Community Helpers

By Malia Gregory
The offices and work stations of JTD came alive as second grade students celebrated their social studies unit on community helpers with a fun project that took them out of their classrooms and into unexplored parts of the school. These inquisitive learners took on the role of interviewers, and turned the spotlight on our dedicated staff members. Armed with curiosity and notebooks, they posed thoughtful questions to JTD’s administrators, business office staff, maintenance team, and many other behind-the-scenes community helpers. The interviews were not just an educational exercise but an opportunity to show appreciation for the heroes who keep our school running smoothly.
Later in the week, students used their newly acquired skills to interview Grade 2 parents. Eager to learn about their parents' roles, challenges, and the ways they contribute to our community, students delved into conversations with real estate developers, school counselors, credit analysts, and many others who were kind enough to come to JTD and be interviewed. As interviews commenced, each second grader discovered that behind every job title are individuals who play vital roles in our community. This project not only taught them about the importance of community helpers but also instilled in them a sense of gratitude, reminding them there are always people around who are willing to help.

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