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.

Smorgasbord – Posts from Your Archives – “Art, Music and Technology by Jennie Fitzkee

Originally posted on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life:
I recently invited you to share some of your posts from your archives. It is a way of giving your earlier or favourite posts a chance to be read…

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A Magical Night at School

There’s nothing quite like being a child at school – in the dark – at night – with your family. This week children and families gathered at school for a pizza party outside on the playground.  It was such fun … Continue reading

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England, and the Beatles

My preschool class is learning about England.  Our loft has been transformed into Buckingham Palace.  The Union Jack flies overhead along with a picture of Queen Elizabeth.  We made a red phone booth out of a big box, and we … Continue reading

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Posts from Your Archives – The Power of Singing. It’s Far More Than Music by Jennie Fitzkee

Originally posted on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life:
Jennie Fitzkee has been a pre-school teacher for over thirty years, I have reblogged several of her posts because they demonstrate how a dedicated and passionate teacher can ignite…

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Freedom #midnighthaiku

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
Children have the eyes to see adventure and joy. My inner child does, too. Laughter is the best and most important part of joy. Sue Vincent's Daily Echo View original post

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Gloria

Gloria joined the classroom this week, and oh what a homecoming it was.  I doubt Santa Claus would receive such a welcome.  After all these years I am still amazed at the difference Gloria makes and how children are drawn … Continue reading

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The Diorama that Changed a Child

Jared is part of my Book Bears library group.  He is a great kid; he was in my preschool class years ago. I loved Jared (and still do).  No child has a bigger heart.  Teachers just have to see that.  … Continue reading

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