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Let There Be Light!

September 23, 2020 | Felicity Greene

“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.”

 These are the words that the children heard during worship on Monday morning.  Hearing these words prompted the Sky Class children to notice the times and places throughout the school day that they see and manipulate light.

Like the way that our hands look like the flame of a candle as we pray.

How a rainbow shows on a wall when the sun shines just right through a crystal hanging in a window.

Or the tiny lights that appear from the reflection of something sparkly.

Or the sliver of light that peeks through the buildings at the school yard.

These are just some of the ways that the Sky Class children have noticed light in the last few days.  This week, the children have begun working on their creation collages, making a small collage that represents each day of the creation story.  

Fine motor skills also improve as children become more adept at cutting, folding, tearing, and gluing. 

 

As children reflect on their own work, they see that it is so, and that it is good…and they see that God’s Creation continues in them. 

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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