Students in Kate Zimmer’s first grade class at Watson School were abuzz over the arrival of Today Show correspondent Jenna Bush Hager last Friday.
With the 2012 presidential election rapidly approaching, the students have been learning about the voting process and the importance of their voices being heard.
Hager, the daughter of former U.S. President George W. Bush, came to Watson Elementary to tape a segment about how young children learn about citizenship. She was delighted to hear the children sing about democracy and witness them vote in a mock election.
The students' segment will air on the Today Show in November.
"Watson School was honored to welcome Today Show correspondent Jenna Bush Hager to observe democracy in action," Watson Principal Joan Waldman said. "It is never too early to teach our children the principles on which our nation was founded."