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Hillside First Graders Learn a Valuable Lesson in Citizenship

4 kids holding signFirst graders in Maria Gunther’s class are learning how to be responsible citizens. The essential question: What does it really mean to be a responsible citizen?

Students left Gunther’s class with several key takeaways including; why it’s important to follow the rules in our homes, school, and community; how to be a good friend; how to be respectful, responsible, and truthful; what it means to be a good sport; and, how to persevere through challenges. 

Classes created their own class rules, worked together in teams, and problem-solved various scenarios.

“Much fun was had by all!” said Gunther. 

Here are a few quotes from students. 


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