“One of the ways we celebrate our students is by acknowledging their birthdays. Each child is honored with a book presented to the library in the student’s name. These books are carefully chosen by the staff to represent the child’s interests or a topic of study in his or her class. Teachers present students with a book during community worship on the day of or a day near to their birthday. Children with birthdays in July or August receive a book on their half birthday.”
At this time, children may not bring anything from home to share with their classmates on their birthday. No treats, no goody bags, etc.
Teacher, Grade 1
Becca Brasser has been teaching first grade at Mustard Seed School since 2002. She’s passionate about teaching children to read, write, experiment, and take risks as they explore the world around them. Her own studies (including a Master of Arts degree from New Jersey City University) have given her expertise and experience in the area of literacy education.
Ms. Brasser especially enjoys taking her students on field trips all over the New York Metropolitan area, traveling on foot, subway, bus, commuter train, and ferry. Some favorite trips: the Hudson Hike, the New York Transit Museum, and the Central Park Zoo to study penguins.
Although she lives in the city, Ms. Brasser loves escaping to nature and finding it in her everyday life as well. She loves to explore rivers and lakes, woods and mountains with her husband Matt, their daughter, Annika, and son, Theo.