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Hudson Hike

November 10, 2021 | Sam Martino

What a day for a hike! 

The 3rd grade just finished their first field trip of the year. The Hudson Hike is an exciting chance to get out of the classroom, spend time with friends, learn about nature, and get some exercise.

Ms. Kuperus speaks to the class before heading out on the trail.

Students arrived at Palisades Park eager to begin walking and see what the day had in store. Some of the day’s highlights included going on several scrambles, seeing a deer, finding sea glass, and learning about different types of plant life. 

Walking along the trail.

We clocked the total walking distance around 2.6 miles. After an eventful day of hiking, the 2nd and 3rd graders had lots to share with friends and family. Our hike will serve as the inspiration for our next writing project as well.

Sam Martino

Teacher, Grade 8

Sam Martino is the 8th Grade homeroom teacher and Middle School Social Studies teacher. He graduated from Fordham University in 2014 with a bachelor of arts in history. Before joining the staff in 2015, Mr. Martino worked as a substitute teacher at Mustard Seed School. During his time as a substitute, he was able to work with every elementary and middle school class. Mr. Martino’s connection to Mustard Seed School goes back much further, however. He first connected with Mustard Seed in 1999 when he enrolled as a second-grade student. In 2006, Mr. Martino graduated from Mustard Seed School. His mother served as a member of the Board of Trustees, and Mr. Martino’s two brothers also graduated from Mustard Seed. A lifelong Hoboken resident, Mr. Martino is excited to continue working with students in a unique urban community. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, music, and movies. He can often be seen lugging instruments around town as he travels to and from practices and shows.

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