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Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2021 | Felicity Greene

This week, the children of the Sky Class were introduced to a new studio activity – clay! They learned that there are three basic forms used when building with clay: ball, coil, and slab

For their first project, the children shaped the clay into hearts as a celebration of Valentines day.  The project started off with a collaborative painting, using sponge paint to create a background for the clay hearts to be displayed on.

After the background was completed, the children began to work on their clay hearts.  Shaping clay is not easy, but the children persevered through rolling the clay into coils and mending cracks and broken pieces.

After the children rolled, they used their thumb and pointer finger to pinch the pieces together at the bottom of the heart. Lastly, they bent the two coils in towards one another to create and heart shape, and pinched the two pieces together again.

After letting their hearts dry out overnight, the children will move on to priming and painting their hearts before they make the trip home next week!

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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