Author Archives: Jennie

About Jennie

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.

All We Need is Love

A big hug fills us up and fixes everything.  Love conquers all. All we need is love. Jennie

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Benefits of Reading: Revisited

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(https://pixabay.com) I believe this topic to be important, so I wish to revisit it again. I have previously written about the happiness of reading, a pleasure I hope everyone, or at…

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Ani’s Advent Calendar 2018! Accidents, Jennie Fitzkee and Rex the labrador

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
Mentioning the turkey epsode was a bad idea. It brought back all the memories of my little ‘accidents’ over the years. I pleade ignorance… I was young. How was I to know…

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Music Saves the Day

Today was a zigger-zagger day.  Oh, boy.  Children were excited, wiggly, having a hard time attending.  There were tears, and sharing toys wasn’t an easy thing to do.  Some days are just like that. I knew exactly what to do. … Continue reading

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The Guest Reader – Age 6

Aaryan has been asking me for days to come into the classroom and be a guest reader.  “Jennie, I have the book in my backpack.  It’s the fish book.  They’re red and blue.  When can I come in and read?” … Continue reading

Posted in books, children's books, Early Education, Expressing words and feelings, Giving thanks, joy, picture books, reading aloud, reading aloud, Student alumni, young children | Tagged , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

More Quotations on Reading

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(https://en.wikipedia.org) “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”                                                                                 Dr. Seuss ? (https://pixabay.com) “You don’t have to…

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar – 50th Anniversary

Fifty years.  That’s a very long time.  For a book to still be alive, vibrant, and read all over the world – fifty years later – is astounding.  The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, books, children's books, Early Education, Eric Carle, history, picture books, preschool, reading aloud, reading aloud, The Arts | Tagged , , , , , | 38 Comments