Reading “Genevieve and the Kite”



Enjoy this little video of me reading my new children’s book to a class of 1st graders at Redeemer School!

Oh. My. Heart.

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8 thoughts on “Reading “Genevieve and the Kite”

    • jenpedwards says:

      Thank you Angie, I appreciate your comments. This book is my own creation, words and illustrations. It is not a compilation of the students’ work. Just thought I’d be clear. The video is of me reading my book to the class. Then they created watercolors of something they are afraid to try…like Genevieve and the Kite. Thanks for visiting! -Jennifer

      • Angie Thompson says:

        Oh! I did realise that your book is your own work, I’ve been enjoying looking at your blog for a while. I suppose I made a connection with work I have done in the classroom using illustrated books and stories (my own work included) to inspire children to paint and draw. I shall continue to visit!!! ~ Angie

  1. freebirdsings says:

    Cute video. It’s fun to see the kids painting and reading. My youngest grandchild is 12 (a young 12, thank goodness) so it’s been a while since they’ve been so carefree about their painting. I certainly encourage them but they have another grandmother who picks at everything they say, draw or do and it has a bad effect I try to overcome. I think it’s good for kids to have teachers who can appreciate that kids have fears and could be susceptible to criticism and give them a nurturing and welcoming atmosphere. It’s been many a teacher who has been instrumental in giving a child a spark that lasts a lifetime that they didn’t get at home! Being a teacher at the school and now an author and artist they know could really have a big impact on some of the kids. Keep on being who you are!

    • jenpedwards says:

      Thank you so much Timaree! I just got home from a very full day of painting in every class at school…whew! it is exhausting but fun! It is very much one of my big goals as a teacher, for them to feel free and comfortable to create in my classroom. Free from judgment and harsh criticism. Showered with compliments and praise for all the ways they have applied their creativity. It can be very rewarding. Plus, I think kid’s art is some of the most wonderful art in the world. I’m glad your grandkids have you to balance the other grandparent and perhaps they will remember yourositive words to them. 🙂

    • jenpedwards says:

      Thank you Suzy!! It turned out really well, I think, and I feel privileged to be able to share my book with these kids.

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