Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Kindergarten Votes...

Kindergarten joined the rest of our school (and Country) in voting for President of the United States. We got our voter's registration cards and went up to the library to vote. We put an "X" by the photo of the candidate of our choice. The voting was overwhelmingly for Barack  Obama. Our kindergarten totals were 31 votes for Obama and 4 for McCain. After the actual election results across the U.S., as votes Kindergarten, so votes the country! ;-) We were so excited to participate in our own small way, in this history making event!
We extend our congratulations to Mr. Obama!


3 comments:

carrokm said...

I think having the children vote is such a wonderful idea. It is so important to teach children things that imitate real life. Intergrating things like voting into their curriculm is great! We also had our third graders vote in a mock election. We had them stand in line and go up to secluded boxes to fill in their ballots. The children felt so important and couldnt wait to go home and tell their parents that they voted too. We also did alot of lessons on voting and the canidates who were running. They were very interested in the information they learned. Every morning when we came in they would want to tell us more facts they had learned about the election, and it was great!

Bob Greenberg said...

Our third grade class also voted. We used our computers. Every student in every school in Bridgeport, CT got to vote. Guess who won? Barack Obama got 85% of the vote. We thank you, Illinois for our new President.
The Brainwaves

Anonymous said...

Great to see kindergarten classes blogging with other students around the world!