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Changing Seasons

November 6, 2020 | Clara Buckley

This week nature pervaded the Rivers classroom. As we serve children growing up in urban environments, we try to connect with nature whenever possible. By interacting with nature the children realize they are part of something larger than themselves and grow in their wonder of the world that surrounds them. At first, a child may be scared because it’s unfamiliar, but then we see them open up and start exploring using all their senses.


Jumping and Throwing

Classroom Observations

Please send mittens and a warm hat to school with your child so we can continue enjoying the great outdoors.

Clara Buckley

Teacher, Rivers Class; Middle School Art

Clara Buckley’s teaching spans the ages of Mustard Seed School, from the youngest students in the preschool to students in the graduating class. She’s found many similarities between teaching three-year-olds and thirteen-year-olds!

As an art teacher who never enjoyed drawing, Ms Buckley’s hope is that each child she teaches discovers a way to create art that they enjoy, whether it be sculpture, printing, textiles, architectural drawing, or collage.

Ms. Buckley loves living in Jersey City, a place whose diversity and welcome for immigrants reflects her own family experience. When planning future travel destinations, art, food, and time with family are featured items on her list.

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