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Fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Henkel and her students had their first debate of the year

Fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Henkel and her students had their first debate of the year.  An introduction started with "Write TIME for Kids" student handbook and followed with two 8th grade AVID students Briana Vasconez and Bianca Bermudez introducing the concept of Philosophical Chairs to 4th graders.   The debate was on school uniforms.  Students got to choose which side they wanted to be on pro or con uniforms after researching the information on their laptops.  Besides the two opposing sides, there was a handful of students sitting in the middle of the classroom who didn't know which side to support.  Many of the students brought up great points during the discussion from citing the text which then caused students to change their viewpoints and switch sides.  It was a challenging and intense debate.  The students did a fabulous job!

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