Constitution Day 09/17/2014

posted Sep 16, 2014, 7:00 AM by Jesse Kohls

As a building we believe it is important for our students to understand the importance of the Constitution of the United States of America.  We listened to the Schoolhouse Rock Preamble Song during our Musical Monday announcements.  This week in Art class students will recognize Constitution Day by making bookmarks, and reviewing the importance of the Constitution.  Students will also celebrate Constitution Day by participating in grade-level appropriate activities.

 Kindergarten:  For Constitution Day 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 also remind students the name of our country and color the American flag.

 First Grade:  We will be reading and discussing Constitution books that are appropriate for first grade.  We are all sharing the books and reading them at various times throughout the day!

 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 reading and discussing and/or viewing a video clip of the book, We the Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States by David Catrow. Some teachers will also be watching the Schoolhouse Rock DVD song clip, "We the People."

 Fourth Grade:  Our plan for Constitution Day is to deconstruct the Preamble and to introduce the structure and content of the articles.