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Gross Motor Movement in Preschool

October 6, 2021 | Dorota Chester

The preschool children learned a lot in the first few weeks! One of the most enjoyable things for the students is exercising, where they are beginning to practice gross motor skills. We use colorful spots on the ground to teach special awareness, balancing, and much more.

The children began to learn how to throw and catch small balls. They are also learning running games like Cat and Mice, and Squirrels.

The children also have fun learning sportsmanship and building friendships.

Dorota Chester

Assistant Teacher, Preschool Trees

Dorota Chester has been a member of the Mustard Seed School community for almost two decades, first as a parent and volunteer and then a staff member. Her love for education started when she was a child in Poland and participated in the national scout organization, in which she quickly gained a leadership position. After pursuing an education degree over 30 years ago, she taught children from first to third grades.

When she moved to the United States, Ms. Chester’s passion for teaching continued. She taught at a Polish supplementary school during the week and on Sundays taught religion classes at a local church. When her first son attended Mustard Seed, she saw the passion of the staff and joined them as a volunteer for the many years that her three sons were students. In 2011, the opportunity arose for her to become a full time first grade teacher at Mustard Seed and she jumped at the chance.

During her time off, Ms. Chester can be found at the beach, swimming, and biking. She enjoys sports and spent many years shuttling her boys to sports practices and games. She loves to cook, especially stuffed cabbage, pierogies, and cucumber soup.

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