GH COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
Glen Head School Second Graders Have a Community Celebration
Second grade classes at Glen Head School recently had a Community Celebration where each child became a member of their community including a fireman, policeman, veterinarian, doctor, nurse, train conductor, digital gamer, and baker - just to name a few! As part of the celebration, the students sang and acted in their own version of "Who are the People in Your Neighborhood." Additionally, they built mini towns in their classrooms and shared comprehensive written reports with their families.
Students not only learned about different communities, but each child researched and created written booklets about their respective member of the community. In class, their teachers emphasized that communities are interdependent and need one another and the people who live inside to remain happy, healthy, and safe.
In addition, the second graders studied the following: Urban, suburban and rural neighborhoods, rules and laws, goods and services, needs and wants, and public and private places. Like a “real” community, the second graders also developed specific laws and rules of their own communities in their classrooms.
Bravo to the entire second grade and their teachers at Glen Head School for learning all about their community, working so hard, and creating important rules to live by!
Article and photos by Shelly Newman