For anyone not familiar with her blog, Jennie is a longtime teacher from my home state of MA. As a children’s librarian, I worked with many early childhood teachers during my 26-year career, and I’ve got to say, Jennie is representative of the very best of them. Her love and and enthusiasm for her students is always on display. Check out her sharing of the Caldecott winning classic Ox-Car Man, by Donald Hall and illustrated by Barbara Cooney. I guarantee it will bring a smile to your face!

A Teacher's Reflections

At the request of fellow bloggers, here is a video of me reading aloud the classic children’s picture book, “Ox-Cart Man.”

But first, I wanted to show you a mural the children made last year that hangs as a permanent display at school.  It depicts the start of his ten-day journey to Portsmouth.  This art was made with paint and tissue paper.  The making of the mural was a joy for children.  That speaks volumes for the book “Ox-Cart Man.”

I hope you enjoyed the story as much as the children did, and as much as I did.  Good books are meant to be read over and over again.


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