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Painting Self Portraits Part 2

December 16, 2020 | Felicity Greene

Picking right back up from where we left off…

As you can imagine, painting clothes on a life size portrait takes a few days!  After this hard work was done, the children took some time to notice the details on their clothes. They thought about how they could represent these details in their paintings and the colors and designs that would need to be chosen.

“I have sparkles on my shoes!”

“I’m going to paint my snowflake!”

After adding any details to clothing and shoes, the children began the final step in painting their self portraits.  The children looked through many different shades, finding the one that they thought best represented their skin.

“I think this looks like me!”                                        “This one would be just right. It matches my skin.”

“This matches my hands.”

After many, many days of hard work and perseverance, the life size paint portraits were finished!  The children are so proud of their work, and have been excited about displaying their work in the classroom and hallways.  I wonder if you can find your Sky Class student.

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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