Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election 2008 - Voting At School

My school's cafeteria is a polling place. Today, after reading our Scholastic News magazine about the election and Obama and McCain, we went to tour the polling place. When we were done, I had the kids sit in the back of the cafeteria and fill out a special kids ballot for the two top presidential nominees. After voting, I gave the kids an "I voted" sticker. When we returned to class we tallied the votes. I didn't vote. I also refused to tell them who I voted for this morning in order to not sway the vote.

Here are the results:

Mc Cain: 0

Obama: 18

Tomorrow we will compare our results to the rest of the Country!

7 comments:

Robin said...

Yay, kids!

mari said...

HOW brilliant are your kids?!?! I say your class is the best Poll yet! Great work! Thank you for being such a great teacher, and for educating our young people (and Sabi) so well! :) xo

MsAbcMom said...

I just heard that at our local jr. high it was 900+ Obama and 47 McCain!

Team Serrins Springfield said...

18 -0. Wow. That's serious. So he gets all the electorial votes for your classroom. At my nephew's school it was 388-72 for Obama and I strongly suspect that some of the 72 just marked their ballot incorrectly. Maybe kids really get it?

MsAbcMom said...

Kids do get it.

I told my class that we could compare our results today with the country's. They said that they already knew he would win and they didn't need to wait to know for sure!

cindylu said...

Your kids were on point!

Gina Coggio said...

My students are staunchly democratic. They, like yours, are all in love with Obama. We are so happy he won!