I love this cartoon.
A child sees the sign in the library
“Read To Them! They’ll Remember Forever.”
She joins story time at the library.
The librarian is reading, “Stories For Children.”
The child then reads aloud to her stuffed animals,
My favorite T-shirt,
“When we read aloud to kids, we change their world.”
I finished reading aloud the first chapter book of the year,
A parent shared this video of their child ‘chapter reading’,
something he does every night.
The scene is Wilbur who is desperate.
He needs to convince Templeton to get Charlotte’s egg sac,
in order to save her 514 babies. If you listen carefully,
you can hear him projecting Wilbur’s emotions.
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.
Love love this!
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You are unbelievable entertaining, and of a very positive mind, Jennie! Thanks also for this, and you encouragement to other teachers. Best wishes, Michael
Thank you so much, Michael!!
Very beautiful poem and inspiring your loud teaching 👌🌷🙏 grace wishes 👏
So welcome 🙏🏼🌹
Oh, it’s no use, no use, no use!!
I love how your posts remind me of what books meant to me when I was little.
I’m so glad you could understand what he was saying. To think that he replicated this at home… that’s why I teach. Thank you, Liz.
You’re welcome, Jennie. “It’s no use” were the only words of his I did understand. He emoted very well.
I know… understanding three-year-old lingo isn’t easy. In the beginning, he leans over to tell Templeton the rat to get the egg sac. There is the flurry of conversation back and forth with Wilbur and Templeton, and then the ‘it’s no use’. Pretty remarkable!
I remember my daughter had speech delays at that age, and no one could understand her but me.
You’re amazing Jennie! 🙂
You are ever kind, FR. Thank you!
That video is precious. “It´s no use, no use… A great example of how reading increases vocabulary and awareness.
You can imagine how I felt when I saw the video! It screams the importance of reading aloud. Thank you, Darlene. 😀
That’s amazing!!! I love how he’s turning the pages as he’s “reading” the story, and oh my, how animated and emotional he gets is wonderful!!
You’re knocking it outta the park again this year with your class Jennie!! 🥰
Fabulous stuff. The boy has real perception.
Best wishes, Pete.
He really does, Pete. Pretty remarkable for a young child to act out what he heard, and to ‘play’ chapter reading.
Curiosity is the most important thing to instil in a child. And how better to do it than through book.
Thank you, John.
I love your student’s animated voices. I wonder where he gets those from? “It’s no use. Never never, never! No, no, no! It’s no use!”
Gee, I guess I know where he gets that voice. 🙂 I also loved the beginning how he whispered to Templeton, just like Wilbur did.
Reading this makes my heart happy at the possibility of future generations having a leg up in the world. You do work at a level I don’t think you even realize how deep and far it will go. The T-shirt is awesome I think I remember the cartoons and the little guy reading warms the soul. Thank you for sharing.
Reading your comments makes my heart happy, too! The T-shirt is from Read Aloud West Virginia, which makes me love it all the more. Yes, the cartoon and the little guy ‘chapter reading’ absolutely fills my heart. I’m so glad you feel the same way, Marlene.
He is hilarious as he repeats with great feeling “it’s no use.”
Yes! He was expressing Wilbur’s frustration with Templeton. Three years old… absolutely amazing to carry over what he heard at my chapter reading to home.
I forgot that it was a line from the book.
Hi Jennie, another wonderful post. That little boy is just to cute and his expressions is delightful.
I’m so glad you enjoyed him. It’s remarkable that a three-year-old can replicate what he remembers in chapter reading. Thank you, Robbie.
Love the positive energy ❤️
Too cute. ❤
He was adorable!
Your dedication to children and their education is so vibrant and touching, Jennie 🙂 we need more teachers like you ♥️
I love the family circus 😊 I made a compilation poster of their comics and it hangs in my downstairs washroom 😎
Wouldn’t you love to meet the writer of Family Circus? Thanks so much, Jen.
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