Third graders in Ms. Malkin's class have had an excellent start to the school year! They have been getting to know their classmates while simultaneously building a safe classroom environment where everyone feels included and heard. The students discussed what a community is, how they all play a unique role in their community and how to work together as a team. To encourage creativity, they pieced together a classroom puzzle that spotlights their similarities and their differences. In conclusion of the lesson, the students all came to a strong agreement—how awesome it is to be different, but that we can still come together as one!