Washington Drive Recognizes Constitution Day

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On Sept. 14, second-graders in Denise Sullivan and Chrysti Busching’s class at Washington Drive Primary School celebrated Constitution Day by taking part in a lesson that coincides with a social studies unit on citizenship and community. Students explored the history of the U.S. Constitution and discussed the importance of rules. Using it as a model, students collaboratively drafted a set of class rules and individually signed their document creating their own classroom constitution. To supplement this exercise, the classes read “The Constitution Poem” by Teri Delich.
            
“It is important to have rules,” commented second-grader Julia. “If the world didn’t have rules, it would be a mess and people wouldn’t do the right thing. It would be loud and crazy.”