Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Election Day

Today and the last few days, we've had kindergarten, appropriate discussions about the election.  Many kids had a lot of schema about the candidates and the President's job.  We had our own Election Day today!  We read Grace for President and Duck for President.  We talked about the importance of being an informed voter and that voting is a big responsibility.

The kiddos each had their own ballot.

Then they dropped them in our ballot box.

Then we tallied up the votes.  Of course, I take every opportunity to sneak authentic math into everything we do.  Counting votes gave us a great chance to talk about "greater than" and "less than" and the differences between.

We also talked about how to appropriately react when either your candidate did win the election or did not.  This experience made learning about government and democracy so much fun and relevant to them!  I hope you enjoy talking about the kids' voting opportunity today!

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