“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” -Charlie Chaplin-
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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Ooer… We can do this!!!
Yes, we can!! And, I hear the full moon is also a Supermoon. 😳
Every day is cause for laughter, merriment and appreciation of the wonders around us.
A teacher opens children’s eyes to those wonders. To communicate it you have to feel it.
Yes, indeed. Just think of me on the full moon next week. 😅
LOL. Good one, Jeanne.
Thanks, John. I’m still laughing. Let’s hope I’m laughing next week. 😅
When I first saw this, I thought it was referring to teachers’ having developed strong immune systems from being exposed to sick children!
I can see where that might have been your first guess, but no. We teachers can handle a week that has every force that makes children crazy. This will be nothing compared to the Coronavirus. Throw a little prayer my way. 🙂
I will throw several little prayers your way!
Much appreciated. 🙂
A chuckle a day helps keep the blues away.
Yes, it does!
Lol! The Full Moon is a Supermoon too. I hope for a clear sky!
Yes, to humor!
Well that is just dandy news…😳 Should I be hoping for a clear sky, too? Humor is the best!
Yes, you should! Try to catch as its rising when it will look the biggest.
Will do! Thanks, Deborah. 🙂
It’s been cloudy here. I am hoping to see the moon tonight, but it hasn’t been good the last two nights. I hope it’s clear for you!
It was not totally clear, but it was good. The clouds roll In tomorrow, so I’m glad I got a look tonight!
It’s was so cloudy here I could only see a faint orange light where the moon was supposed to rising. Skunked again here!
There’s one more Supermoon this year next month. I will hope for a clear sky for that one! Otherwise I’ll be waiting until October’s Blue Moon on Halloween night. 👻🌕💙
That’s a shame. Fingers crossed for next month. I have been telling people about the Blue Moon since last fall. I’m super excited!
#1 Grandson and I are too.😄
Ha ha – that;s priceless, Jennie.
Thanks, Dan. I’m still laughing… well praying, too. 😀
Lovin’ it! 🙂 xo
Thanks, Bette! 😀
Life provides us with so many opportunities to laugh if we just pay attention.
Yes, it does. So, laugh along with me next week. Or maybe pray. 😅
Oh Dear. The perfect storm!😱 May the Force Be With You!🤗
Thank you, Kim!!! 😳
Jennie, this is wonderful!
Thank you, Charles. I know you can relate. 😀
Gosh, are the clocks changing again already, Jennie. I am a bit tired of the Coronavirus panic and refuse to be swept up in it until the facts support the panic.
Me, too! A full moon and Friday the 13th is far worse at school. And the time change, too. 🙂
There is nothing to do but enjoy it, Jennie. Laughter is the best medicine and the best way to a child’s heart. You may as well go along with it. What a week!
Laughter really is the best medicine. A few prayers along the way next week wouldn’t hurt, either. 😅😂
I know you’ll pull it off beautifully, Jennie. You always do. 🙂
Thanks, Norah. 🙂
My favourite teachers were the ones with a good sense of humour.
Best wishes, Pete.
That has made me think about my teachers. I didn’t have many with a sense of humor, which is rather sad. Best to you, Pete.
LoL, you got it, Jennie! All the best, and dont worry. The earth is big enough for the virus and us. 😉 Michael
LOL!! Teachers work in a Petrie Dish for many months each year!
Yes, we do. I tell my husband I probably have enough immunities to fight off any virus. Best to you, John.
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I’m not a superstitious person but teaching on Friday the 13th with a full moon is *almost* enough to make me change my beliefs.:)
Haha! At least all three don’t occur on the same day. 😀
You just cracked me up here! 🙂 Mission accomplished. The moon is STUNNING!!!! I took pictures of it tonight. Friday the 13th is a lucky day. I had my last child on that day. A perfect little girl who grew up to be a perfectly wonderful woman. We celebrate every Friday the 13th. Now the time change always takes me weeks to adjust to so I’m not a fan but will cope. Corona virus is like the rest of them. Afraid of me. I eat lots of garlic and the virus obviously doesn’t care for the odor. It takes a bit of common sense and avoiding crowded groups for a bit. No hysteria necessary. Kids a germ factories so be careful of the common cold though. 😉
I’m glad this made you laugh, too. Yesterday I survived the full moon and the time change. The moon was beautiful! Actually, it was a good day. We started working on our paintings for the annual art show, and children wrote a poem based on the words they came up with after our “tree walk” last week. It is amazing, and I”ll post it tomorrow. I will have to start looking upon Friday the 13th as good luck. I love that! Does March 13th only land on a Friday every seven years? Enjoy the special day with your daughter! And, there’s common sense and no hysteria here about the Corona virus. Lots of hand washing! Best to you, Marlene. 🙂
Its another world pleasure when teachers, instead of teaching, get involved in narrating their personal life stories. Or when they take us to the playground instead of teaching. However, a teacher’s part is very important. I feel like teachers are not paid worth their skills and efforts. And during the current situation of COVID-19 , their time is not going well. I think now all the teachers should come online to teach. Reach a larger audience and spread knowledge and love. By the way AcademyPro is providing the teachers a flat 90% off for their commercial plan where teachers can sell their courses as videos or pdf or however they want. Everyone should take a look toward this offer.
We miss our high school teachers and our school days a lot. But this was a gift from a nerd student. 🙂