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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Ready, set, VOTE!

Children at R. L. Young are learning about elections and the right to vote. Mrs. Vincent's second graders held a mock election this week. McCain received 11 votes, Barack Obama received 4 votes. The students did a secret ballot with an official Weekly Reader ballot sheet that included a voting check box beside each candidate’s picture.

Each child voted behind the patriotic cubicle. There were even poll workers. The children studied how to get from their state to travel to the candidates' states using directional words. They studied their candidates favorite food, hobby, book, family members and if elected what kind of history each candidate will make.

This is an example of good teaching and how teachers can incorporate everyday life into the curriculum.

Thanks for sharing, Mrs. Vincent!

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