This week, 2M and 2A visited areas in Montclair to collect data to help inform their Town study. These second graders 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. 2M visited the Montclair Center/Church Street area and 2A visited Upper Montclair. 2S will visit the Watchung Plaza area next week. Students were excited to notice various buildings, ways to get around, open spaces, people, pets, and “street furniture” (like public benches, 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. The students had a wonderful time gathering data on these trips.