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.
You’re featured on the show?!?!
So exciting! Just read Jennie’s last post, Liz, to learn all about it!!!
That was you!! You look fabulous! I must see if I can find that episode online…
Thank you, Pam!
Great to see that trailer. Looking forward to the full interview.
Best wishes, Pete.
Watched it this morning on John Rieber’s Twitter feed. Fabulous! 🙂
Ah! That’s good news, Pete. Thanks!
This is so amazing!!
Well done !!!
Looking forward to seeing it!
You look great Jennie. I hope I can find the episode.
Did you have any luck? Thank you, John.
Just posted it!
Terrific. I was hoping you would do that. 😁
Congratulations! Though I am not usually inclined to watch TV, I must and will view this today. You are the guiding light for teachers and parents…grandparents too. “One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world.” Malala Yousafzai. Thank-you!
That is so nice, Ellen. Thank you!
That is outstanding, Jennie! The whole world should learn about you!!
So, so exciting, Jennie!
OMG as the older kids say. I have to find out how to see it.
Yes, an OMG for sure! Were you able to see it?
We watched and saved it on our DVR. You were as fabulous as I knew you’d be.
I’m so glad you saw it! It is strange to watch one’s self on TV. I think my passion came across. 🙂
Fantastic job, Jennie…and all that with no stage fright – amazing. Congrats on the Dollar General Donation. This was a delight watching ‘Genuine Jennie’ and Eamonn, too!
Thank you, Laura! I’m so glad you got to watch the show. Yes, it was genuine Jennie. Eamonn stopped by after the show with flowers! I now need to write a long thank you letter to Dollar General.
I just watched the episode (3pm here in Boston area). Hurrah for the wonderful surprises they spring on you!!! Go, Jennie!!!
Thank you, Will!!! It was great for me to see the show yesterday and remember all those moments.
nice sneak preview; and Ted Lasso is my favorie show on TV these days. I’m so jealous!
My teaching partner is totally jealous, too. 😀
You look wonderful, Jennie!
Thanks, Dan. I laughed with my sister about my chicken neck .😂
What a great episode and so glad you had a fun time – and you got a big happy surprise!
I can’t say enough wonderful things about the show and everyone there. Still in shock over the big surprise. Please email me the address to write a thank you to Alex. My sister in Nashville (Dollar Store headquarters) is getting me contact information for a thank you letter. People these days don’t say thank you enough. Best to you, John.
Just watched the episode segment featuring you. Thanks for the notice because I never would have known otherwise. I loved the no makeup makeup he did for you. You looked great and not at all covered in glop as I was afraid would happen. Your joy was contagious and very genuine. How fun that the West Virginia folks got another big gift of money. I had no idea about Dollar General and will quit being obnoxious about them as I see they return money to the communities they serve.
I’m so glad you were able to see the show! You can tell I’m passionate about reading aloud and books for children. Joy is such a lovely word. Yes, what a surprise that Dollar General is incredibly generous. Best to you, Elizabeth.
Thanks. And thanks for letting people around the world know how to access the show tape.
You’re welcome, Elizabeth.
Wow! Can’t wait for more… ❤ xo
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Thats amazing! Congratulations, Jennie! I am waiting for the full interview! xx Michael
Thanks so much, Michael!
Congratulations, Jennie so well deserved heading over to Johns twitter feed to catch up Hugs xx
What a fantastic show, Jennie. Kelly seems like an amazing person and the monetary gifts and donations were incredible. Well done on sharing the word about Reading out Loud.
Thank you, Robbie. Kelly is genuine and so much fun. I’m glad you enjoyed the show! I’m still in sticker shock at the generous donation.