Our second graders at King have spent all of first quarter learning about community helpers and how they can make a difference in their community. They have heard from guest speakers such as firefighters, senior living advisers, security personnel, YMCA staff and more. After learning about many different types of service jobs, the students consolidated the information by creating a "super" community helper that used symbols to demonstrate the important traits that someone needs to be a community helper. They also wrote a short book telling what they can do to help their communities. Their final project was to perform an act of community service themselves. All the second graders went to assisted living facilities (The Inn, The Bridge, and Lifecare Center) to show they cared! They sang songs, read with the residents, and played games. Overall, the students spread joy and were even invited to come back and visit again! The students were able to see how their actions can make a difference and definitely felt good about their act of service!