1st Grade


There’s nothing quite as good as seeing for yourself.  That’s why every grade at Moses Brown has multiple age-appropriate travel experiences.

First graders enjoy an interdisciplinary study of marine biology and the ecology of Narragansett Bay–Rhode Island’s unique resource.  As part of this unit that draws together science, art, and social studies, they travel to the Biomes marine education center to get their feet wet–or rather, their hands.  With aquariums, interactive exhibits, and touch tanks, students get an up-close look at marine life.

The farm-to-table unit is part science and part social studies, and while students learn a lot about growing vegetables in the class garden, the sheer volume and intensity of work to be done comes alive in a trip to a working farm.  As the children progress through lower school, these trips become longer and more significant, culminating with a study of civil rights that takes them to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument in Washington, D.C.

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Jeremy Saksik

Lower School First Grade, Global Awareness/TRIPs Tri-Clerk

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Jeremy Saksik

University of Massachusetts – B.S.
Lesley University – M.A.

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