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Fourth-graders Study the First Amendment

As part of their reading of the book “The Landry News,” by Andrew Clements, fourth-graders in Courtney Schilling’s class are studying the First Amendment, which encompasses the freedom of speech and the press. Schilling, a long-term substitute for Melissa Foraker, said while students are discussing their First Amendment rights, they are also creating their own newspapers. Fourth-grader Conrad Riviero was so excited about the unit that he wrote and printed his newspaper at home. “Students are writing articles, editorials, conducting surveys and interviews, and even creating comics,” Schilling said. “The students are very excited to showcase their work, so please be on the lookout as they pop up around school and online!”