2nd graders have been learning about our MKA Character Standards since the start of school, and in recent weeks have reflected on how characters in various story books demonstrate being confident, honest, fair, responsible, informed, respectful, friendly or temperate. Students have seen various characters acting in ways that embody what all members of the MKA community strive to achieve. Through various types of responses, such as class discussions, written responses, and acting out examples, scholars have extended their understanding of our eight, all school Character Standards. Each day students learn to reflect on their learning and friendships to consider how each experience helps them to grow as MKA scholars and members of the community.
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On Thursday morning, 2N walked to Toni's Kitchen in Montclair with over 30 grocery bags filled with pantry items to donate to the Neighbors Feeding Neighbors program. Second graders learned that Toni's Kitchen is walking distance from our campus and learned more about the important work Toni's Kitchen volunteers do everyday for our local community. Second graders saw first hand all the volunteers needed to help prepare healthy meals those in need. 2N students helped unload and sort all the bags of food they had carried from the Primary School. They also volunteered to help create an assembly line of foods to be able to pack backpacks with cereal, pasta/grains, tuna, vegetable, fruit and a snacks bag in the dining hall. All three second grade classes feel fortunate to have learned more about this vital resource in Montclair. They will draw on their experiences from their trips when we launch our study of Towns later this year. Many thanks to all our families who so generously donated pantry items and to the parent volunteers who shared in this wonderful service learning experience with 2nd grade this year.