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Trees Class Honoring!

June 23, 2021 | Kristen Jordan

Trees Class, we honor you for being a NATURE-LOVING and KIND-HEARTED class.  

You are extraordinarily happy and joyful, especially as you enjoy the park in our city.  Each day, when we are outside, you love the dirt and mud, the snow and rain.  You notice leaves, insects, trees, sticks, dogs, rocks, the moon, squirrels, birds, and any other of God’s many creations out there.  You engaged so fully in our tree study, our planting, the ants, and our snails.  

You all treat each other with such kindness and love.  You remember to invite and include; to laugh together, encourage, and compliment one another.  You are all happy to work with anyone in our class and are interested in what your friends are doing and enjoy time with them. What a warm and caring group you are! 

Trees Class, we honor you for being a NATURE-LOVING and KIND-HEARTED class!

Goodbye Trees Class!

We will miss you!


Mrs. Jordan and Ms. Gluckow

Kristen Jordan

Teacher, Rivers Class

Kristen Jordan began helping at Mustard Seed School in 2006, after her daughter had been a student in the preschool. She substituted for many years in all grades; in 2011, she returned to the classroom and has been a teacher in The Nest ever since.

Prior to the birth of her daughter Clara, in 2002, Ms. Jordan worked in Brooklyn as a first grade teacher with the New York City Public Schools. During this time, her school collaborated with the Brooklyn Museum, and this work helped Ms. Jordan develop a real interest in the parallels between the process of making art and the process of writing in the classroom. She thoroughly enjoys teaching both art and literacy to preschoolers.

Ms Jordan’s background includes work with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. While at Teachers College, she trained with esteemed educator and author Lucy Calkins. Early in her teaching career, Ms. Jordan did not think that she wanted to teach very young children but her view has changed! She now really enjoys and takes great interest in young children and their development.

Ms. Jordan enjoys reading, working out, hiking, cooking, and spending time with her daughter and family. Although she has lived on the East Coast for a very long time, as a native of Oregon, she really loves the mountains!

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