Category Archives: Kindness

‘Gloria’ Works Wonders

Some days just aren’t the best days.  Children feel that, too.  When everything seems to fall apart, there is Gloria.  She is the quiet one, the savior.  She listens to children and gets hugged – constantly.  She lives on the … Continue reading

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Ringing in the New Year with a Teacher- My Hero

Many years ago, when our children were little and things were tight, our washing machine broke. When it rains it pours. I spent weekends at the laundromat – a perfect place to read while waiting for the wash to be … Continue reading

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Holiday Delight – One Child

A holiday Open House tonight, hosted by my fellow teacher. In walked one of my favorite students, along with her parents. And the world stopped. All the people seemed to disappear so we could play. And we did. Happy New … Continue reading

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Do You See What I See?

And what to my wondering eyes should appear, Books, a tree with lights, a photo with grandchildren, a candle, and my favorite quote by Maya Angelou, my mantra, my rally: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what … Continue reading

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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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The Importance Of Play

We all hear that play is important for children.  I know it’s important.  It’s their work; how they learn to make friends, negotiate, solve problems with objects, and solve problems with other children.  Play is having fun, and it’s also … Continue reading

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Language, Literacy, and Storytelling – Part 5 – The Conclusion

In Part 4, I shared my storytelling at school.  In the bathroom I use rhyming words and tell make-believe stories.  I incorporate children’s names into the story.  I add complex vocabulary words.  At lunchtime, I tell Jennie Stories, true stories of … Continue reading

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