Sunday, November 6, 2016

We Voted in Room 101!

On Friday morning the students in Room 101 had a mock voting session. This is the first year Massachusetts has had early voting and there is no school on Election Day, so we needed to have our mock election early. The students found their picture ID (Their lunch card) and brought it to the check in table where they said their name and Mrs. Parnell asked them their street address. Knowing where they live is a standard that needs to be learned by the end of the school year. Some of our students knew their address and others did not. We will continue to work on this throughout the year, but practicing at home can be helpful.

The students voted behind privacy dividers and placed their ballot into the ballot box when they were done. We talked about how voting is a secret and we will tally our results on Monday. We did have a lively discussion about the two major candidates when we worked on our Let's Find Out earlier in the week. We also read Duck for President by Doreen Cronin. We will read My Teacher for President tomorrow and we will share the journal entries the students wrote about what they would do if they were the president of the United States.

When the students finished voting they colored their own badge that said that they voted. 

We all posed with our I voted badges in front of our new November bulletin board. The students asked a few times during the school day about the results, but we ran out of time on Friday. We will be tallying our results tomorrow. Stay tuned. We will post our results soon. I wonder if we will be able to predict the United States new President. We will have to wait to see!

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