Finding Inspiration in Each Other

Fourteen fabulous Grade 4 students and Ms. Karen added another welcome dimension to the Upper Elementary community this year. We shared a lot of laughter and learning throughout the year and there were so many highlights.

With perseverance and understanding, the Upper Elementary students adapted resiliently to wearing masks at the beginning of the year. The students revitalized our garden by planting indigenous plants to be used for food for the Blue Iguana Conservation Project. Towards the end of the first term, the students enjoyed applying Science and Mathematics skills and concepts to making jam. Even though the results were mixed, the process was thoroughly enjoyed.

In the second term, a group of Grade 5 and Grade 6 students hosted a wonderful Art auction and show to raise awareness and money for Breast Cancer. It was a wonderful event in an idyllic setting that will remembered by many. We visited the Botanic Park and the Blue Iguana reserve to bring to life the botany concepts we covered in class, and to deepen our understanding of Cayman’s endemic Blue Iguanas.

In the third term, the Grade 5 students enjoyed spending time in Little Cayman at CCMI and learning about marine conservation while the Grade 6 students enjoyed exploring the other sister island, Cayman Brac. For this year’s Model Montessori United Nations (MMUN) conference, the students represented Guinea-Bissau and Colombia on topics of Nuclear Disarmament, Arms Race in Outer Space, Leaving No One Behind and Food Security. Some of the Grade 4 students prepared a competitive and exciting dodgeball tournament to raise money for the Big Brother Big Sister (BBBS) organization.

The students continually inspired each other with their kindness, empathy and zest for learning. Thank you for a wonderful year.

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