March 17, 2021 | Felicity Greene
Recently, the children of the Sky Class embarked on their first walking trip. They did not venture far, as it was more of an opportunity to notice the surrounding area in greater detail.
As a part of a study of the city, the children spent time taking a closer look at the different kind of buildings that surround Church Square Park.
“This is a building for kids and teachers.”
“I see the library, there are children’s books in there and you can read them! There are statues and an owl on the building.”
Businesses, restaurants, homes, schools, a church, a hospital, a library, and even a pet groomer were some of the many buildings that the children noticed on our trip around the block. The children examined the buildings looking for clues that would tell them what the building was used for.
“I noticed the hospital over there where people get healed if they are sick!”
“I see a door; it’s high up on the building so you can look out at the city.”
As the class continues its study of cities, the children will explore the varied buildings that make up cities, as well as many other aspects that makes cities unique.
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.