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Lessons in Citizenship from the Elementary Classroom

February, 2021 Many of us have started the new year feeling weary, and it’s no wonder why: America has had a chaotic and tumultuous year. Those of us who work in education know that when the outside world feels chaotic, our lives in the classroom benefit from focusing on the basics. We empower our students to take personal responsibility and we do everything we can to strengthen our classroom communities. When Peachtown students studied U.S. government and civics this fall, the connections between our classrooms and our country were hard to ignore. As educators, we have our fingers on the pulse of human nature and we are uniquely positioned to understand what it takes to lead a disparate group of individuals toward a common goal. We know that the traits that make productive citizens in kindergarten classrooms are the same ones that make adults productive citizens in our communities, country and larger world. Here are some universal truths and expectations that cultivate healthy working
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