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.

Today’s Quote

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. ~ Anne Frank ~ ___________

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Weekly Wisdom 12 October

Originally posted on MiddleMe:
Thank you, Kally! Fairy Tales have withstood the test of time, which is a testament to hope. Yes, hope springs eternal. MiddleMe View original post

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The Flights To and From LA – Book Stories

My flight to LA to appear on the Kelly Clarkson Show was packed.  I was in the three-seat section along with a nice young couple.  After a few hours in the air, it was apparent that she was pregnant.  He … Continue reading

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A Few Quotations On Books

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
( ( “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”                                    …

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Video Update

I posted the Kelly Clarkson video on my Twitter account, so bloggers outside the USA (Barb, Sally, Darlene…) can see it.  Let me know if it works! Jennie

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Jennie Video on The Kelly Clarkson Show

For my blogging friends who are unable to see The Kelly Clarkson Show, here is a clip of my part on the show.  Many bloggers have wanted to see me on the show, so here I am: I cannot … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek Video

From the studio: Jennie

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The Kelly Clarkson Show – And Me

Everything people say is true.  Kelly Clarkson is genuine.  She’s as nice as the day is long.  She is all about others (not herself), and so much fun. I know.  I am on her show tomorrow- in person with Kelly. … Continue reading

Posted in children's books, Early Education, Expressing words and feelings, Giving thanks, Inspiration, literacy, reading aloud, reading aloud, School | Tagged , , , , , | 136 Comments

1-800-Viola Swamp

Over the past few days, many bloggers have been reading an older post, one of my favorites.  Every day in the classroom is not always a good day.  Humor to the rescue.  I hope you enjoy reading this post as … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Annika Perry:
How often do we happen to look but fail to see? Fail to take the time or effort to truly assimilate and absorb the life around us? Perhaps something is simply too far away? A…

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