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January 27, 2021 | Felicity Greene

We are officially in the swing of winter.  This has prompted a change in the routines of the Sky Class children, mainly when it comes to packing and unpacking during the day.  More time has to be built into the schedule to accommodate for all of the layers that have to be put on before venturing outside!  Children are practicing changing into snow boots and pants, putting on gloves, and zipping multiple jackets with independence.

Naturally, this seemed like the perfect time of year to begin a study of clothes. This study started with noticing the clothes children wear to school each day.

What items of clothing do you have to put on each day before you come to school?

Next the children examined items of clothing that they see less often and are not as familiar with, such as vests and aprons. During discussions about these items, the children have been participating in conversations in which they learn from one another by sharing their ideas and prior knowledge, including the ways that their families uses certain clothing such as aprons in day to day life.

As we continue this study, the children will begin to think about how clothes people wear change throughout the seasons.

How does the changing weather affect the clothes that we choose for ourselves each day?

What are extra things that we need to think about when dressing ourselves on days that are cold, versus days that are warm?

Stay tuned to see where this study takes the Sky Class children in the coming weeks!

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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