This week, the focus of the first grade study of community shifted from the Primary School to the larger area of Montclair. We began with a conversation about wants vs. needs and considered that not all people have the comforts of home and food. A walking trip to Toni’s Kitchen, a few blocks from the Primary School, showed first graders one way that citizens, no matter how small, can help others. This year, MKA first graders made the contribution of a handmade Valentine’s Day centerpiece to help brighten up the tables for the upcoming holiday meals at Toni's Kitchen. The students were warmly received by the staff and given a private tour of the facility. Most impressive to many of the children were the very large-sized pots and bowls! The students asked several pertinent questions about how Toni’s Kitchen helps less fortunate members of the Montclair community.