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Hudson Hike Trip

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

 

Rebekah Lowe

Teacher, Grades 2&3

Rebekah Lowe knew that she wanted to be a teacher ever since middle school when she was inspired by an English teacher who developed interactive games and creative acronyms for many of the topics that were discussed. Because of her teachers, Ms. Lowe attended the education program at the College of New Jersey, where she experienced a variety of classroom environments, and earned a teaching degree. She was also a part of the Education Honor Society. After graduating, Ms. Lowe taught English in South Korea, and during this time, she was able to travel around Asia and experience new cuisines and cultures. Her love of travelling increased, and she hopes to travel more in the future! She began her teaching career in the United States at Mustard Seed School in 2018 as a second and third grade teacher in the Meadows class. She’s excited to be a part of the school community and share her many experiences with her students.

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