Today’s Quote

I will never forget, but will my students never forget? Have my teachings of Memorial Day through songs, books, and the American flag been remembered? Have they passed down a sense of patriotism? Roshan remembers. He told me so. “I remember learning about the American flag and singing patriotic songs in the Aqua Room and the activities on patriotic holidays.” His Eagle Scout project is interviewing veterans for the Library of Congress archives. Thank you Theresa for this post.

Soul Gatherings

Freedom isn’t free.
We remember.

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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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28 Responses to Today’s Quote

  1. willedare says:

    Yes. I have been listening to radio programs and watching TV shows which underscore how freedom is NOT free. So many people have lost their lives, so many ecosystems have been damaged in order for less autocratic forms of government to continue to exist. How encouraging to know that lessons learned in the Aqua Room are continuing to ripple in Roshan’s life!

    • Jennie says:

      A rousing hear, hear, Will. And a big thank you. Yes, it’s good to know that the ripple effect is working. I’m so proud of Roshan. He’s headed to Yale in the fall. He’s as kind as he is smart.

  2. This is marvelous, Jennie. I’m happy you shared with us. Hugs on the wing!

  3. beetleypete says:

    A powerful quote, so appropriate for your remembrance today.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. Ritu says:


  5. How exciting that Roshan is a part of the Library of Congress veterans’ oral history project!

  6. Norah says:

    Great quote, Jennie. Freedom comes at too high a price for many.

  7. frenchc1955 says:

    Jennie, thank you so much!

  8. I also love the powerful quote, and hope you all had a wonderful remembrance day. Its so important, just in a time of so many deniers. xx Michael

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