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2nd Grader’s Community Concepts

What makes a community?  The classroom buzzed with brainstorming as the second graders, working in small groups, considered the task before them:  build your own community.  What does it take?

It takes an understanding of urban, suburban and rural concepts and how they work together.  It takes group cooperation and collaboration to plan the community’s features.  And it calls for creative energy – how will we use boxes, clay, craft sticks and paper to construct our model?

The young planners, students in Barb Grabbe’s and Ruth Wilson’s classrooms,  were delighted with their projects.

Hands-on-learning and collaborative efforts are community at its best!