Friday, December 5, 2008

We the People Books

by Ally

"We the people of the United States, In order to form a more perfect union, Establish justice, Insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty, to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution, for the United States of America."

As soon as we walked into Mrs. Trenkle's room smiles crept onto our faces. We knew today was the day we would be reading our "We the People" books. On December 3, 2008 Mrs. Trenkle read a book in class titled "We the Kids". We were given two days to work on our own "We the Kids" book. We weren't allowed to call it we the kids though. The book is the preamble to the Constitution. We weren't allowed to change any part of the Constitution. We are just supposed to illustrate it so that it is understandable for kids. There was a large variety of titles. Included were "We the Marines", " We the Robots", "We the Alphabet", "We the Pumpkins", "We the Bears" (animals not team), "We the Shoes", and many more. They were all very exciting from my point of view. This assignment helped me to understand what the preamble meant because the way it is written is very confusing compared to the language we use today. Plus looking at the funny, adorable, and disurbing pictures weren't half bad either. I hope we do an assignment like this again.

My name is Alexandria. Out of the books read in class my favorite was "We the Robots". The author of the book was Devin. On her cover she had a picture of the Constitution. Instead of it saying We the People she took out People and put the title Robots from the movie Robots in its place.

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