Anyone not familiar with Ada Elementary’s government day might have mistakenly thought the cheers that came from the media center on a recent Thursday could have been from a sporting event, a birthday, or a visit from a much-loved storybook character. But those loud, triumphant, jump-out-of-your-seat reactions were in response to the passage or defeat of real bills argued and voted upon by a mock House of Representatives and Senate. Students in the fourth-grade classes of Bridget Bennett, Emily Wheeler, and Stacy Redmond took part in the annual event, started by now-retired teachers Meg Deegan and Linda Manica. Government day is an experience-based approach to learning about basic government skills, specifically how a bill becomes a law. The entire day is completed through role play. To read more about how these Ada Elementary fourth-grade students are ready to lead, and to see pictures of the students in action, click here for the complete story on School News Network.