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Newark Museum Field Trip!

April 13, 2022 | Becca Brasser

 

 

Recently, the first grade journeyed to the Newark Museum to experience a planetarium show as well as tour several galleries! In particular, the students were searching for how artists from many times and places around the world have represented motion in their art as well as invite the audience’s eyes and minds to move along with the art.

 

 

There was time to review facts, explore new planets, dwarf planets, moons, and stars, and take a sky tour! (Not a lot of photos from inside the planetarium because it was so dark!)

 

 

We got to ride in the most beautiful elevator ever! We also looked at vertical and horizontal lines in a set of doors, an ancient wheel from India, and a buffalo blanket painted with a Lakota man’s life story. We also saw a mosaic depicting a sailing ship and many other beautiful pieces, including a mobile by Alexander Calder.

 

After our museum tour, we had time for lunch and moving our bodies outdoors in the Museum garden and in the park across the street!

 

 

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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