A “Bear” of A Good Time

The teddy bear picnic, an annual event in 1st grade, is a much-loved tradition and the culmination of a two-week unit about bears. Students read many books about bears, practiced bear math problems, and studied the history of the teddy bear. Students were even able to choose their own teddy bear at the beginning of the unit as a special gift from their teachers. 

They celebrated the end of their study of bears with an outdoor party on the lawn outside the Tower Center, alongside their furry friends. They were joined by Michael Tauscher, head of Preschool and Lower School, Gina Bongiorno, assistant head of Preschool and Lower School, and Amy Hand, assistant head of school for teaching and learning.

Students sit on blankets during the 1st grade teddy bear picnic
Students smile at the camera during the 1st grade teddy bear picnic
A girl lays in the grass during the 1st grade teddy bear picnic