Also this week, 2N and 2B braved unpredictable weather to visit areas in Montclair to collect data. 2M needed to postpone their walking trip due to rain. Armed with clipboards, data collection sheets and a few iPads, second graders took a field trip within the town of Montclair this week. Students were on a mission to find examples of the four major elements of a town: places to live, places to work, transportation, and open spaces. Each class visited a different section of Montclair for their exploration and data collection. 2N visited Upper Montclair area and 2B visited Watchung Plaza. 2M will visit Montclair Center/Church Street area in the coming weeks to round out the students' data exchange. Students were excited to notice various buildings, ways to get around, open spaces, people, animals, and “street furniture” (like parking meters and recycling bins). The information they gathered will be shared in a variety of formats in the coming weeks. All the data will be a useful reference as they progress through our Town unit in social studies. Thanks to Mr. Pyke for accompanying us on our data gathering field trips!