Picture Perfect

Seeing your favorite robot on the TV show ’60 Minutes’.
“It’s Atlas!”

A picture is worth a thousand words.
Thank you Boston Dynamics!
You make building robots cool.
Even to my preschoolers.


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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48 Responses to Picture Perfect

  1. Norah says:

    How awesome. Who knows what effect this experience will have on the future ambitions and lives of these children.

  2. I do believe our little fella is dancing!

  3. quiall says:

    I watched the show and it was fascinating. A sign of our future?

  4. The next scientist for this branch is on the way! 🙂 Fantastic! Michael

  5. Ritu says:

    Fabulous, Jennie!

  6. Dan Antion says:

    This has been great for these kids, Jennie. You connect the dots like a magician.

    • Jennie says:

      Thank you so much, Dan. Only a few dots left to connect; I have a gigantic decorated thank you letter to send to the engineers. After watching 60 Minutes on Sunday and meeting the owner (please invite him to the bar) I absolutely have to write him a personal letter, including this photo. On a side note, he’s 6 month older than me, so I know he must have picked the song. 😀

  7. That’s fantastic! 🥰

  8. beetleypete says:

    He will grow up in a very different world to the one we have known. Lovely.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Jennie says:

      Yes, he will. Thank you, Pete. My next step is to personally write the owner (he was featured on 60 Minutes) and send the big thank you note the children wrote to the engineers.

  9. GP says:

    That was the best episode of 60 Minutes I’ve seen in a long time!!

  10. petespringerauthor says:

    I watched it—what a priceless photo. Kudos to Boston Dynamics for reaching back out to your class. Lots of companies wouldn’t have bothered. I wonder how many kids got to watch 60 Minutes, or were you able to record it for them?

    • Jennie says:

      Thanks, Pete. 9 out of 14 watched. We wrote and decorated one of the best thank you notes to the engineers. I will email you a photo (I think it would be an overkill to put it on my blog.) I did not record it for them, but thought the parents who watched could do that.

      Didn’t you love the 60 Minutes owner? I’m convinced he must have picked the song. 🙂 Anyone who names their robots is pretty cool. So, I will write to him and tell him all that has happened, and shout out about his wonderful engineers. I’ll include a photo of the boy and of the thank you note.

  11. Technology can be so much fun!

  12. This sounds like a very interesting show, Jennie.

    • Jennie says:

      60 Minutes features stories on people or companies every week. It was timely that they happened to feature Boston Dynamics a few days after our Zoom. I love my little preschooler seeing the same robot that we watch every day, on the big screen TV show.

  13. Kally says:

    Your photos speaks more than a thousand words.

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