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Wonderful things happening in the Studio!

November 3, 2021 | Dorota Chester

The children of the Trees Class have had many weeks of fun in the classroom and are now also moving onto the Studio. In the Studio activities include drama, painting, puzzles, drawing, and many enjoyable adventures. The Studio is filled with items that will be used to help children grow their imaginations and story-telling skills.

There is a kitchen where they pretend to be at home with family or at a restaurant with customers. There is also a structure made from wooden blocks in the shape of Viking Ship. Children have adventures on the sea looking for treasure and sea monsters!

Dorota Chester

Assistant Teacher, Preschool Trees

Dorota Chester has been a member of the Mustard Seed School community for almost two decades, first as a parent and volunteer and then a staff member. Her love for education started when she was a child in Poland and participated in the national scout organization, in which she quickly gained a leadership position. After pursuing an education degree over 30 years ago, she taught children from first to third grades.

When she moved to the United States, Ms. Chester’s passion for teaching continued. She taught at a Polish supplementary school during the week and on Sundays taught religion classes at a local church. When her first son attended Mustard Seed, she saw the passion of the staff and joined them as a volunteer for the many years that her three sons were students. In 2011, the opportunity arose for her to become a full time first grade teacher at Mustard Seed and she jumped at the chance.

During her time off, Ms. Chester can be found at the beach, swimming, and biking. She enjoys sports and spent many years shuttling her boys to sports practices and games. She loves to cook, especially stuffed cabbage, pierogies, and cucumber soup.

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