First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice met with Kent and Cannondale fourth Graders at Cider Mill for a town hall meeting on Feb. 1. The event was the conclusion of a new social studies unit called ‘How Our Government Works.’ During the unit, students learned about federal, state and local governments through interactive read alouds, reading digital texts and mini-lectures. Preparation and participation in the town hall-style meeting with Vanderslice was the performance task for the unit. Vanderslice will return to meet with Belden Hill and Nod Hill fourth graders on March 28. — Jackie Levenherz photo