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My name is Bebe Grill and I am 2011-2012 Kids’ Court Student Coordinator. For the next year, I will be updating this website about all things Kids’ Court! I welcome any questions about Kids’ Court (who we are, what we do, and why should you care, etc.) but I hope to answer all of those through weekly updates and posts. Kids’ Court is an after school program for under-served elementary school students. We talk about everything from the Revolutionary War and the Founding Fathers, to the Civil Rights Movement and what claims can be brought in small claims court. I am honored to be a part of this organization and I look forward to writing about our experiences as the weeks go by.
This semester is the Foundation Unit. We start the kids with the importance of rules to our society. After that, we introduce them to the Constitution, and process that we create the rules that govern our country. My favorite lesson so far was the lesson on the Bill of Rights. At Holy Cross Ministries we have a small group of ten students, the same number as the Bill of Rights! We decided to have each student draw a picture of one of the Amendments and explain to the class what their picture meant, and therefore what the Amendment meant. It was so fun for us teachers, and the kids had a great time. Be sure to look for the students’ Amendment artwork in an upcoming post! The next lesson is about the branches of government with specific focus on the judiciary (this is Kids’ Court after all).
Next week, the kids will have a mock trial for Goldy Locks. Did she steal the porridge?? Only time will tell! Thanks for stopping by and catching up with Kids’ Court. Another update is just around the corner.