Tag Archives: young children

A Child’s Visit – Fountain Play and a Book

Backyard neighbors strolled over for a distance visit. The baby loves all the hanging fish and wind socks. And then she discovered the fountain And climbed right in. We played, picked flowers, all at a distance. Children bring joy! Then … Continue reading

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Making Lemonade Today Out of Lemons – Birthday Parade

Today was Amelia’s birthday.  It turned out to be a grand event.  Life has given us lemons recently.  It has given everyone lemons, and we made the finest lemonade. We had a Birthday Party Car Parade! I arrived at Amelia’s … Continue reading

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Gloria’s Excellent Adventure

Gloria often goes home with a child on the weekend.  She has a bag, a quilt, and a journal. She is ready for anything, from graduations to soccer games, to holiday celebrations.  It didn’t used to be that way, until … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day. Love, Jennie

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Nature Indoors and Outdoors

Our creeping lily classroom plant rarely blooms. When it does, the blossom only lasts one day. Today we discovered three blossoms. Outdoors was a winter wonderland of ice on the trees. It shimmered and glistened. We felt like we were … 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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Nature on the Playground

The last flowers of summer, strong and tall. A playground in itself for butterflies and bees. A wonder of discovery for children. Nature is the greatest teacher. Every day the playground at school is chocked full of something to be … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Milly, Part 8

In Part 7, the God Bless America quilt was delivered to the Massachusetts Fisher House in Boston.  The plan was to have a grand event and send-off, but the Director asked if Boston could have the quilt.  Headquarters not only agreed, … Continue reading

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Can’t Stop Reading

Dinner with family; grandparents, parents, brother and sister. Grownups talking. Can’t stop reading. Jennie

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The Real Meaning of Christmas Giving- Alicia

Alicia was my first experience in real Christmas giving, the kind that involved the whole family and money.  One hundred dollars- a fortune for a preschool teacher back in the late 80’s.  It was a Christmas gift that changed my … Continue reading

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