Today’s Quote

Soul Gatherings

The earth has its music for those who listen.

~ Reginald Vincent Holmes ~

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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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31 Responses to Today’s Quote

  1. Opher says:

    I hear it Jennie!!

  2. That’s a marvelous quote, Jennie. I love the image too. Hugs on the wing.

  3. beetleypete says:

    It does indeed. Sit quiet long enough, and you can actually sense the natural vibration.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. Definitely a quote worth sharing!! I appreciated the photo as well.

  5. Soulful words, Jennie. Loved them.

  6. A choir of stunningly blue birds waiting for their cue to sing for you.

  7. It’s a nice one,short but fully detailed

  8. Norah says:

    Wow! That’s gorgeous, Jennie. Thank you.

  9. We lived deep in the country in the North of England, just on the Border with Scotland, with wide views looking far out over the Liddel Valley. One day I came across my young son standing by the gate, looking out over the sunlit countryside. As I came up he said: “Sssh.” I asked him why I should be quiet. He said: I’m listening to the machinery of the world.”

      • Yes, when I think of him saying this many years ago I can see the whole valley spread out before me, on a summer’s day. It was a beautiful place, far in the country, and Matty could roam around from an early age. I once tried to tell him the names of certain flowers, and he said: “Don’t start giving me nature study!” I realise that he was wandering about (with the cat in attendance) looking at foxes and badgers, just living in that world. The house is still in the family, and it is both his and my favourite place, and we still visit (I have photographs of his children there) though it is a long time since we lived there.

      • Jennie says:

        That is absolutely wonderful. Thank you, Cara!

    • A wise child. We all should be still and listen to the machinery of the world instead of throwing sand in the gears.

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