A Christmas Tradition – The Sticky Bun Lady

For thirty-something years, the sticky bun lady has delivered her treats to my house.  It started when her girls were preschoolers in my class.  Every Christmas Eve she would arrive, much like Santa.  She never missed a year.

I was sure this year would be different, but it wasn’t.  Another delivery.  The tradition has not been broken.

We started to get together on Christmas Eve, but of course we could not this year.  Instead we met on Zoom.  It was wonderful.  The tradition lives on.  We caught up and we reminisced.  They fondly remember paper bag owls from my classroom many years ago, and much more.

Thank you Sticky Bun Lady!  You made my Christmas Merry.


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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50 Responses to A Christmas Tradition – The Sticky Bun Lady

  1. Ritu says:

    How lovely to continue the tradition 🎄🎄🎄

  2. Goff James says:

    How lovely. Nadolig Llawen (Merry Christmas)

  3. quiall says:

    What a lovely tradition!

  4. I remember this! We are adaptable humans are we not? 🙂 Merry Christmas, Jennie

  5. Oh, she came, she came!
    What a delight for all you guys (love the ZOOM pix)

  6. Oh yum! You wouldn’t want to lose that tradition!

  7. Darlene says:

    I love that it still happened. Enjoy your Christmas!

  8. Don Ostertag says:

    Now I am hungry.
    Thank you, Jennie. May you and yours have a Blessed and Happy Holiday Season. Stay Safe

  9. GP Cox says:

    I love hearing traditions!!

  10. Ren says:

    Such a wonderful Christmas for you all! Very happy for you!!

  11. Lovely tradition. Merry Christmas to you all.

  12. petespringerauthor says:

    Happy holidays in a year when we kept our old traditions or started new traditions.

  13. beetleypete says:

    Nothing like a sticky bun to round off a great Christmas. Happy to see it was able to continue.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  14. How wonderful that this tradition has continued, even in these difficult times. 🙂 I hope you had a lovely Christmas.

  15. frenchc1955 says:

    Jennie, thank you for sharing this wonderful tradition!

  16. Congratulations, Jennie! Bewaring the tradition is wonderful! I hope you all had a great celebration of the festive days. Honestly, i think very soon we will need help from you, establishing online teaching like you doing so wonderful. Here not only server breaking down, also our teachers doing.;-) Michael

  17. I am really glad you were able to keep this tradition going this year, Jennie. The sticky buns look delicious.

  18. Blessed and blessings… ❤

  19. Luanne says:

    You must be the most amazing teacher, Jennie! What a lovely tradition.

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