WARSAW — On Friday, Jan. 20, third and fifth grade students and staff filled the STEM lab at Washington STEM Academy to watch the Inauguration of President Donald Trump.
Principal Tom Ray explained watching the Inauguration was a culmination of things students have been learning since the beginning of the school year.
Teachers at Washington have been using the 2016 election to teach kids about the United States’ government and election process. Courtney White, a fifth grade teacher at the school, said she has been teaching students about political processes throughout the first semester. Students began by learning about the roles of the three branches of government. The class even held a mock election on National Election Day, allowing students to cast a secret ballot with their choice for president.
Other grades watched the Inauguration in their classrooms, however, since the Inauguration happened to occur during the third and fifth graders recess time, those students watched the event from the STEM lab.