Flowers are blooming.
Children are, too.
A blossom is a smile,
a warm hug,
the feeling of goodness,
a garden of children.
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.
Beautiful! And be happier knowing how much you helped them;bloom!
Thank you, Ritu. We both are lucky to have a hand in helping children bloom.
Good one, Jennie. Happy Spring
Thank you, John. Happy spring to you, too.
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.
Thank you so much!
Lovely, just lovely.
Thank you, Darlene. 🙂
Your Aqua Roomers are indeed a blooming garden of children.
I often think that, too. Thank you, Liz.
You’re welcome, Jennie.
That is a perfect description!
Thank you, Don.
Love this and so true. You are a good gardener of children. 😉
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.
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. 😊
Gorgeous words paint an amazing picture.
Very nice, Jennie.
I’m glad you liked it, Dan.
Delightful! ❤ xo
Thank you, Bette. 🥰
a garden of children – perfect
A garden of children. What could be lovelier?🥰
Simply lovely, my friend!
Thank you! 😊
So nice! A garden of children is a beautiful thing (as long as they all behave reasonably well).
I like the analogy of flowers and children blooming.
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.
This is a delightful poem, Jennie. Children are just like flowers.
They are, Robbie. Thank you!
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. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
Thank you, Pete. Making a difference can be in ways that are both big and small.
A lovely poem, Jennie and I am certain of your hand in allowing your pupils to bloom and grow Hugs xx
Thank you, Carol. 🥰
So sweet, Jennie. Spring is such a glorious time. I’m glad the children are blooming. ❤
Many thanks, Diana! 🥰
A garden of children. Kindergarten. How lovely!
Aw, you beat me to it! Kindergarten!!
That’s lovely, Jennie!
Thank you, Deborah!
Wonderful simply beautiful
My pleasure 😊😊
“A garden of children ” That would be so beautiful!
Beautiful surroundings and nature also 👍🏼🌹☘️
Aww that’s wonderful ❤️
Argh… Nothing nicer than a garden full of children’s laughter in play…. Loved your poem Jennie ❤
Yes, nothing nicer. 🙂 Glad you liked the poem. 🥰
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Lovely, and you are the gardener caring for them to bloom, Jennie! :-)) xx
That’s so nice, Michael. Thank you!
You too, Jennie! 🙂
It is really awesome friend, Jennie😊😊
You are welcome
May God Always keep you smiling and blessed.
Lovely poem! Simple, sweet, and eloquent.