Students in Kate Zimmer’s first grade class at Watson School were excited by the arrival of Today Show correspondent Jenna Bush Hager on Oct. 19. With the 2012 presidential election rapidly approaching, the students have been learning about the voting process and the importance of their voices being heard.
According to Lauren Bella, the Rockville Centre School District’s Information Technology Specialist, Hager came to Watson School to tape a segment about how young children learn about citizenship. The children sang about democracy and Hager witnessed them vote in a mock election.
The students are looking forward to watching themselves on the Today Show in November.
“Watson School was honored to welcome Today Show correspondent Jenna Bush Hager to observe democracy in action,” said Watson School Principal Joan Waldman. “It is never too early to teach our children the principles on which our nation was founded.”