1st Grade

Global Awareness

Whether reading a book about a far-off land, Skyping with someone in another country, or heading out to explore our 33-acre campus, getting to know the world is an essential part of first grade at Moses Brown.

Discovering the campus enlivens discussions in science class about how to be a good friend to the Earth.  Reading books about animals in different habitats helps us reflect on the effect we have on our own habitats–including our school, our classroom, and our homes.  Connecting our learning with a sense of place reinforces the Quaker values of Community and Stewardship, and teaches children to appreciate and care for the people and places around them.

A field trip to the Biomes marine science center makes vivid the diversity of marine life and its fragile ecology.  And a visit to a working farm drives home the people and hard work necessary to create a meal on one’s table.

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Faculty

Gara Field

Interim Head of Upper School/Dir. of Global Education

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Gara Field

University of Hartford – B.A.
University of Hartford – M.A.
Harvard University – M.Ed.
University of Connecticut – Ph.D.

Erik Wilker

Director, Administrative and Strategic Affairs

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Erik Wilker

Northwestern University – B.A.
University of New Mexico – M.A.

Elizabeth Grumbach

Lower School Science

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Elizabeth Grumbach

Bowdoin College – B.A.
Columbia Unversity’s Teacher’s College – M.Ed.

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