Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #Family – One Picture for a Thousand Words by Jennie Fitzkee

My Grandfather’s portrait, reading Little House on the Prairie, and telling a true “Jennie Story” are all connected. Wonderful!

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Welcome to another post from the archives of Jennie Fitzkee. Jennie has enjoyed a career as a pre-school teacher for over thirty years, and has some inspiring posts that reinforce that the ability to read and books, are two of the best gifts we can give our children.

In today’s post Jennie shares the connections that she was able to make between reading Little House on the Prairie and her own grandfather from a similar era and his experiences of mining. Living history is so important to record and to have a connection with someone born in the 1890s to learn first hand what life was like, especially if you can pass it on to a future generation… spanning the past and present…

One Picture for a Thousand Words by Jennie Fitzkee


Our final chapter reading book this year at school was Little House on the Prairie.  The last chapter…

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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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13 Responses to Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #Family – One Picture for a Thousand Words by Jennie Fitzkee

  1. Lovely story Jennie, thank you for sharing with us.. hugsx

  2. Wonderful, Jennie. You’re amazing.

  3. Going over to finish reading, Jennie.

  4. Awesome story, Jennie and so nice to know history and what their lives were. Loved your grandfather’s picture and yours too. So inspiring and motivating job you are doing as a teacher. Thanks for the wonderful share.

  5. beetleypete says:

    I left a comment on Sally’s blog, Jennie. A lovely story, in every respect.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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