With this being a presidential election year, our classrooms have been engaged in civics education. With every presidential election year, we have our students participate in a mock elections. Next week our grades 3 and 4 students will vote on their favorite ice cream flavor and our students in grades 5 and 6 will vote on the presidential candidates. This, coupled with the focus civics and democracy in the classrooms will provide our students with important lessons about about our government and citizenship. We will not engage in dialogue or debate about the political issues within this particular election process, but focus only on educating our students about the election process, citizenship, democracy and civics. Here is a civics education link that has some great information should you want to talk at home about the election process.
Have a wonderful weekend!