Three Types of Communities
Tara Zaro, Pine Room, Head Teacher
Hello fellow blog readers! It is the Pine Room here to tell you all about our wonderful field trip to Grand Central Terminal. In the afternoon, on Wednesday, March 9th, we visited Grand Central Station. We were chaperoned by Ms. Zaro (Head Teacher 2nd grade), Ms. Kleinman (Head Teacher Kindergarten), Ms. Russo (K-5 Educational Supervisor) and two Pine Room parents. We were so lucky to have had this opportunity because we were the first class in the whole school to go on a field trip this year! WOW!
Throughout the month of March, we learned all about urban, suburban and rural communities. We looked at visuals, watched videos, and participated in many fun activities. We thought, what a better way to end this unit other than to experience it for ourselves first hand. While learning about an urban community, we learned that Grand Central is a landmark in New York City. Not to mention, it is the largest train station in the world! Pretty cool huh?! We also learned that Grand Central has three levels and many train terminals that transport people in and out of Manhattan to different suburb parts. We chose to visit Grand Central Station as a final activity to wrap up our “Three Types of Communities” unit in social studies. We really enjoyed walking around the terminal and checking out the beautiful architecture.
Before leaving, we got to visit the famous Zaro’s Family Bakery and get some yummy treats. Overall, we had a blast and we highly recommend visiting if you have not yet been! That’s all for now! Thanks for reading!