Beating the Heat

Who doesn’t want to jump in the pool with all their clothes on!

Be brave, live like a child.  I promise you it is wonderful.


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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67 Responses to Beating the Heat

  1. My immediate thought was it sure would be nice to jump in a pool free from the encumbrance of ANY clothing. (But not in someone else’s pool, of course.)

  2. beth says:

    so glad you did!!

  3. Mchat says:

    Ah…It is so exhilarating! And you do look so happy:)

  4. petespringerauthor says:

    We should all be kids for a few minutes each day. Show everyone we still know how to have fun, regardless of age.

  5. Ritu says:

    Never lose that joy, Jennie!

  6. Darlene says:

    You are amazing!! This is why you will be young forever. Sending love and hugs.

  7. beetleypete says:

    Great advice, Jennie! If I had a pool I might be sleeping in it. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  8. GP says:

    Jennie, you’re a hoot!! I wish we had more characters like you around!

  9. lisakunk says:

    I agree. After doing yard work recently I jumped right in the lake in capris and t shirt. So fun and refreshing. Play is therapeutic.

  10. srbottch says:

    It’ll be so hot in Boston today that you may want to clothes the pretend blinds and jump in ‘sun naturel’. I see Liz already hinted at that.

  11. I haven’t done that in ages, Jennie. But today, I am very tempted to end that streak!

  12. Never had the urge. Jumping in with nothing on is more my speed. 😁

  13. Jim Borden says:

    that pool looks quite tempting!

  14. I’m all in! For those of us without a pool handy, there’s always the hose with a spray nozzle to surprise and delight others…HA!

  15. Nice to be joyous and happy

  16. quiall says:

    Never lose your inner child.

  17. LOVE it…. 🙂 Such a Happy Picture Jennie ❤

  18. Kelly says:

    Just found your blog! Love this post. You are an inspiring lady

  19. bosssybabe says:

    hahaha you are brave! Hope it was a clear, hot day! 🙂 Looks fantastic!!!

  20. joszydon says:

    Loved doing that right from childhood, and still do till today, kudo’s

  21. When it’s going on with this heat in summer, i think i will also dig a pool in our yard. 😉 I once read that there is supposed to be a spring under our house. Let’s hope i will be able to stop the water then. Lol Best wishes, and enjoy swimming. The next winter is arriving for sure. xx Michael

  22. dgkaye says:

    Yay for you Jennie. Showing us how it’s done! 🙂 ❤

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  24. Thanks a lot, Jennie. To be childlike and also sometimes childly is such a fine feeling. Please take care. Health and happiness always 🌳 🌻 🍀

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