Law For Kids News
The results are in!!!!
Arizona classrooms designed a Project Citizen portfolio surrounding a public policy issue that is important to them and their community. Each portfolio was presented and judged during our annual Project Citizen Showcase on May 8th, 2015. The portfolios were also made available online for a popular vote!!! The portfolios received 4,946 votes from across the state. The classroom with the highest votes will receive a $250 Amazon.com for their classroom as well as a $10 giftcard to Target for each student. The following Portfolio received the most votes:
"School Lunch Program"
Franklin Phonetic Primary School
Ms. Goeke, 6th Grade
Congratulations to all of the portfolios submitted!!!
2015 Project Citizen Portfolios
- "Air Pollution in Arizona", Smith Jr. High, Mr. Popovich, 7th Grade - TO VIEW, CLICK HERE!
- "Lighting the Dark Zone - Street Lights", Smith Jr. High, Mr. Popovich, 7th Grade - TO VIEW, CLICK HERE!
- "School Lunch Program", Franklin Phonetic Primary School, Ms. Goeke, 6th Grade - TO VIEW, CLICK HERE! (ACCESS CODE NEEDED - 7756747)
- "State Park Crisis", Smith Jr. High, Mr. Popovich, 7th Grade - TO VIEW, CLICK HERE!
- "Taste Trumps Color - Food Dyes" Lineweaver Elementary School, Ms. Matchett, 6th Grade - TO VIEW, CLICK HERE!
In celebration of Law Day 2015, Arizona classrooms submitted their top 5 laws for our LawForKids.org "Create a Law" Competition. One hundred laws were submitted for consideration which brought in over 28,000 votes!!! Congratulations to all classes and students who participated. Below are the final results and competition winners for 2015. Each class will receive a $250 Amazon.com giftcard, a $10 Target giftcard for each student and a LawForKids Club Sticker.
Cactus View Elementary School, Ms. Replogle, Ms. Replogle's Reptiles, 5th Grade - All of the schools in the state should have one or more SROs. They should be out on the playground because that is where most of the bullying happens. SROs can help protect school equipment and they can run a Bully Patrol Squad and inspire kids. 128 Votes
Franklin Jr. High, Ms. Taigen, Taigen Second Hour, 7th Grade - No Texting while Driving. Texting and driving will result in a fine of $300 dollars. If you get caught twice your parents will be notified and might even go to jail. 2,414 Votes
South Mountain High School, Ms. Sargent, Teen Court #1, 10th Grade - In order to qualify for food stamps, you must pass a drug test. 247 Votes
To view a list of classroom law submitted, CLICK HERE!
In celebration of Law Day 2015, Arizona classrooms have submitted their type 5 laws for our LawForKids.org "Create a Law" Competition. To vote for your favorite law, CLICK HERE!
1. There is no limit to the number of times a person can vote.
2. Teachers share this page - http://www.lawforkids.org/Law-For-Kids-News/favorite-law-2015 - with your students, family and friends and have your students share this page with their family and friends.
3. The Competition is divided into three levels (elementary, middle and high school).
4. One class with the highest votes from each level (elementary, middle and high school) will win a $250 Amazon.com giftcard and a $10 Target giftcard for each student (maximum of 30).
5. Voting will remain open through Monday, May 11th at midnight.
6. The winning laws from each level will be posted on this page!
7. The teachers of the winning classrooms will be contacted on Wednesday, May 13th.
8. Giftcards will be mailed immediately following notification to the teachers!!!
9. To vote, CLICK HERE!
10. To view a list of classroom law submitted, CLICK HERE!
LawForKids.org is continuing our annual tradition of hosting a statewide “Create A Law” Competition in celebration of Law Day 2015!!! Follow these steps for a chance to win a $250 Amazon.com giftcard for your classroom as well as a $10 Target giftcard for each student (maximum of 30 students). All participating classes will become a member of our LawForKids Club and will receive our LFK Super Hero sticker for each student and will be showcased on our LawForKids Club webpage.
- Have your students work individually or in small groups to create a NEW LAW or change an EXISTING LAW! This law should be relevant and meaningful to their lives. Have the students brainstorm ideas for a new law or a law they would like changed in Arizona. If students are unsure as to whether the law exists, have them research it on www.LawForKids.org.
- Once students have created a law (either individually or in groups), have them vote on their top 5 classroom laws.
- Submit your classroom’s top 5 favorite laws (5 laws are required per classroom).
- Each classroom’s top 5 favorite laws will be posted on LawForKids.org for the week of May 4th to allow students, parents, family and the community to vote on their favorite law submitted.
- Three classrooms (one from each level - Elementary, Middle & High) who have the highest votes will receive a $250 Amazon.com giftcard and the students from that class will each receive a $10 Target giftcard (maximum of 30 students in a class).
- Teachers can submit 5 laws for multiple classrooms.
- All classroom laws must be submitted online by Friday, May 1st.
- The Laws will be posted online for voting May 4th. Voting will close on Sunday, May 10th at Midnight. Students, parents, teachers, etc. can vote as many times as they prefer!!!
- Giftcards will be mailed the following week.
- To submit your classroom laws, click here!
Student Instructions: Share this page and site with your teachers. All laws must be submitted by a classroom teacher.
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