Although our first few days of school did not constitute a full week, we fit in many lessons and community building activities to kick off what we anticipate will be a great year! During our first full school week we classified the human animal, studied endangered animals, and made delicious bruschetta using some hand picked basil from our class garden. It has inspired the students to come up with ideas for other recipes they want to make in school. The fifth years were excited to run their first official student council where they lead a group discussion about topics that their classmates recorded in the agenda. Some other fun, new, and exciting programs are on the horizon in the Upper Elementary. If you were not able to attend Curriculum Night, I will send a brief summary of important topics that were discussed. Looking ahead on our calendar, we have our first field trip planned to the White Memorial Conservation Center on Tuesday, September 24.