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UCS Preschoolers Celebrate Constitution Day
UCS Preschoolers Celebrate Constitution Day
Posted on 09/21/2019
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Last  week, Utica Community Schools Early Childhood Educators from around the district celebrated Constitution Day to commemorate the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.  UCS Early Childhood students and teachers took part in a wide variety of activities.   Ebeling preschoolers made their own “constitution”, talked about working together as a community, being responsible for the greater good of everyone in the class, and  the meaning of the stars and stripes on the American flag.  Students in the Full Day Preschool at the Community Education Center made eagles to represent freedom. Duncan Full Day Preschool students created “George Washington Hats” and all took turns signing their own classroom constitution outlining school rules and how to be a good citizen/friend.  DeKeyser preschool students recited the Pledge of Allegiance and created their own classroom constitution that included classroom rules focused on respect and safety. Schwartzkoff students discussed our Nation’s flag and what it stands for, following up with a stars and stripes craft to practice patterns.  

These activities allow students to take an active role in their education, learn new vocabulary and have a better understanding of the world around them.   They learned about the democratic process by actively participating in discussions that led to the creation of their “Classroom Constitutions”.  Overall, these young learners have demonstrated that even the smallest people can have a big voice.