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Exploring the Salt Marsh

November 9, 2022 | Chloe Ko

Last week, the fourth and fifth graders visited the Meadowlands Environmental Center to discover the salt marsh. Field experiences had students collecting live specimens. Students also practiced microscope skills in observing live plankton. In addition, the students also discussed what helps animals and plants survive as they adapt to their environment. They investigated movement, protection, and feeding simulations that included live animal interaction, tool manipulation and cooperative work.

The purpose of this field trip was to support our current STEAM project “ecosystem”. The goal of the project is to study a specific ecosystem and an animal that lives in that ecosystem. Soon, the students will prepare a presentation that answers the big question “How does my animal survive in its ecosystem?” Families are invited to come and watch the presentation. It will be on Wednesday, November 16 at 9:30 AM. I hope you can join us!

Chloe Ko

Teacher, Grade 5

Chloe Jang first developed a passion for children in high school when volunteering at her church’s children’s ministry. She learned how teaching with love and patience can have an impact on both student and teacher. Since then, Ms. Jang has received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and English Language Arts from Hunter College. In New York City, Ms. Jang experienced diverse classroom environments, especially teaching fourth grade in West Harlem. She’s very excited to be a part of the Mustard Seed team and serve the community!

In her free time, Ms. Jang loves to travel and learn about different cultures. She even lived in Japan for one year, serving students in a college ministry. She also loves to read fiction books, workout, and explore new restaurants.

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