At Convocation last week, Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor introduced our theme for the year - Wellness & Balance - using a stuffed sloth as an illustration for slowing down to bring wellness and balance into our lives. She gave the sloth to the 4th Grade class and asked students and their teacher Ms. Pettersson to give the sloth a name, and we're excited to announce that we have a new member of our community... Molasses the Sloth!
"We named her Molasses because it's sweet and slow," said fourth grader Isabel H. "Do you know the saying 'blood is thicker than water'? Well, molasses is thicker than blood!"
In addition to naming her, the class created a canopy bed for Molasses to sleep in and a chest for her new Westridge uniform, and they are in the process of writing her story, Human vs. Sloth. Check out the slideshow for more photos.
Welcome to Westridge, Molasses!