I got up early this morning and went to my polling place on the way to school. So I was proudly wearing my “I voted” sticker all day.
Our third grade classes have been learning about voting and elections the past few weeks. They voted for their favorite cookie (Oreo beat out chocolate chip). They watched videos and read texts, taking notes, which they used in brochures they created with facts and text features telling who can vote, how we vote, and what we vote for. Later this week, they will be imagining their own “brand” of cereal, designing a cereal box, and pitching it in a commercial- then voting for the most persuasive.
Today they went on a field trip- to our school gym, the neighborhood polling place.
They got “I voted” stickers, too.
Planting new seeds of democracy…