“People should take time to be happy.” –Grandma Moses-
Thank you, Naomi, for bringing happiness to the children every day. ❤️
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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Nothing wrong with being happy. It makes for a better world.
Best thing ever! Thanks, Anneli. 🙂
Those are happy kids, enjoying their brief childhood.
And making memories.
That’s just how it should be. The circle of life continues.
Best wishes, Pete.
Yes, that’s how it should be. And may the Naomi’s of the world bring happiness to children. Happiness breeds happiness. When it comes from a teacher, all the better. Best to you, Pete.
YAAAS! Wonderful message and images.
Thank you, Deborah!
You’re welcome, Jennie
Bringing happiness to children brings happiness to us.
This certainly looks like a lot of fun, Jennie.
I thought it looked like a lot of fun as well! When I was little, teachers did not have that kind of fun, as I recall.
I don’t recall this kind of thing from when I was very young, Liz, but during senior primary school I remember having a lot of fun with teachers at the holiday clubs run by the shcool.
It is, Robbie 🙂. The big swing is called a saucer swing. The material is much like a trampoline.
A few teachers had a bit more fun once I got to high school. There was a high turnover of teachers, so it must have been a pretty tough gig.
What wonderful, smiling faces! I agree with Grandma Moses!
Wow, that looks like a cool swing and room for a few..Lots of fun and smiles all round…
It is such fun, Carol! The smiles say it all. 😀
Just seeing those photos makes me happy. It’s so contagious and Naomi sure knows how to spread it around. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this happy moment.
I just love that photo! It’s a feel good all over kind of photo. I’m glad it made you happy, too, Marlene!
When we look back on our childhood, we remember those happy moments as being so special. Even the simple ones.
Happyness is the first step into a wonderful future, especially for children. Thank you for this motivating post, Jennie! Have a beautiful weekend! Michael
Thank YOU, Michael. Your words are true. Enjoy your weekend!
You can’t underestimate the value of happiness!
Thank you. My family and I have enjoyed the benefits for the following link. Spending joyful times with family is something that we never want to end.
I’m so glad to hear that about your family. Thank you.
This is so touching!! Everyone should keep this mentality and just be happy. But sadly life doesn’t work that. With all the bad things happening in this world it is sometimes hard to find happiness. But do you think there will ever be a time where there will be true peace and happiness?
As I have gotten older, I have come to realize that happiness is what we make it. The world will always have bad things happening. Instead of looking at the broad picture, I look at what happens right here, right now. There are always moments of happiness. We just have to pay attention. And guess what? Happiness snowballs. It is catching. If I find happiness, those around me see that, and it rubs off. Thank you, Mackenzie.
That is a great thought! I found a scripture that talks about a future, everlasting happiness. It is at Revelation 21:3,4. It says: “God… will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. Neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Wouldn’t this be a wonderful time?
It sounds wonderful. But they has to be a way we can benefit from this. May I contact you in a week and show you what I found?
The Quest for Happiness is what every single one of us is looking for. I spent some time looking into this and I wrote a book about it ‘”This is Your Quest – Your Mission: To experience Happiness along the way ” – http://www.authorjoannereed.net. Feel free to check it out!