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First Grade Ferry Trip!

November 30, 2022 | Becca Brasser

The first grade ferry trip to New York City was a grand success! Even though there were remnants of the rainstorm the night before, the students showed an adventurous and excited spirit!

After a walk along the waterfront to the Hoboken Terminal, the students boarded a New York Waterway ferry to Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan. The ferry trip was exciting for all of us! Many of us had never traveled on a ferry before.


When the class arrived at the ferry terminal in New York, everyone walked to the Rockefeller Playground nearby. The students explored new kinds of play equipment and enjoyed imaginative play together.

It was quite cold! But running kept the children warm (for the most part!)

Then, the class walked just a few blocks away to Teardrop Park, a very different type of playground!

Stairs led to a walkway above a rocky outcropping–and the walkway led to an amazing slide! The children climbed rocks, slid down in a variety of ways, and enjoyed lunch before heading back to Hoboken and the warmth of an afternoon at school.

Becca Brasser

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.

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