Like many citizens, Indian Lake Elementary School kindergarten students were excited about casting their ballot.
Although they are too young to vote in the Presidential election, teacher Paula Fout said, “We felt the students are old enough to begin to understand the election process they are hearing so much about. They are excited to get the chance to have an opinion that counts!”
On election day, teachers read to students a book called “Duck for President” by author Doreen Cronin. The students then made campaign posters based on which of the main characters, Farmer Brown or Duck, they felt would make the best president. After that they filled out a simple voter registration form and finally entered the voting booth to cast their ballot in secret. After that, they sported large “I Voted!” buttons.
Final kindergarten results handed the presidency to Duck over Farmer Brown.
Fout said the entire exercise was a lesson in civics, along with literacy, and other kindergarten skills such as name writing, creativity and decision making.
Submitted by Indian Lake Local Schools.