Happy St. Patrick’s Day

charles french words reading and writing



May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

(Traditional Irish Blessing)

In this time of uncertainty, risk, and danger, please remember our connections, our strengths, and our blessings.

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About Jennie

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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21 Responses to Happy St. Patrick’s Day

  1. Stay safe, Jennie, dear – and yes! Enjoy the celebration of all things green today!

  2. Loewef says:

    I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

    2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

    3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee will not slumber. Ω

    4 Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

    5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.

    6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. Ω

    7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. Ω

    8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. Ω


    Who He is

    Fallen creation/human frailty

    Royal Priesthood

    ΩHe keeps his promises


    On Tue, Mar 17, 2020, 8:12 AM A Teacher’s Reflections wrote:

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  3. Thom Hickey says:

    Very well said.

    Regards Thom

  4. Opher says:

    May you all be safe!

  5. Thank you for the Irish blessing!

  6. frenchc1955 says:

    Jennie, thank you so much!

  7. Happy St Patrick’s Day, Jennie. Hope you had a good one.

  8. I always love this saying. I received a fantastic post on the real St. Patrick and some of the people who had contact with him in his lifetime, and the true things he did. It was well researched and very interesting. I think there is an age when these things can happen for us all, but I think when children are very young, it is good to let them believe in magic and in the fun things in life. Sometimes those all have their own symbolic meanings as we grow up that can help us with some larger issues, but children need to be children as long as they can. Thank you as always, Jennie and Charles too. That has always been one of my own personal favorites.

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