On Wednesday, September 20, 2018 the fourth graders lead the Lower School in celebrating Constitution Day.
In preparation for Constitution Day, the fourth graders have been learning the history behind the Constitution. They've reviewed and researched all that went into creating it.
Mrs. Hutchison, 4th and 5th grade history teacher, explains, "we've been talking a lot about the Constitution and the promises that the signers of the Constitution had in mind when they approved it in 1787. The fourth graders recognize that America is not yet 'a perfect union,' but it's one that has drawn folks to it for hundreds of years--and it's on us, and the next generation, to protect it and perfect it for the future."
During the afternoon, the first-fifth grade students gathered around the flagpole and discussed the history and
meaning behind the United States Constitution. Topics included: what are laws, why are laws and rules important in our world and at school, and what are the comparisons in Dr. Seuss' book, "Yertle the Turtle." After the discussion, the fourth graders explained what they had learned from taking apart the Preamble to the Constitution.
Now, each grade will be working on writing rules for their classroom for the 2018-19 year.