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Signs of Spring

May 11, 2022 | Sossi Essajanian

What do you notice outside?

New flowers growing, new grass (more green), flowers falling, little bits of green leaves, smelly flowers, birds (robins and pigeons), ant holes, plants growing, really green grass, puddles, clovers, rain and storms


I see a nest!


Children have been noticing changes around them during outside park time. What changes take place in living things during springtime?

I planted some seeds in the ground. When I come to the park, I’m going to water it. All I have to do is wait for it to grow.

Each child also took turns planting wheat grass seeds. Later they checked to see how they were growing.

And of course there are so many different types of flowers to draw and paint!

The last few weeks, children also engaged in many activities that also supported their exploration of things they encounter during spring.

Finally the children welcomed ladybug larva. How will they change over time?

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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