Gummy Bear Challenge and Respect-April



gummy-bearsIt is time to get those creative juices going again! Mrs. McBride is offering another opportunity to put your skills to work. Find out more details for this month’s challenge here – The Gummy Bear Challenge. pinduli02

April is blue for respect.Respect is to show polite regard and consideration. Respect is a feeling of admiring someone or something that is good, valuable, and important and should be treated a certain way. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect. Cottage Lane’s book of the month, Pinduli, is a surprising story about self-image, self-acceptance, and treating others with respect. After reading, sharing and discussing this special book you will realize how a few tiny words – bad or good – can create something enormous! Do you think that by hurting someone else’s feelings it made the animals who made Pinduli feel bad, feel better about themselves? Additional Resources:

This month please practice respect toward others, adults and the Earth!

Women’s Right to Vote

After discussing how women in America received the right to vote with 19th amendment. View this picture of women marching with the image of Malala. How does this compare to what we have learned about women’s rights? How is Malala as important as the women we discussed today? What does it say about equality in the world?


Booneyville NJ


3. Supreme Court Case :In recent years, the Booneyville, New Jersey, public school district has established a dress code for their students. The Booneyille School District students must wear the school uniform. The students are not permitted to wear hats, “hoodies”, or sneakers in school. In 1996, then President Clinton, in his State of the Union address, supported school uniforms in public schools.

A student decides to take Booneyville School District to court stating “the dress code violates his/her 9th

Amendment right”.

Under the 9th Amendment – you are guaranteed all

rights not directly expressed in the Constitution.

Under the 10th Amendment – states are given all

rights not directly expressed under the Constitution

This case went before the Supreme Court who do you think the Supreme Court would side with the student or the school district? Why or why not? Explain your answer in 1 well written paragraph.

New Jersey v. TLO


New Jersey v. T.L.O. (1985)
Issue: Privacy Rights at School
Bottom Line: Your Belongings Can Be Searched, But Not Arbitrarily

T.L.O. (Terry), a 14-year-old freshman named “Terry” at Piscataway High School in New Jersey, was caught smoking in a school bathroom by a teacher. The principal questioned her and asked to see her purse. Inside was a pack of cigarettes, and a illegal drugs. The police were called and “Terry” admitted selling drugs at school.

Her case went to trial and she was found guilty of possession of illegal drugs and placed on probation. Terry appealed (fought) her conviction (being guilty), claiming that the search of her purse violated her Fourth Amendment protection against “unreasonable searches and seizures” of property.



Based upon what you learned about the 4th amendment (search and seizure). Do you believe the school (principal) had the right to search the students property and bag? Explain why your thinking.