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Constitution Day! 09/16/16

posted Sep 15, 2016, 12:54 PM by Jesse Kohls

As a building we believe it is important for our students to understand the significance of the Constitution of the United States of America.  We will begin our day by playing the National Anthem.  Students will listen to patriotic music in Music Class, in Art Class students will be making red/white/blue bookmarks, and in Physical Education students will create a flag by demonstrating outstanding character.  We will have a blank American flag with just an outline of the stars and stripes.  Students throughout class will earn their own stars and stripes!  Students will earn them by performing a proper skill, showing great sportsmanship, and/or demonstrating team unity.  When the students have done one of those three things, the student will have the honor of hanging up either a star or stripe on our flag in the gym!  Students will also celebrate Constitution Day by participating in grade-level appropriate activities.

Kindergarten:

We will review why it is important to have rules and tell students that our country has a set of rules called the Constitution. We will make a connection to our classroom rules and our Elda Pride Pledge.


First Grade:

We will read the book, We the Kids by David Catrow. We will then discuss and complete a first grade Constitution booklet.


Second Grade:

For Constitution Day, the teachers will read aloud We the Kids. Each class will either write or review their class promise.

Third Grade:

On Constitution Day, teachers will be viewing and discussing a video clip of the book, We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States by David Catrow.

Fourth Grade:

For Constitution Day we will read We the Kids by David Catrow. We will also discuss the Preamble and introduce the structure and content of the articles.


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