Flowers and Children


Spring
Flowers are blooming.
Children are, too.
A blossom is a smile,
a warm hug,
the feeling of goodness,
a garden of children.

Jennie

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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88 Responses to Flowers and Children

  1. Ritu says:

    Beautiful! And be happier knowing how much you helped them;bloom!

  2. Good one, Jennie. Happy Spring

  3. thebenneys says:

    Wow this is inspiring, I really enjoyed this, and I do feel that you understand children. I have written about blooming with nature. Thank you, this has put a smile on my face and made me happy.

  4. Darlene says:

    Lovely, just lovely.

  5. Your Aqua Roomers are indeed a blooming garden of children.

  6. quiall says:

    That is a perfect description!

  7. Love this and so true. You are a good gardener of children. πŸ˜‰

    • Jennie says:

      I was never a gardener until I was 50. And now, it is a parallel with children. Lucky me. Kindergarten is German for garden of children, but you probably know that.

      • Yes, I knew that. I think I went to a day care for a little while in Germany. It may have been a kind of pre-school. I did Kindergarten here. I do know it was nothing like what we have here. You are still the best gardener of children I know. That’s a big and important job.

      • Jennie says:

        I wonder what the preschools in Germany are like now. Thank you, Marlene. Yes, it is a big and important job. You say the kindest things. 😊

  8. Mama Cass says:

    Gorgeous words paint an amazing picture.

  9. Dan Antion says:

    Very nice, Jennie.

  10. Delightful! ❀ xo

  11. beth says:

    a garden of children – perfect

  12. A garden of children. What could be lovelier?πŸ₯°

  13. jilldennison says:

    Simply lovely, my friend!

  14. So nice! A garden of children is a beautiful thing (as long as they all behave reasonably well).

  15. petespringerauthor says:

    I like the analogy of flowers and children blooming.

    • Jennie says:

      The word kindergarten is German. Kinder means children and garten means garden. So every spring when the flowers bloom, I always think of kindergarten, a garden of children.

  16. This is a delightful poem, Jennie. Children are just like flowers.

  17. beetleypete says:

    The fact that so many come back and see you long after they have left shows that you have not only helped them bloom, but nurtured their growth too. πŸ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete.

  18. CarolCooks2 says:

    A lovely poem, Jennie and I am certain of your hand in allowing your pupils to bloom and grow Hugs xx

  19. So sweet, Jennie. Spring is such a glorious time. I’m glad the children are blooming. ❀

  20. Norah says:

    A garden of children. Kindergarten. How lovely!

  21. Rainbow says:

    Wonderful simply beautiful

  22. Shivangi says:

    Beautiful πŸ‘πŸ‘

  23. Vivi says:

    “A garden of children ” That would be so beautiful!

  24. Beautiful surroundings and nature also πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŒΉβ˜˜οΈ

  25. Aww that’s wonderful ❀️

  26. Argh… Nothing nicer than a garden full of children’s laughter in play…. Loved your poem Jennie ❀

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  30. Lovely, and you are the gardener caring for them to bloom, Jennie! :-)) xx

  31. Filarance says:

    It is really awesome friend, Jennie😊😊

  32. Thotaramani says:

    May God Always keep you smiling and blessed.

  33. Lovely poem! Simple, sweet, and eloquent.

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