PLAINFIELD, NJ – Frederic W. Cook Elementary School of Plainfield Public Schools celebrated Constitution and Citizenship Day with an interactive project that culminated in the creation of an American flag signed by every student and staff member. The celebration ended with the school posing for a picture on the front lawn.
The flag was assembled via a traveling assembly that visited each classroom where the students participated in a read aloud of “We The Kids: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States” by author and illustrator David Catrow, watched a video that spoke about rights and responsibilities each person has to uphold the Constitution, and sang the “School House Rock Pre-amble” lead by the 4th grade students.
The project was headed by Principal Dr. Caryn Cooper and teachers Ms. Jennifer Cheribini, Ms. April Stitt, and Mrs. Valerie McKenna, assisted by Ms. Eva Burrows.
Constitution and Citizenship Day commemorates the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and recognizes those who have become citizens.