October 26, 2022 | Rebekah Lowe
This year, we got to go on the Hudson Hike with Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third Grade all combined! From the start of the day to the end of the day, we had lots of exploring, playing, and community building. The teachers mixed up all the students, so that every group had some kindergarten, first, second, and third grade students. It was so much fun getting to know one another.
The day started with our bus ride to Palisades Park.
After arriving, we ate snack in our mixed groups. Then, it was time to get onto the trail!
Early on in the trail, the first sign of wildlife – a turtle – was discovered!
Each group stopped along the trail to look at the beach areas and find treasures:
Each group did a scramble (or two or three!) that involved climbing up the tall hills:
and played in the playground–always a highlight!
During lunch, steps away from the George Washington Bridge, we had conversations and also learned facts about the bridge!
Here’s a chance to test yourself (some of your children will be able to answer for you; or else, peek at the bottom of this post):
1.) When was the bridge finished/How old is the bridge today?
2.) About how much money is collected each day in tolls?
3.) About how many cars use the bridge each day?
After lunch, Mr. Johnson led us in a drawing activity of the George Washington Bridge!
Older students helping younger students, conversations with new friends, and getting to spend the day with one another made this a fun field trip!
What was your child’s favorite part?
[Answers to GWB facts quiz:]
1.) 95 years old/1927-1931
2.) $1,000,000 – [$944, 640] (prompting some children to want to build a bridge!)
3.) about 300,000 cars