Moments #1

Never take for granted the little moments.

Look up.  See what is right there.  It won’t last, but the moment is there.  Now.
Nature in all her beauty and color is a living art show, waiting to be seen.

Look down.  Julia has paid a visit.

Be there, in the present.  Children may need your arms.
They trust you and love you.

Yes, moments.
Ah, there are more, with a deeper meaning.
#2 says it all.  Stay tuned.


About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty-five 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 was a live guest on the Kelly Clarkson Show. I am highlighted in the seventh edition of Jim Trelease's million-copy bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital, and the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
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66 Responses to Moments #1

  1. one moment at a time. when we slow down and realize this life seems better

  2. beth says:

    the moments are everything

  3. Dan Antion says:

    There’s always something to see.

  4. Yay! Juliet is still around! What a lovely poolside sanctuary you have shown us, too!

  5. Those are some lovely moments. It looks so peaceful by your pool.

  6. I’m still waiting for you to kiss that frog. That will be moment #2, right? When he (Juliet?) turns into a prince (Julien).

  7. Someone put a lot of love into that pool area.

  8. srbottch says:

    So true. Everyday something happens to reminds us of doing just that. Have a wonderful day, Jennie.

  9. beetleypete says:

    You pool is so impressive, and I love the ‘floating in the air’ fish. Nice to see that Julia came back to hang out with you too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Jennie says:

      Thanks, Pete. We call it our vacation home. The fish floating in the air- one is a windsock, and two are suspended by wires in a small pole. Julia let me stroke her back with my finger.

  10. quiall says:

    Moments are the reason we count the minutes.

  11. Super post, Jennie. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Elizabeth says:

    It’s all in the moments isn’t it? On a different note are you being overrun with rabbits? We seem to be as do all of our friends.

  13. Over the years, I’ve learned never to take the little moments for granted.

  14. petespringerauthor says:

    If Covid has taught us anything, it is to appreciate the small moments of life.

  15. Wonderful video and post, Jennie. Thank you for sharing.

  16. Norah says:

    Beautiful. Joy in every moment.

  17. Wow! You have created a wonderful property, in an wonderful environment. Well deserved, and honestly it looks like from a fairy tale. 😉 Psst: You should give Ritu the blueprints for the swimming pool. She has a bigger yard now, and now during the holidays it would be time to dig a swimming pool. Lol xx Michael

  18. BookWorm says:

    So true, these little moments stay with us forever. Amazing blog!

  19. Very inspiring and beautiful lines 👌🌷truth of life 🙏😊

  20. Every moment counts and I can see you can have many of them there. How nice of Julia to visit. Such a beautiful pool area with all the fish, etc.

  21. Thank you for this moment to take a pause from the hustle and bustle and teacher prep. Also, say hello to Julia for me. 😁

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