United We Stand!

United We Stand!
United We Stand!
Jenna Buesser

 

Last Friday, Upper Elementary students transported their families back to 1787 at Independence Hall with their production of "United We Stand: The Constitution Comes to Life in Story and in Song". Families watched our founding fathers (aka our 3rd and 4th graders) rhyme and sing their way to a compromise that would lead to the ratification of the United States Constitution. This interdisciplinary production enabled students to connect their learning in Music and Social Studies, reinforcing knowledge and skills in both subjects. To top off the afternoon performance, Upper Elementary families were treated to a "Celebration of Learning" upstairs. Students read poetry aloud, discussed their biographies on colonial figures, and held a Math Probability Fair where parents could play student-made games and win prizes!

Congratulations to all of our Upper Elementary students for their hard work and impressive performances! Sincere thanks to music teacher Tim Waters for leading this tremendous effort and thanks to our dedicated Upper Elementary teachers, Sera Capriotti, Leanne Raymond, and Laura Cregan, for all of their support. Special shout out to makerspace teacher Dan Fenelon and art teacher Emily Cannestro for assisting our students in creating those imaginative costume accessories and scenic backdrops!