Look at our eyes.
The words I’m reading are terrific.
Landon is hearing every word.
I can’t say enough, and he can’t hear enough.
We’re locked on.
Reading aloud is powerful, in the best of ways.
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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Yes, it always is! 😀
there you are, working your magic!
That’s so nice! 😍
Love this!!! What a great way to start my day (reading this post and seeing this photo). Thank you, Jennie!!!
Thank you, Will. Glad it made your morning!
That picture tells so many nice stories. I hope you have a great week, Jennie. ❤️
Thank you, Dan!
A precious picture. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Darlene.
Yes, it is! And it never, ever gets old,
Yup my worst class ever would sit and listen to me read, with no problems, forever
It’s magic, isn’t it? 🙂
Beautiful photos and post.
I also believe that the peson reading is the one who is really creating the magic, with her skill, deication, and enthusiam. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
REading is simply marvelous, Jennie. A wonderful picture.
It is as close to magic as I can imagine. Thank you, Robbie.
This is a super photo, Jennie. You are locked on.
Beautiful picture Jennie!
A picture is worth a thousand words. Thank you, Kim.
Powerful and beautiful! ❤ xo
Thank you, Bette!
Can’t beat reading a story to a kid!
Yes, that’s as good as it gets!
Wonderful. Thanks for a smile on this day of dismal national news.
I’m so glad it made you smile!
The best feeling is when you have them in the palm of your hands.
I wonder who’s the most hypnotised by the experience
I think it’s mutual.
Thank you, Norah.
Looks like you are both really enjoying yourselves!
We are, Kate! 🙂
that’s exactly how learning should be 🙂
Jennie, this is wonderful!
I’m glad you liked it, Charles! Never underestimate the power and importance of books.
Marvelous Jennie. This gave me a huge smile. LOL, if you knew what kind of day I’ve had, then you’d realize what an accomplishment that was. ❤ Hugs on the wing.
I’m glad it came at the right time and helped you smile! Hugs to you, Teagan. 😍
A picture paints a thousand words…. Your heading Title spoke volumes Jennie… And shows just how much your story telling means.. ❤ 🙂
Thank you, Sue. 😍
Destimy has led me to your page…am grateful for his gracious act….
The image tells me tales of my childhood…the best years of my learning in life while my mom would read loud as your London hears….I leanrt unknowingly the best of my life without attempting to listen to even…..yes, it is the best when soul reads, bares the purity it bears and shares the light it carries and cares for the lamp to keep aflame through generations…
Wonderful poetic self…..and profoundly inspiring..