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The Adventure Begins in the Trees Class!

September 15, 2021 | Sossi Essajanian

*Note that children only take their masks off during outside park time, eating, and quiet time.

After hearing all about school and visiting during the previous weekend, the Trees Class began its first day together on Monday.

The children learned what to do when first coming inside:

First, unpack and then pick a table activity.

Then the Trees Class celebrated Worship together. The first day, Ms. Sytsma came to tell the story. The rest of the week, we celebrated together with the Rivers Class in the Sky Room.

At Morning Meeting, Ms. Essajanian read the Morning Message.

She read the Story of the Day (the daily schedule).

The children had fun laughing and greeting each other.

They also played Jack be Nimble and jumped over a candle stick!

During Activity Time, the children learned about how to take care of books.

They also shared in activities together like puzzles, story telling, blocks, drawing, puzzles, and water paint.

It was exciting to play in the park…

After lunch and quiet time…

… the children played a bit more before it was time for the Closing Meeting.

Stay tuned for many more Trees Class adventures and discoveries!

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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