Halloween was over, and a thick fog settled in.
This was a fog never seen. Never.
The fog called me.
I wanted to run, be with the fog,
I am a child at heart.
I have the eyes to see, and the soul to feel.
That’s why I am a teacher.
I have been teaching preschool for over thirty 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 am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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There is something irresistibly appealing about fog. I, too, am drawn to it.
I’m so glad!
We’ve had so much fog lately—so much so that two of our children’s authors could not get here, even after two days.
It can be beautiful, but pea soup fog is dangerous. I read about the two authors. So sad!
You are awesome Jennie! You have such lucky students. I wish my twin grandsons could spend one day in your class.
Awww… thanks so much, Cindy. I wish they could, too! 🥰
That is why you are a teacher, indeed 💛
Yes! I knew you would understand. 🥰
that’s exactly why you are, Jennie! and I love the picture
Thank you, Beth. You feel the same way. 💕 That’s looking out onto my back yard.
nice! p.s. I took your recommendation and read Beatrice and loved, loved it!
I’m so glad!!
A fabulous photo – perfect for Halloween. At the same time it is very picturesque. Love your little poem – and that is why you are a fab teacher – because you are a child at heart. Happy Wednesday.
Thank you for your kind words! I’m glad you enjoyed this. 🥰
Jennie, some of our best fishing in the bay waters around the Cape was during early foggy mornings. The plug could be heard popping along the water’s surface. If we were lucky, the next sound was a striper whacking at the lure and the fight was on. The quiet foggy air added to the mysterious excitement. It still does.
Great story, Steve. I can see how the quiet foggy air added to the mystery, and still does.
This is why you’re a wonderful teacher.
That’s so nice, Dan. Thank you.
What a wonderful photo. There is a definite magic to fog. I too had an experience where I wanted to be swallowed by it. I was in Dartmoor, and had it not been for my friend, I may have never returned…
There is definitely magic to fog. I can understand why you wanted to be swallowed. I did, too. Did your friend rescue you, or stop you? Best to you, Alethea.
It was more of a calling back, I guess you could say 🙂💚
Thanks for letting me know. 🙂
I hope all is well.🤗
Very much so! 🙂
I love walking with Ollie in the fog. The mystery draws me in too!
Best wishes, Pete.
I’m so glad. It really has a mysterious element. Best to you, Pete.
If only other teachers were children at heart
Yes! I need to write a blog post about this… Thank you, Don.
A perfect explanation!
Thank you, Pam!
I love this!! Yes, run, swirl, skip, and be in the fog! This is what makes you a teacher…the best one too! 😀💗
I like Cindy wish my grandsons had you for their teacher.
Thank you so much, Deborah! Yes, I dearly wish I had your grandsons in my class, and Cindy’s too. 🥰
That looks like a fog we’d see here in the summer time, not at this time of year. In any case, I have always felt it takes a very special person to be a teacher, and I think wanting to run into that fog is certainly a desire a special person would have.🙂
We really don’t get fog in the summer. This one was a bonus and a mystery, and of course a calling. Thank you for your kind words, Bruce. 🥰
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Thank you, Charles!
I also like to walk in the rain and mist, Jennie.
It’s quite exciting!
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Thank you, Michael!
Beautiful! Now it’s clear you have a haunted house. I think some ghosts from the UK had to change to New England, for extented holidays. :-)) Best wishes, Michael
Haha! You make a good point! Thank you, Michael!
I am sure a lot of ghost would leave the UK for a longer session in New England, Jennie! 🙂 xx Michael
That may be true! 🙂
I have beautiful childhood memories attached to winter fog for which I’m super grateful. Great post ❤️
I’m so glad. Thank you!