Vote in the Classroom: An Election Alternative

Voting is something students are required to learn about whether it is an election year or not. Younger students may have experienced “voting” for which movie to watch or what to eat for dinner at home, but some may have never experienced it. A simple way for students to understand the voting process is to essentially run a class vote. However, just voting for something is not enough. That really isn’t different from some of the class graphs you have made. Students need to be involved in the process of choosing a candidate and supporting their choice.

A simple way for students to understand the voting process is to essentially run a class vote. However, just voting for something is not enough. That really isn’t different from some of the class graphs you have made. Students need to be involved in the process of choosing a candidate and supporting their choice.

An activity that my students (and principals!) loved in the past is voting for a class mascot. You can spend 1-5 days on this activity depending on how involved you want the project to be.

I'm Trying to Love Spiders Book Review

Whether the word spiders bring fond memories of Charlotte or makes you want to run in the opposite direction, you’ll enjoy this informational picture book!

"I'm Trying to Love Spiders" is written and illustrated by Bethany Barton and was a 2016 Children’s Choice Book Award winner. Whether the word spiders bring fond memories of Charlotte or makes you want to run in the opposite direction, you’ll enjoy this informational picture book!

I'm Trying to Love Spiders is written and illustrated by Bethany Barton and was a 2016 Children’s Choice Book Award winner.