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The Global Expo

May 18, 2022 | Sam Martino

The second and third grades just finished presenting their Global Expo.


Over the last few weeks students have been studying different countries around the world. The expo included a short speech by each student and a museum exhibit with artifacts.

Students presenting their exhibits

Collages were also up on display

This event was especially exciting because parents and other members of the school community were able to attend.

Students have been working hard to learn about their country’s culture, language, and geography. They each prepared a speech that was delivered in front of classmates and families. This was a wonderful learning experience and chance to shine as a public speaker.

Student showing off his own Liverpool jersey from England

After the speeches, parents were invited upstairs to tour the museum. Students each had their own exhibit and fielded questions from the attendees. Students got to share their maps, sculptures, collages, workbooks, and more during this time.

Parents were invited to write and share comments about what they learned at each exhibit. This comments were supportive and helped highlight all the amazing research and work students have done over the last weeks.

Attendees wrote comments about what they saw in the museum

Food from Greece

A sculpture of an Arctic fox

Sam Martino

Assistant Teacher, Grade 3 Mountains Class; Math Specialist

Sam Martino is a Grades 2&3 assistant teacher in the Mountains Class. He graduated from Fordham University in 2014 with a bachelor of arts in history. Prior to 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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