Earth Day – “What a Wonderful World”

Earth Day is the day to give back to our earth, our world.

When we take care of our earth, the earth takes care of us,

and we have a wonderful world.

“What a Wonderful World”

I read the book and sing the song Louis Armstrong made famous.


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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36 Responses to Earth Day – “What a Wonderful World”

  1. beetleypete says:

    Beuatifully done, Jennie. You brought a lump to my throat today! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Norah says:

    Thank you, Jennie. That brought tears to my eyes. It’s one of my favourite all-time songs. Your children would have loved it and it’s such a great choice for Earth Day.

    • Jennie says:

      This is one of my favorite songs, Norah. It took me a few takes to sing it without choking up. I knew right away it was the perfect song for Earth Day. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. 😍

  3. beth says:

    thank you for this on earth day, jen

  4. I can’t listen to that song without crying, so the screen is a bit blurry now. What a gift your video gives to the Aqua Roomers.

  5. Ritu says:

    So so lovely, Jennie!

  6. Darlene says:

    Bravo!! I am clapping right now. I will be sharing this. Love you too, Jennie.

  7. So lovely! What a wonderful world is my favourite song EVER!

  8. quiall says:

    It truly is. Well done my friend.

  9. The song will help kids remember the story! I loved how you sang it to the kids. Happy Earth Day, Jennie.

  10. Elizabeth says:

    At a dear friend’s father’s funeral service this song was played. A little unconventional, but so was he. I will always remember hearing it for the first time in that context. Thanks for the reminder.

    • Jennie says:

      Thank you for telling me this story, Elizabeth. This is the song I have asked to be played at my funeral, too. I hope someone who is there will hear it for the first time and feel moved. That would be wonderful. 🙂

  11. petespringerauthor says:

    As many times as I’ve heard Louis Armstrong sing those words, they always bring tears to my eyes. What a great way to recognize Earth Day!

    • Jennie says:

      I could listen to this song multiple times a day, and get choked up every time. Thank you so much, Pete. I thought it was a great way to recognize Earth Day, too. 🙂

  12. Love it and sharing… HAPPY EARTH DAY! ❤ xo

  13. Love this! Nicely done and so great to see you safe and healthy.

  14. Beautiful, Jennie. I hope you are keeping safe and well. I have been listening to your readings of Little house on the prairie. Such a wonderful book.

  15. Jim Borden says:

    what a perfect book for Earth Day! well done!

  16. Dan Antion says:

    I don’t know about your students, but that made me feel good, Jennie.

  17. dgkaye says:

    Good I had a Kleenex nearby Jennie. Brava you. This song always reminds me of my Dad when I hear it. You clinched it girl! ❤

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