Valentines and Love

A gift, a symbol of love.
I received many today.

Gloria did, too.

In the words of John Lennon and Paul McCartney,
“All You Need is Love.”


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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60 Responses to Valentines and Love

  1. beetleypete says:

    How lovely that the children send cards to Gloria. She continues to inspire them in so many ways.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Ritu says:

    How lovely, Jennie! And well deserved! Of course, they love you!

  3. Sue Vincent says:

    That’s beautiful… and especially so for Gloria ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. quiall says:

    When children are exposed to love when they are very young it becomes a part of their life.

  5. Darlene says:

    Happy Valentines Day!! Iยดm not surprised that you got many Valentine’s cards and gifts, and Gloria too. So sweet.

  6. beth says:

    one of my favorite days, when they all send gifts of love to the others. (including us, luckily )

  7. Happy Valentine’s Day to you, the Aqua Roomers, and Gloria, too!!

  8. Aww, that’s so wonderful! Happy Valentine’s Day to you, Gloria, and your students! ๐Ÿฅฐโค

  9. srbottch says:

    Gloria looks younger in that great photo. Must be the hugs! Happy Valentineโ€™s Day, Jennie.

  10. Love this! Happy Valentines Day to you, Gloria, and your Munchkins!๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

  11. Sweet Gloria. Everyone loves her. She’s a very good teacher’s helper for providing a listening ear.

  12. Love Alone says:

    Reblogged this on Love and Love Alone.

  13. Happy Valentines to yourself and Gloria.

  14. Happy Valentine’s Day, Jennie.

  15. Perfectly LOVE-ly! ๐Ÿ’ž

  16. Valentine’s day always holds a special place in the early years of education. the kiddos are so excited and pleased to give and receive those little cards of happiness

  17. frenchc1955 says:

    Jennie, This is beautiful! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  18. frenchc1955 says:

    Reblogged this on charles french words reading and writing and commented:
    Here is a lovely post from Jennie, the excellent teacher!

  19. sjhigbee says:

    How lovely that in these difficult times these lucky, lucky children have you and Gloria, Jennie…

  20. Happy Valentine’s Day, Jennie!

  21. petespringerauthor says:

    Giving valentines out was one of the sweet traditions at school. It is a chance to include everybody and feel the spirit of friendship and community. I’m glad Gloria got her share too.

  22. Norah says:

    That’s beautiful, Jennie. Valentines from children are very special.

  23. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  24. Happy Valentine’s Day, Jennie. What a cute post. And naturally Gloria got some love too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. This really is a lovely Valentine’s day post, Jennie. I hope you are not being to badly impacted by the adverse weather.

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