Teaching students about COMMUNITIES is an important part of the second grade curriculum. Last week, the Minnesota Children's Museum visited Grade 2. We spent time discussing what a community is and also what one can find in a community (citizens, homes, businesses, services, parks and recreation) Students then had the opportunity to build their own!
In the classroom, students are learning even more about communities. We know that rules and laws help the citizens in a community operate safely. We read the book "What if Everybody Did That?" and brainstormed a list of positive actions that would help students in Room 19 safely and happily do their jobs.
Our C.A.R.E. theme for the month is CITIZENSHIP and our study of communities ties in nicely with that idea. After we discussed our classroom rules, each child wrote about specific ways he/she would act in order to show good citizenship within Room 19.
October's C.A.R.E. theme is PARTICIPATION. The next Community Meeting will be held in the theater on October 11. The faculty C.A.R.E. committee has ordered C.A.R.E. tee-shirts for all students...please send your child to school in his/her tee-shirt on that day (it is a non-uniform day). Thank you!