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Hudson Hike Happiness

October 26, 2022 | Becca Brasser

 

Last Friday, the first grade went with the Kindergarten and 2/3 class on the Hudson Hike!  It was a beautiful day for a hike.  We started the day with a bus ride, keeping our eyes open for the Great Gray Bridge and the Little Red Lighthouse.

 

When we got off the bus, we gathered to hear about how to take care of God’s creation and how to hike in a way that would give us the best chance of observing wildlife!

 

On the hike, we got to search for natural objects, check out mushrooms, insects, and plants, go on scrambles and explore the various beaches exposed by the low tide.

The Hudson Hike required stamina for walking, bravery for scrambling, and curiosity for exploring: the first graders demonstrated all of these characteristics!

 

At the end of our day, we read the story of the Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge and drew line drawings to reflect on the story.

 

 

If you want to see more, check out the Seesaw posts from that day or flip through some of photos taken by chaperone Cassie Hinnen-Neals!

 

 

 

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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