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An End to Exercise

December 2, 2020 | Felicity Greene

In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving Break, the children of the Sky Class started a unit of study all about exercise.  You may remember from a previous blog post that the children had begun to think about the variety of different ways they move their bodies and exercise.  The children also began to notice how their bodies felt different after exercising.

As this study came to a close, the children still had many questions about exercise that needed answers.  It was decided that they needed the help of someone who had a lot of knowledge about exercise and could answer their questions.  An exercise expert!

 

So, on the Thursday before break, the Sky Class had a zoom interview with Mr. Neals, an expert in basketball!  Before the interview, the children compiled a list of questions to ask.  Some were about basketball, others were about equipment, the body, or exercise in general.

 

The interview started off with an introduction to Mr. Neals where he shared some information about his job as a basketball coach. Next, the children had a chance to ask some of the questions that they had such as…

 

How do you think of new exercises to do?

How do you get the ball in the hoop?

How high is the hoop?

How many points make you win the game?

Can basketball end in a tie?

How many people are on a team?

What parts of your body do you exercise in basketball?

Do you have to run in your job?

Why does your heart beat fast when you exercise?

What is your favorite kind of exercise?

The children were especially excited to see a demonstration of how to dribble a basketball!

 

 

 

This was a wonderful culmination to the study of exercise. Stay tuned to future blogs to learn about the next study the children of the Sky Class will take on!

Felicity Greene

Teacher, Sky Class

Felicity Greene joined staff in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a minor in Children’s Literature and Childhood Studies. During her student teaching placement, Ms. Greene immediately felt at home in the classroom and is delighted to now be working at Mustard Seed among such a supportive and stimulating staff.

Excited to work at a school where she is free to incorporate her faith, Ms. Greene facilitates expression and exploration of faith with her students in the Sky class. She’s passionate about the role of literature in a child’s development and interested in development in general. She’s grateful to work at a school that pays such close attention to developmental markers in children, as she views developmental awareness to be a vital tool in teaching and caring for each child.

Ms. Greene is also delighted to be back in New Jersey where she grew up, able to be close to her childhood church community and family, especially now that she is newly an aunt. Along with her love of teaching, Ms. Green is passionate about baking as well as ice skating, in which she has competed in both individual and team competitions for more than twelve years. In addition to competing, Felicity also enjoyed coaching both children and adults with the Special Olympics Figure Skating Program in West Orange, New Jersey for several years.

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