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.
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.
Such a lovely idea. xx
Thank you, Joy!
The framing turned out beautifully. I like the texural quality the burlap provides, reminiscent of tree bark.
Thank you, Liz. When I saw the burlap, I knew it was the right background for trees.
You’re welcome, Jennie.
Aw, how lovely! 💜
Thank you, Ritu! 🥰
Perfect! As Liz mentioned, the burlap works so well. What a great keepsake.
Thank you, Darlene. Yes, the burlap is perfect.
What a gift, and it’s sure to be a treasured one soon! The tree is lovely in all seasons.
Thank you so much, Deborah!
Wishes are dreams that are heart makes.
Yes, they are!
I love it! Wishes transcend all seasons.
Yes, they do! Thank you, Ally.
Beautiful, Jennie. Thanks for sharing.
I’m glad you like it, John. Thank you.
Wonderful enduring memories, Jennie. I am sure the kids love to see those framed photos.
Best wishes, Pete.
They do, Pete. And now they’re preserved.
That’s so cool!
what a beautiful installation you’ve created!
Thank you, Beth. I’m glad you think so!
I’m so glad! 🥰
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.
That is a great idea!
Jennie, this is wonderful and beautiful!
Thank you, Charles!
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Here is a wonderful post by the excellent teacher, Jennie!
Thank you so much, Charles!
how wonderful to have those photos which will trigger such happy memories…
I think they will, Jim. Thank you!
This is beautiful!
Thank you, Dan!
I love this!