More Valentines For Gloria

The Valentine cards for Gloria kept coming.

The plan was to make and decorate cards for our families,

Yet children made cards for Gloria – first.

All on their own.

We watched the magic of giving happen.

”No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”  -Aesop-


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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36 Responses to More Valentines For Gloria

  1. Oh, the magic of LOVE and giving… Kids know all about it! ❤ Sending lots of love to Gloria and all! xoxoxo

  2. I was just remembering this morning how we made our Valentines when I was little. My mom would make a heart shape for us to trace and we did so much cutting and glueing and writing with markers. It’s fun to see these traditions still in practice.

    • Jennie says:

      Those homemade ones are the best valentines. I loved making them as a child, too. Thank goodness the tradition is still going strong, at least in preschool and kindergarten. Thanks, Melinda.

  3. quiall says:

    What a wonderful thing to do!

  4. I’ll just going to repeat my last comment. AWWWW! Those children are amazing. They have learned well.

  5. Darlene says:

    How sweet. I always loved the cards the kids made at school for me.

  6. beetleypete says:

    Their connection with Gloria is priceless, and will certainly help in the development of their character.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  7. Dan Antion says:

    They are great kids. That’s so sweet.

  8. Just beautiful Jennie… 🙂 Love of Gloria is evident.. Giving back what is given.. 🙂

  9. That is so sweet, and children likely pick something close they can truly relate to at the moment. Relationship at a distance are more abstract and harder to express. This gave them the opportunity to get into it fully. How absolutely sweet.

  10. Aww so beautiful. Gloria is sooo special

  11. Annika Perry says:

    Jennie, those hearts of the young know the magic of giving … what a blessing to share in these creative moments! 😀

  12. Of course they made Gloria’s Valentine first! We all love Gloria!!!

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