This past Tuesday, each Kindergarten class held its own election! In advance of voting day, our teachers talked to the children about the fact that elections are not always about choosing a president, and that many times, we vote in order to create change by voting for laws. Then, they worked in teams to create ballot boxes and private polling stations at their tables and registered to vote.
In House KC, for example, the students voted for whether or not they would like to add a new classroom job - locker monitor. They discussed the pros and cons and were all very excited to vote! On election day, House KC voted 12 to 6 in favor of adding a locker monitor!
In House KA, they had to vote on a new classroom rule: “When we have birthday celebrations, should we get our water before the story begins so we don't interrupt the reader or should we wait until the end of the story?” The result...13 to 3 in favor of getting water before the story!
House KB voted on whether or not they should have a "number line order" when they line up as a class. The students voted YES on this proposition, so going forward, each student has been assigned a number, and they will line up according to their number.