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for Constitution day: 1st Graders will: understand the rights, responsibilities and privileges of citizens living in a democratic republic. 1stnd Grade State Standards
.0101.2.4 Summarize what has been heard using the logical sequence of events.
1st Grade Information Literacy Standards
1.2.1 Display initiative and engagement by posing questions and investigating the answers beyond the collection of superficial facts 4.2.1 Display curiosity by pursuing interests through multliple resources. 4.2.2Voluntarily generates questions that go beyond an assignment.
Objectives 1. Students will be taught that the Preamble “comes before” the Constitution. It explains what the purpose of the Constitution is. The Constitution will be introduced as the “rules and procedures for the united States.” 2. Students will be reminded that just as our country has rules, so too, does the library. Their classrooms and our school have rules and procedures – just like the Constitution. Introducing the book by describing how we all have to help each other to make our classroom, our Library and our world work. In this book let’s see if we can see how the characters work together. 3. Students will through our webpage visit the constitution and practice to participate appropriately in a group, help each other, follow cues (through modeling of the classroom teacher - about when to participate in discussion. 4. Students take a pretest (found under Explore the Library on the Home Page) to see how much they remember from Kindergarten about Library procedures. Students will print out their quiz to practice how to print. 5. Students will be introduced to the Constitution Website games on our homepage. 6. Through modeling students will be reminded about how to take care of a book, how to turn pages, from the top down gently, how to take a book from the shelf and not to replace it unless they have marked there
spot. Students who model this behavior will receive dragon dollars after they check out and are standing in the line modeling how to hold the book. Materials and Resources 1. We the Kids – Children’s book based on the Preamble to our Constitution. Procedures: 1. Students will be reminded of the simple rules Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe. They will practice checking in and going to the story circle and sitting criss-cross applesauce and facing the story chair. 2. Students will enjoy singing Hi-Ho Librario to remind them of the places in the library and the what we do in each of those places. 3. The book We the Kids will be shared and discussed as indicated above. 4. Students will go to the go to the lab and take the pretest as they are reminded of the procedures in the lab and practice printing out (and the fact that they only print after they have asked permission) 5. Students will exit the library in proper form and receive dragon dollars for showing good citizenship.