Observational Drawing: Spring Flowers
April 21, 2021 | Felicity Greene
The Sky classroom was brightened this week by the addition of some beautiful, fresh flowers.
These flowers were available to the children at activity times should they want to do any observational drawing, and the idea became very popular.
The children were eager to examine the flowers more closely to see details such as what was inside of the petals, the shape of the petals and leaves, and even discover the different smells.
“That’s in my garden! I like the smell of it.”
The children started by noticing the shapes that are needed to draw the vase, and tracing the lines of the flowers with their fingers.; some had pointed edges, others were round.
After drawing the outline of the vase and flowers with a flair pen, the children identified the different colors and shades that they could see and worked to find the best match with crayons to fill in the empty space.
The children hope that these spring time drawings brighten your day the way they have brightened the Sky classroom.
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.