Over the last two weeks, Ms. Jackson's third graders, Ms. Fales and Ms. Teska's first and second graders, and Ms. Von Behren's fifth graders were able to go on their first in-person field trip of the school year. All three groups took a trip to the St. Louis Zoo and they had an incredible time! Fifth grade got to experience the sting rays, first/second grade got to experience the dinosaurs, and third grade had the truly unique experience of rescuing an animal in need. Third grader, Kerion, noticed an animal in an enclosure that looked like it was in distress. The class notified a Zoo employee, who immediately jumped into action to help the animal. It was a beautiful moment of our students seeing an animal in need and figuring out exactly the right thing to do! As a result, the gazelle received the care it needed, and our students got to feel like local heroes. We are so proud of them for their kind and caring attitude, and for their attention to detail. It was truly special!