The concepts of community, good, services, and natural resources are important understandings in our current inquiry. Today the children literally built a community. They worked together to sort and organize a large, jumbled bin of Playmobil toys to form a model of a prairie community. After using all the pieces they had available to them, they made a list of what was missing from the community. Using drawings, they added in the missing parts, such as a police station, grocery store and school. Tomorrow we are going to revisit our model and explore the difference between goods and services. Our model will change as we turn it into an Arctic community and an East coast community.