The Calm Before the Storm


Mother Nature is giving us a delightful and playful calm
before tomorrow’s storm.
Wispy clouds are dancing, like children.


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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47 Responses to The Calm Before the Storm

  1. This is a great poem, Jennie. Such a pretty picture it creates in my mind.

    • Jennie says:

      Thank you, Robbie. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Knowing the tropical storm that is headed our way, I couldn’t help but smile at what the sky was doing ahead of the storm.

  2. Ritu says:

    Stay safe, Jennie!
    I love cloud watching ☁️

  3. jenanita01 says:

    That is a perfect sky… almost dreamlike quality…

  4. Opher says:

    Nice Jennie. You put it in words.

  5. beetleypete says:

    Those clouds are teasing you. I hope you avoid the worst of the storm.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Jennie says:

      That’s exactly what they’re doing. It’s like giving your dog a treat before going to the vet. Still, it was a beauty. We’re slightly to the right of the storm, so we’ll get plenty of rain and wind. The yard will be thankful for the watering. Best to you, Pete.

  6. Dan Antion says:

    Yesterday was a beautiful day.

  7. Your photo perfectly captures the beauty of wispy clouds. We’re forecast to get strong winds and some rain late this afternoon.

  8. Storm’s a-coming. Stay safe, Jennie

  9. Lovely… Stay safe and well, Jennie!

  10. There’s a wonderful, and whimsical thought to go with those clouds!

  11. Elizabeth says:

    There certainly were some exquisite clouds before that storm blew in and through.

  12. Great foto! Like a painting. Honestly playing children sounding a little bit more. 😉 Best wishes, Michael

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