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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

May 25, 2022 | Bridget O'Dowd

We had a beautiful day yesterday while exploring Brooklyn Botanic Gardens! We met with BBG instructors who helped us plant geraniums and learn how to care for them. Then we took a tour around part of the garden. We thought about how we can use our five senses in the garden. We learned about different pollinators and what flowers they are attracted to. We each received our own picture of a pollinator that the children pretended to be. We searched the garden, trying to find the flowers each pollinator would like.

We ate lunch at the garden and stopped for a bathroom break, before heading across the street to Prospect Park. We had so much fun playing in a big open field and even found a tree house made of sticks!

Bridget O'Dowd

Ms. O’Dowd came to Mustard Seed in 2017, after moving to Hoboken in 2016. She found a school and a community all in one package at Mustard Seed! Having taught kindergarten in Illinois before moving to New Jersey, Ms. O’Dowd has a passion for five-year-olds. She’s delighted to be a part of the kindergarten team and loves to read and share in story with students. Her favorite moment of the day is during a good read aloud, when she looks out and sees the faces of children showing empathy and emotion in response to the story. Ms. O’Dowd’s hobbies include exploring new neighborhoods, watching BBC documentaries, traveling to visit family, and eating her way through New York City.

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