Mr. Rice and Mrs. Tedford’s third grade classes celebrated Constitution Day by creating their own constitution for their classrooms.
Constitution Day commemorates the signing of our national Constitution in Philadelphia, PA on September 17, 1787. The 57 delegates who signed the original document hailed from all over the newly formed United States and had worked together for four months to design a framework for our government that we still use today.
At CES, the children began by working in committees to brainstorm rules for their school and classroom. Next, they studied the words that our founding fathers used to write the Constitution and adapted the language to work for their classes. Finally, both classes held a formal signing of their document. In 1787, the delegates would have signed the Constitution using pens made from quills. Mrs. Schlenker attended the signing and presented the students with a collection of bird quills to help them remember the day by.