Children and teachers discovered smiles in the snow overhanging the roof. No one knows who made it. We were the first to play on the playground and delight in the deep new snow. Thank you to the mystery artist and giver of smiles.
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.
It is the little smiles in life that make it so worthwhile.
I love your words, Pam! You are so right. This was such a delightful surprise to discover.
You’re welcome, Pam.
How cool! The kids must have loved it!
They were thrilled! And then there still lurks the mystery of who did it. We were the first ones out onto the playground.
Um, cleaning staff, maintenance, snow removal people?? or perhaps a friendly ghost.
I’d like to think a friendly ghost. 🙂
Isn’t that fun!!
how fun is that? love a good snow smile! enjoy playing in the snow
What a lovely surprise ☺
LOL! That’s delightful! 🥰
It was! 😍
So so cute!
Thanks Beth. What a fun surprise!
Well done to whoever did that, Jennie. A treat for the kids. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
It’s still a mystery, but a delight for the children. Best to you, Pete.
So Cute. Thanks for sharing, Jennie.
You’re welcome, John. Glad the smile made you smile.
What fun, Jennie.
Thank you, Robbie. The unexpected made it even more fun.
That would be an exciting discovery for the kids to make.
It was, Anneli. Thank you!
How cute. I’m sure your kids loved it. ⛄
They really did. By the end of the day the bottom was falling off in small pieces, making it look like the smiles had lost their teeth! 🙂
That was cute! 🙂
Aww! What a welcome sight!
It was! 🥰
Delightful! 🙂 xo
Thank you, Bette. 🥰
What a fun thing to come out to! ☃️
It really was, Jill! 😀
I like somebody’s sense of humor. I can picture the kids’ reactions when they saw these smiles.
Yes! They were so excited. Now, if only we knew who the ‘artist’ was…
Jennie, thank you so much for these needed smiles!
They were a welcome surprise! I’m glad you smiled, too. 🙂
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Here is a lovely post from Jennie, the extraordinary teacher.
Thank you, Charles!
Such a lovely morning greeting 😊
I felt the same way at school.🙂
I’m thinking a wandering band of snowmen…and snowwomen…and snowkids…
I love it! 😍
That was a very nice thing to do. Whoever did it has a good heart.
I think so too!
A wonderful thing to do…xxx
The maker still remains a mystery. It was wonderful!
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Smiling is always a good option!😃