Tag Archives: Teaching young children

When Children Have the Freedom To “Be” ~ Jennie Fitzkee

Reblogged from A Teacher’s Reflections : While this is a post I wrote about play performances with children, it is really about far more.  Oh, yes!  It is about believing and taking risks.  It is about freedom and encouragement.  It’s … Continue reading

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Storytelling With Children – Jennie Fitzkee

Reblogged from A Teacher’s Reflections: The reason storytelling has been a mainstay of communication for centuries goes far beyond imparting words to tell a story.  Words come to life when spoken aloud.  People have to listen, stretch their minds, and … Continue reading

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Little House in the Big Woods – Jennie Fitzkee

Reblogged from A Teacher’s Reflections: I began reading aloud a new chapter reading book, Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  In thirty minutes, I had read only four pages.  Four!  There was so much happening in the … Continue reading

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Guest writer: Jennie Fitzkee – Viola Swamp

Kate brought her mother’s beloved old book in to school this week.  Miss Nelson is Missing is a classic.  I love that book!  My children loved it.  Over the years I must have read it hundreds of times. The story is … Continue reading

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From “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” to Dr. Seuss – Jennie Fitzkee

Reblogged from A Teacher’s Reflections: This week began with National Fairy Tale Day and ended with Dr. Seuss’s birthday.  I was in my glory.  So were the children. We voted on our favorite fairy tale.  The Three Billy Goats Gruff … Continue reading

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The Lunchbox Note and Storytelling: Lifetime Lessons  from Jennie Fitzkee

Reblogged from A Teacher’s Reflections: Lunchtime in the classroom with fifteen preschoolers is very busy.  Once containers are opened, hot foods are heated, milk straws are inserted into their boxes, and napkins are found, things change.  Drastically.   Lunch becomes … Continue reading

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Guest blogger: Jennie Fitzkee – How Reading-Aloud Made Me the Teacher and Person I Am Today

My very first day of teaching preschool in Massachusetts, thirty-two years ago, was both career and life altering.  Lindy, my co-teacher, asked me to read the picture books to children each day after our Morning Meeting.  Sure (gulp)!  I was … Continue reading

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