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The Adventures Begin in the Sky Class!

September 16, 2020 | Felicity Greene

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

The children learned what to do when first coming inside:

First, unpack and hang up backpacks.

Then wash hands. They are experts at counting to 20 now!

(That’s how long it takes to make sure hands with soap before rinsing.)

Our class candle was lit our for the first time and we celebrated Worship together.

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

She also went through the daily schedule.

Then the child went on a Scavenger Hunt to find how many places they could see their name in the classroom. How many do you think they found?

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

They also tried The Line Challenge where they first drew as many as they could from the top to the bottom then from left to right.

The Challenge: fit another colored line in between!

They also learned about puzzles and did story telling.

It was exciting to play in the school yard…

… and in the gym.

After lunch and quiet time…

… they played a bit more before it was time for our Closing Meeting.

Finally at our closing meeting, the children noticed something interesting about our candle.

Why did the wax only drip down one side of the candle?

Stay tuned for many more Sky Class adventures and discoveries!

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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