first.

  16. L. Marie says:

    Hope you feel better, Jennie.
    I see a seahorse!

  17. Sarah says:

    I see Nessie!! 😄 So sorry to hear you’re ill though, Jennie, get well soon!

  18. Norah says:

    That’s a wonderful quote, Jennie. Never stop wondering. I hope you feel better soon.

  19. I’m sorry you were or are still ill. Sorry too that I missed this post in the crazy of the move. I don’t see what you see because I normally don’t look. Now I’m going to make a point of it. I have tissue all over the house because my eye always leaks but never bother to really look at the tissue when I pick up a dropped one. You have put the fantasy back in the ordinary. Be well.

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