The annual Teddy Bear Picnic is a much-loved tradition in the 1st grade, 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 a picnic party on the Lower School playground, alongside their furry friend. They were joined by Gregg Bach, assistant head of school, and his childhood teddy bear, named Christmas Tree Wreath Brownie. In addition, Head of School Steve Hancock brought his own teddy bear to join in the fun.