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“Let There Be Light!”

September 21, 2021 | Sossi Essajanian

“In the beginning, the earth was a formless void, and darkness covered the face of the deep.

Then God said, ‘Let there be light.’

And there was light.”

Beginning this week at worship, the children will hear part of the Creation story each day.

The story begins with light…

After this worship, the Trees and Rivers classes both received their class candles.

In response to hearing the Creation story, children will make a collage representing each day.

“Its making light!”

Collage offers children the opportunity to practice their fine motor skills as they become adept at cutting, folding, tearing, and gluing.

“The glue when I rub it makes it feel good.”

Sossi Essajanian

Teacher, Sky Class

Sossi Essajanian is excited to continue her teaching and learning journey at the Mustard Seed School. She began teaching at the United Nations International School where she worked with children and colleagues from around the world. This inspired her to take a primary teaching position abroad in Nicosia, Cyprus, where she lived and worked for two years.

Ms. Essajanian has a passion for supporting children’s social/emotional skills and learning through a loving and caring classroom community. These are built on creating shared understandings and opportunities for children to identify and express their feelings and of those around them. She believes in creating experiences through pair and group work where learning blossoms through social experiences.

Ms. Essajanian also enjoys reading and talking about books and continues to pursue her second passion: editing. She’s worked in various editorial capacities in newspapers, magazines, and books. She was recently excited to serve as the development editor of a children’s book about engineering and is looking forward to leading some tinkering investigations of her own with her students!

In her free time Ms. Essajanian runs, swims laps, and likes to take long walks to explore the world around her.

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