Before we voted, we read a Scholastic News magazine about the candidates and about the election process. Then one of our 5th grade teachers sent her students around with their essays on who they thought should be elected. The read their papers to our classes and gave the students some good information on each candidate.
Our school is 3 stories. On the 2nd level is 2nd and 3rd grade ( plus our academic center, computer lab, and music room). So the 2nd floor was our precinct. The 3rd grade team made this uber cute voting booth for our floor
|Outside of the booth|
|Inside of the booth|
We sent our kid's out of room to this lovely lady here. This is Miss G. my pre-student teacher. She ran our precinct. Each class had a color assigned to them. She checked their voter identification cards to make sure they were who they said they were. :) Then she crossed their name off of the list and gave them their ballot. We had some that had Mitt Romney listed first and some that had Barack Obama listed first, just to be fair. :) She also gave them an " I VOTED" sticker afterwards.
Then they brought their ballot over to this box. The big box behind it was so that Miss G. could dump the little box out because it filled up FAST!
|This is one of my peanuts putting her ballot in the box.|
The kids loved it and I think they, and I, learned quite a bit in the process. Sorry, this post was not the next day as I said it would be...busy, busy, busy. :) Hoping to get a few more posts in over the next couple of days. I take a bunch of pictures intending to post and it doesn't always happen. I'm clinging to the fact that I am posting WAY more than I did last year. Going to go enjoy the rest of The Voice and Dancing with The Stars. I get to attend a conference tomorrow so I get to sleep in a little! :) Enjoy your Monday night friends!