Elementary students cast ballots


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Indian Lake Elementary Kindergartener Sam Johnson casts his ballot on Tuesday while his classmates wait in line to do the same.

Indian Lake Elementary Kindergartener Sam Johnson casts his ballot on Tuesday while his classmates wait in line to do the same.


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Indian Lake Elementary kindergarten students Lux Kipker and Nixon Lillard show off their “I Voted” badges after participating in a mock election.


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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.

Indian Lake Elementary Kindergartener Sam Johnson casts his ballot on Tuesday while his classmates wait in line to do the same.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2016/11/web1_IL-election-1.jpgIndian Lake Elementary Kindergartener Sam Johnson casts his ballot on Tuesday while his classmates wait in line to do the same. Courtesy photo

Indian Lake Elementary kindergarten students Lux Kipker and Nixon Lillard show off their “I Voted” badges after participating in a mock election.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2016/11/web1_IL-election-2.jpgIndian Lake Elementary kindergarten students Lux Kipker and Nixon Lillard show off their “I Voted” badges after participating in a mock election. Courtesy photo

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Submitted by Indian Lake Local Schools.

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