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Wrapping Up Boxes

January 20, 2021 | Felicity Greene

During the time of distance learning, the Sky Class children participated in a study of boxes.  They explored the many functions and forms of boxes, as well as how boxes can be a part of play.

The children were asked questions such as;

What is a box?

What do people use boxes for?

Does a box have to be shaped like a cube?

What are the ways that boxes can be moved?

Can boxes float?

What else could a box be?

At first the teachers asked the children to take a box and make it into something specific; a house, a bus, a boat.  But after a few days of box projects, the children were able to let their imaginations run wild. We saw boxes made into parking garages, guitars, televisions for dolls, bakeries, and various other buildings.

This study was such a fun way to see the children take a common object and use their imagination and creativity to make something new! To the Sky Class parents, thank you for helping to facilitate all of these fun activities from home, and for sending in these joyful pictures of children at work and play!

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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