Pandemic Parodies

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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45 Responses to Pandemic Parodies

  1. Ritu says:

    I watched this last week, laughing my head off!!

  2. Opher says:

    Incredible the way people do this!!

  3. Oh just what the Doctor (teacher) ordered!
    Thanks, Jennie and “Hook”.

  4. beetleypete says:

    I prefer that to the original. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  5. Thanks for reblogging this Jennie. We all need things to make us laugh right now.😁

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  7. swamiyesudas says:

    So, Jennie, You have done it again: A great post, with great teaching, presented in a Most beautiful way.

    Not finding Your reblog button, have shared by c and v, in: https://lovehappinessandpeace.wordpress.com/2020/04/06/marvellous-do-watch-this-everyone/

    Kudos, Love and Regards.

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Too perfect. I am so grateful for all the creative people who are sharing with us. Such a counterweight to the profiteers.

    • Jennie says:

      I am truly impressed with the creativity of people, especially when it has such a great purpose – to make us smile in this pandemic. Profiteers, wake up and smell the good, not the money.

  9. Perfect! 🙂 Thanks for sharing. xo

  10. Someone was really bored to do all that. Very funny though. One of my neighbors who is watching the grandchildren for their nurse mother said she broke down and cried last night. She was exhausted from the children’s energy. She had them riding bikes in front of the house while she gardened to burn some off. This is so hard on kids with abundant energy and no where to burn it off.

    • Jennie says:

      It is funny, and so “me” as a teacher. The creativity is remarkable, and the good it does for all of us is wonderful. My heart goes out to your grandmother neighbor. Yes, it is very hard. Children have so much energy that needs to be burned off. Does she have a computer? I recommend Laurie Berkner videos for her grandchildren, if they’re young. They’re all about moving and singing. My class loves it! What about a dance party? Seriously. If she plays the music she loved to dance to as a teenager, they will, too. And, what a great way to connect with their grandmother. I dearly wish my grandmother had a dance party with me so I could have known her music.

      • Thanks for the info, Jennie. If I see her out this afternoon on my second walk, I’ll tell her about the dance parties. She’s been laid off from the restaurant she worked at part time and is quite fit but full time care for 7 and 5 year old is a big deal. Their part of the street is much busier than mine. I’m almost at a dead end. They should come down here and ride. My daughter is frantic to keep me as far away from people as possible since I stop and talk to everyone with a good distance between us. Kids don’t understand distance. Sigh. Let this end soon.

      • Jennie says:

        Full time care for young children is really hard, whether you’re fit or unfit. And if she lives on a busy street, it’s even harder. Anything to get kids moving is a good thing. I wish she could bring them up to your street and ride. If they’re outside and everyone keeps a distance, it should be okay. Kids understand far more than we give them credit for. Yes, let this end soon.

  11. Norah says:

    I love this one, Jennie. 🙂

    • Jennie says:

      Thanks so much, Norah. I knew you would. It’s the teacher in us. 🙂

      • Norah says:

        I guess it is. I hadn’t thought about that. There are some excellent parodies out there. People are so clever.

      • Jennie says:

        Yes, there are. We need those to make us smile. Nest to you, Norah. 🙂

      • Norah says:

        We do. Smiles are, hopefully, more contagious than the virus. I do notice, when I’m out for my weekly shop, that everyone seems so serious. It’s difficult keeping that distance. I always try to smile at the people I pass. Many just look away though. It’s sad we don’t feel comfortable keeping our distance. It’s like being suspicious of everyone, as if everyone’s a threat. 😦

      • Jennie says:

        I had to do my weekly trip to the grocery store yesterday and I noticed exactly the same thing. People were way too serious, uncomfortable being out in masks and looking away. Everyone was skitterish. It was awful. No smiles, just worries. I will be glad to give out smiles to everyone when this is over.

      • Norah says:

        We all need lots of smiles. We’re not into the face masks here yet. I hope we don’t have to go that way. Take care. 🙂

      • Jennie says:

        Yes, we need those smiles. I hope you don’t have to do face masks. It is the #1 thing here. Best to you, Norah. 🙂

      • Norah says:

        No face masks here yet, Jennie. I don’t think I’d like having to wear one. Best wishes to you too, Jennie.

  12. Thank you, Jennie! Its a good one, a really goo one. Laughter is the best medicine, to overcome this time.

  13. srbottch says:

    Some folks are so creative.

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