As part of their Community Helpers Unit in Social Studies, second-graders visited the Salem City Office, where they were able to participate in a mock city council meeting. They learned about city councils and how they make laws for our city! Students were introduced to the city council members through powerpoint, and informed on what each person was in charge of. Then students were able to sit in those chairs, and were presented with a mock issue, heard oposing sides, and then voted on a decision. It was lots of fun and very informative. Students also visited the Police Department where Officer Kerby talked to us about bike safety and the importance of following traffic laws. We then visited the Fire Station, were we learned about saftey. They also learned about all the gear and equipment that protects firefighters while they protect us.
Alyse James and Nikki Savage