Riley and I are the two non-Captain America Superheroes in this photo. But day in and day out, Riley is the real Superhero, the one who is always brave, helps her friends, and leads the way. Always. And with a smile.
Maybe Riley thinks I am a Superhero, too. She told me so today.
Thank you, Riley. I want everybody to be like you when they grow up.
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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here’s to all of the superheroes, both big and small
I second that!
I was trying to work out if you are a Ninja Turtle, Jennie. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
Yes, I am! Best to you, Pete.
How beautiful is that , having Riley and friends voting you Super hero.
How right they are, seeing heroes in real people and their work.
Thank you, Miriam. Seeing heroes in real people is a good thing.
Jennie, you are the true superhero. Teaching young minds to question and pursue answers, reading, the gift that gives for a lifetime, and the fact that you do it all from your heart. The children know this. Hopefully, some of them will follow in your footsteps. Why wouldn’t they? They learned from one of the best.
That is so nice, Lea. Thank you. If I give children the power to be what they want to be, and the power of goodness, then they are heroes, too.
You change more lives than can be counted as they will share that gift. Some may only pass it on to one or two and others more but it will spread so far it cannot be measured.
Thank you for your kind words, Lea! 😊
You are a superhero, Jennie
How special! And well deserved. xo
Thank you, Darlene! 🙂
Jennie, you are a super-hero, and extraordinary teaching is your super power!
That is so nice, Charles. Thank you. I would say the exact same words about you. Really!
Yep, yep, yep…I concur with Riley and all the commenters who wrote in before me!
Aww… thanks so much, Laura. 😊
So you’re a Ninja Turtle? Cool. I love superheroes.
Yes, I am! I love Superheroes, too. They help children to understand goodness and kindness, and doing the right thing.
You really are a superhero Jennie – the best!
Thank you, Opher.
Riley is super smart for her age to know that already. 😉 I agree with her. You are a superhero without a costume most of the time.
Yes, Riley is super smart. And her heart is big. I guess a costume isn’t necessary. 🙂 Thank you, Marlene.
How very nice, Jennie.
Thank you, Robbie.
I think you’re all superheroes!
Thanks, Dan! 😊
Oh Jennie, how marvelous! Yes indeed, you are a real life superhero. Hugs on the wing!
Mega thanks and hugs, Teagan. 😍
When they grow up, or when they are small, it really doesn’t matter at all, kindness is the best superpower by far. Congratulations for instilling it, Jennie.
You sound just like Dr. Seuss, Norah. Well said. Thank you!
I was trying, Jennie – just couldn’t get the last phrase. 🙂
You wrote it well, Norah.🙂
Thank you, Jennie. 🙂
You’re welcome, Norah!
All children need to have superheroes that they can look up to. You are a great leader for them and one who is giving them the best gifts children can get. Thank you so much forever and ever.
You are welcome, Anne. Your kind words are appreciated. 😊
My little boy is obsessed with superheroes and the moment and loves dressing up in his capes and masks and going on “missions”. Yesterday he made me put a Spider-Man cape on to go on my mission of cleaning up the kitchen after lunch.
I love it!
The best ones sure are. You’re the bestest! This is so sweet!
Aww… that’s so nice, Deborah. Thank you. 🙂
They are so right, Jennie! You are really a superhero, managing this all over years for the benefits of generations. Thank you! Michael
Thank you, Michael! 😊