Things Happen in Threes

Things certainly do happen in threes.  This week:

1)   The mask mandate at school was lifted.

2)  Gloria will now be allowed to go home with children for weekend visits.  Her last visit was two years ago.  This is her journal entry.

3)  Every year since her girls were in my preschool class (they’re now in their 30’s), The Sticky Bun Lady delivered home made sticky buns and peanut butter balls to our house on Christmas Eve.  Our delivery finally arrived!


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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56 Responses to Things Happen in Threes

  1. Darlene says:

    Three good things!! How wonderful.

  2. Ritu says:

    Three great things, Jennie 💜

  3. Don Ostertag says:

    Hooray for Gloria, sticky buns, and seeing faces again. I just never thought I would see the day when you could not go into a bank unless you wore a mask.

  4. CarolCooks2 says:

    Wow, Jennie all those treats in one day what a special day it was 🙂 x

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    Normalcy feels pretty good about right now. One of my favorite aspects of what you do with Gloria is to send a journal along with her.

    • Jennie says:

      Normalcy is coming in baby steps, yet it feels like giant steps. Hooray! I am so excited that Gloria can once again have weekend visits. Her journal is a treasure. Thanks so much, Pete.

  6. Let’s hear it for good things happening in threes! I’ll bet Gloria will be very get to get out of the classroom for a change of scene.

  7. beetleypete says:

    My wife always says that everything comes in threes, good or bad.
    I am sure they will be fighting over who takes Gloria home.
    But meanwhile, I now want a sticky bun! (Not peanut butter anything though. 🙂 )
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Jennie says:

      Julie is right! Yes, it is going to be a big Gloria fight. I’m trying to figure out a way to prevent an onslaught. Those sticky buns were so good!! Best to you, Pete.

  8. Lucky number three. Thanks for sharing. Man, those sticky buns sound good.

  9. beth says:

    yay, yay, yay!!! and I do believe things happen in 3’s too!

  10. bosssybabe says:

    My favourite number is 3! 🙂 Also, I can’t see the pic of Gloria’s journal entry! :/

  11. Wow…lots to celebrate, Jennie!

  12. srbottch says:

    I believe in the 3 thing, too, especially if it involves ‘sticky buns’. I’m heading to Wegmans and will make a beeline for pastries. Yours look delicious.

  13. That was the best Three Things I’ve read about in a long time!! 😀😀

  14. K.L. Hale says:

    A trifecta of tremendous!! Yay, Jennie! 💛♥️👏🏻

  15. While those 3s are cool, I’m impressed with the sticky bun lady in that she saw an open door and continues her tradition way past its traditional time frame. Oh and I’m sure those sticky buns were fresh & gooey!

  16. So wonderful . Hip hip hurrah !!!×3

  17. Dan Antion says:

    All wonderful moves!

  18. Jim Borden says:

    what a wonderful week! I haven’t had a sticky bun in years, but now you make me want to have one! By the way, the image of Gloria and her journal do not show up for me…

  19. Ally Bean says:

    Three great things! I like how you think, and appreciate, the good things in life. I haven’t had a sticky bun in years, come to think of it. Suddenly I NEED one.

  20. Yeah, Jennie. A sense of normalcy returns. 🙂 Great three things!

  21. That sounds great. Now, Gloria also can have some fun. xx Michael

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