Four Seasons of the Wishtree – Photos Framed

At last, photos of our Wishtree in every season are framed and gifted to school.
Spring was the beginning.  The wishes are bright and new against a bare tree.
Summer’s deep foliage cannot hide the wishes.
Fall’s colors are beautiful, yet the wishes stand tall.
Winter’s snow and bare branches let the wishes blow.

Wishes are dreams.
Photos are the memories.


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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39 Responses to Four Seasons of the Wishtree – Photos Framed

  1. joylennick says:

    Such a lovely idea. xx

  2. The framing turned out beautifully. I like the texural quality the burlap provides, reminiscent of tree bark.

  3. Ritu says:

    Aw, how lovely! 💜

  4. Darlene says:

    Perfect! As Liz mentioned, the burlap works so well. What a great keepsake.

  5. What a gift, and it’s sure to be a treasured one soon! The tree is lovely in all seasons.

  6. quiall says:

    Wishes are dreams that are heart makes.

  7. Ally Bean says:

    I love it! Wishes transcend all seasons.

  8. Beautiful, Jennie. Thanks for sharing.

  9. beetleypete says:

    Wonderful enduring memories, Jennie. I am sure the kids love to see those framed photos.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  10. beth says:

    what a beautiful installation you’ve created!

  11. petespringerauthor says:

    Wonderful idea! If I were still teaching 6th grade, I would try and get four images of the kids at different stages of their lives.

  12. frenchc1955 says:

    Jennie, this is wonderful and beautiful!

  13. frenchc1955 says:

    Reblogged this on charles french words reading and writing and commented:
    Here is a wonderful post by the excellent teacher, Jennie!

  14. Jim Borden says:

    how wonderful to have those photos which will trigger such happy memories…

  15. Dan Antion says:

    This is beautiful!

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