How would you vote? Last week, the story in language arts was Vote! by Eileen Christelow. The students read about how a town chooses a mayor. Each class had many discussions and the teachers answered questions related to the process of voting, campaigning with signs and messages sent through the mail and on the television, especially since it coincides with the current midterm elections.
To apply the things we learned, the classes voted on “Proposition 2018 – Should St. John’s have school uniforms?” After campaigning with signs and a debate, the students signed in, received their ballot and cast their vote. One class even had to do a recount since the counted number of votes did not match the number of students in class that day.
Overall, it was a fun way to have the students experience the process of an election. Not surprisingly, the students voted no for Proposition 2018.
By: Miss Amy Neben, 3rd grade teacher