Friday, September 11, 2015

We the Class...


 

Constitution Day is commemorated on September 17th. But how do you explain the Constitution of the United States in language young children can understand? Well, the Constitution is a set of rules to keep EVERYBODY safe! Introducing the concept of the Constitution in VERY simple terms usually gets the general idea across that four, five, and six  year olds can relate to.

One of the ways we do this is by creating our own classroom Constitution. The children work together to come up with a set of class rules that ensures everybody in the class will have a chance to learn and be safe (and have fun!) while they are at school.  When the rules are agreed upon, everybody takes turns signing the classroom Constitution. We even have costumes to dress up like some of the original signers of the Constitution! Check out the pictures!  

 
 



 

 
 
 
 
 
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4 comments:

  1. I love the costumes as the sign the class constitution! We were planning to do something similar (though hadn't thought of costumes) so I'm off to check out your fact book; it looks like it would be a great addition!

    Amanda
    A Very Curious Class

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  2. thanks! I hope you have a great school year! Off to get ready for bed!

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  3. Hi Lcie!!
    As always, you demonstrate what an awesome class you have!

    Have a great year,
    Karen

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  4. Hi Lcie!!
    As always, you demonstrate what an awesome class you have!

    Have a great year,
    Karen

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