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Hello Paint!

October 21, 2020 | Felicity Greene

On Monday, the Sky Class children met a long anticipated part of the studio… paint!  There was a lot to know about the paint area, and the children watched and listened carefully to learn about the procedures for getting a paint brush, getting just enough paint, and cleaning up.

When getting paint…

dip the tip…

“This paint feels like jello!”

 

wipe the drip!  Next, it’s time to paint.

Some children chose to practice painting different shapes.

“I’m making a big circle, this is my favorite part!”

Others created something from their imagination.

“I’m making a megalodon in the waves.  I listened to a podcast about them, they made it all the way to sharks!”

“He’s pumping the ball because it got a hole in it!”

 

After the children were all finished with the paint, it was time to clean up.  They practiced cleaning off the paint brushes…

swish, swish, swish, slide.  Finally, it’s time to dry the brush so that it can be put away…

Now that the paint brushes are clean, it’s time to dump out the dirty water to get the spot ready for another friend!

“Look, the water looks like an H inside the bucket!”

The children were delighted in the newness of it all, and the teachers have been delighted in their work!  Stay tuned to see what new beautiful work is created in the paint area!

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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