Wonder definition – a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.

Last night’s view from dinner, Gibbet Hill, Groton, Massachusetts.

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder. -E.B. White-


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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53 Responses to Wonder

  1. ksbeth says:

    beautiful, Jennie. I love this quote –

  2. Ritu says:

    Beautiful 😍

  3. These are the moments one revels in, that make us glad to be alive. Thank you for sharing your moment of wonder with us.

  4. Opher says:

    I love wonder. It’s all around us all the time but sometimes it is more obvious than at others.

  5. What a shot, Jennie. Beautiful

  6. That’s an incredible view and a great shot of it. We forget to be in awe as we rush through life. Thanks for the reminder.

  7. frenchc1955 says:

    Jennie, thank you for a wonderful post on wonder!

  8. Darlene says:

    Wow! What a great view to eat dinner by.

  9. Oops, sorry, Jennie. I thought this picture was beautiful. I responded on the wrong post. Please delete the other.

  10. What a view! I love the sky all moody while the grass and hills are golden and glorious.

  11. Elizabeth says:

    Gibbet Hill? I wonder what history was made there?

  12. Sarah says:

    A truly wonderful view, Jennie!

  13. Jennie, what a stunning photograph and the words you used to describe it. If we were children we would probably see wonder in almost everything. If we all saw the world with wonder, how beautiful our world would be in our eyes. Thank you for this beautiful post about wonder. Karen 🙂

  14. beetleypete says:

    That’s a great view indeed, Jennie. I can just about see my back garden from the dining table. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  15. The Hook says:

    This was just what i needed, Jennie.
    I hope you don’t mind if I incorporate “wonder” into my latest blog series.
    I’ll give you full credit, of course.

  16. You have the most incredible mind, Jennie. No wonder you give those little ones such greatness!

  17. srbottch says:

    Oh, I live that quote! I’ll use it in the mornings.

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