As a part of the second social studies unit about the MKA community, first graders practiced their mapping skills by working together to create a map of the whole Primary School! They began the mapping process by asking: why is it important to know about the physical space of a community? They came up with ideas such as, “make sure everyone has space they need to learn” and “make sure that there are rules for the space to keep everyone safe.” Each class was in charge of mapping a floor of the school. They used iPads to take pictures of the school, drew sketches, and took notes on the classrooms, hallways, closets, and office spaces. Each class is turning their notes into one large map of the floor. All classes will combine their maps to create a map of the whole primary school! We will be circling back to the idea of what different communities need as we study the Middle School and Upper School campuses, along with the Montclair town.