As part of their social studies curriculum, PS8 kindergartners learned all about what it means to be part of a community – starting with their own families, getting to know the smiling faces they see in school and finally, taking to the streets to explore the neighborhood.
Families were invited to class to share family traditions and customs and why families are important. Once students understood what makes them unique they explored and investigated the school building and interviewed several key staff to gain a greater understanding of the school community and what role each person has in making life at PS8 so wonderful.
For the final unit of the community study students became experts in city playgrounds. They took several walking trips to research, document and test out the features that make one playground a great place for monkeying around and another a swinging good time.