First Snow

The sun is setting on the new fallen snow

Large pines rest their snow laden boughs,
ready for a winter’s night.

Night falls
and the young trees gleam,
wearing snow like children
who were sledding and playing outside today.
First snow.  No school.  Beautiful trees.  Happy children.


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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63 Responses to First Snow

  1. Better you than me, Jennie

  2. The snow is fun for dogs, too. Mr. Johnson went wild with rolling in the new-fallen snow today.

  3. bosssybabe says:

    beautiful words – lovely picture 🙂

  4. we use snow to keep our beer cold.

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    Sounds like a great day all around.

  6. Ritu says:

    This looks so beautiful!

  7. Amazing, it looks like wonderful, in your region, Jennie! I am sure the children will have a lot of fun. Have a nice weekend! xx Michael

  8. It looks amazing, Jennie. love snow because I was born in deep winter, in January. On my birthday there was sledging or skiing, igloos were built and snowmen were made. And sometimes there were even snowdrops outside. I love winter!
    Jennie, I wish you all the best!
    Rosie from Germany

  9. Your image of ‘trees wearing snow like children’ warms my soul.

  10. beetleypete says:

    It looks lovely, and your words suit it so well.
    (But I don’t want any. 🙂 )
    Best wishes, Pete.

  11. I remember those days, in PA. My daughter didn’t go to work yesterday because of snow. Lovely, Jennie.

  12. Jennifer @ Journaling with Coffee says:

    Enjoyable read. Beautiful pics!

  13. Jim Borden says:

    beautiful words to go with the photos. Glad the children got a snow day, and not a Zoom day…

  14. Norah says:

    Beautiful, Jennie.

  15. Elizabeth says:

    My dear friend who teaches(guides I guess) Montessori toddlers told me of a black and white picture book of “Stopping By Woods On a Snowy Evening” with splashes of color. Later I looked out the window here and spotted one male cardinal, bright red amid the inches of white snow. Too lovely.

  16. HI Jennie, this is a terrific poem and I love the pictures of snow. I don’t like experiencing snow, as my blood is thin and acclimatized to heat, but I love looking at it.

  17. It’s like a hush falls over the world when it snows. I always love the snow. There is no experience to compare with it. Just beautiful, Jennie.

  18. dgkaye says:

    First snow is always anticipated and beautiful. After awhile, it’s enough, lol ❤

  19. I hope I could be there….😥

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