With this being said, my Kindergarten team and I wanted to come up with a FUN election for our students to participate in. We wanted something that would help them understand what an election was and how it worked, without the actual politics. I don't know if you have checked out Debbie over at K Is For Kinderrific's page yet or not but you need to!! She is a colleague of mine and I absolutely love coming up with and sharing ideas with her! We both teach Kindergarten at the same school and have a lot of fun! She was a huge help in planning this election!! Seriously, be sure to go check out her page!!
Waiting to hear the speeches
Ms. Burton introducing our candidates!
Showing that it is important to shake hands and be kind! :)
Time for the debate!
Ms. Penny, our Kindergarten Assistant who we LOVE!!
Ms. Stephanie one of our amazing secretaries!! We LOVE her!!
Our voting booth!
Super excited to vote!!
Thumbs up if you voted!
Kellen really wanted to make sure I took his picture while voting :)
Ms. Penny came around the morning of the voting and gave every student a penny that said "Vote for Ms. Penny" How cute!!! She also promised them a popcorn party which she did follow through with and the students loved!!
And the winner is...........
The boys and girls had a great time with this election and I am sure it is something they will remember. We also did an Opinion Writing Piece on why we voted for the person we did. I am of course home and left these at school so I will be posting some of them soon. Be sure to come back and check it out and please remember:
Be Kind!!! :)