Why kids want to vote for the candidates...

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  1. trayums

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    Thought I'd share this cute story...

    we were talking about voting etc and one of my kids told me that they would vote for Obama because...

    HE SAYS PLEASE!!!!!!!!

    I just about busted a gut... So cute!
     
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  3. Aliceacc

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    My 10 year old is absolutely convinced that if Obama wins schools will be in session year round.

    I'm not sure just where he got this idea.

    But he is obsessed with the idea that McCain HAS to win!!!
     
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    That's a cute story trayums :)

    One of my kids wanted to vote for McCain after learning that he played football in high school.
     
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    Here's the scary part:

    ALL of those reasons are better than the ones some adults use to determine who gets their vote.

    At least the kids have a reason they can define and defend.
     
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    Sad to say, but so true.
     
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    We held our classroom election today after reading stories about both candidate's lives, talking about their accomplishments, where they stand in education (ex. Obama supporting after school & summer school programs, McCain supporting schools competing to get the best teachers etc.) and when we tallied to votes on the ballots, ONE child voted for McCain. :confused:Even after I tried to convince the kids to not vote for who they hear about at home from their parents or just because of race etc. So when I asked the one child why he voted for McCain, he was fascinated by the fact that he got shot down in plane and survived. Well....I can't blame him.
     
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    My fifth grade students were also talking about Obama making school year round. None of them knew (or at least would say)where they had heard it, though.
     
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    Soooo true!:dizzy:
     
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    I plan on doing this with my class. I went to TimeforKids.com and got some information. Is there any other places where I can get kid friendly information? Thanks!
     
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    Also... one of my students (4th grade) keeps telling everybody to not vote for McCain because "he wants the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer."

    If you knew this child you would know there is no way she can make that conclusion on her own so clearly she is just saying what her parents told her and she doesn't have a clue what that means. lol. I thought it was cute because she sounds so official when she says it.
     
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    Ahh, my kids are so into this stuff. It's crazy!!!!
     
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    We voted on Monday. PreK-grade 8. When the preK boys and girls came to the library to vote, I heard some funny things. The first boy came to the computer. I told him the candidates' names, and he asked if he was supposed to vote for one of those books! I think he got confused because we were in the library!

    One of the girls voted, then walked away and told her classmates, "I voted for Iraq Obama."

    Another little boy saw the picture of Obama and said, "My family hates him because..." I quickly stopped him before he said any more.

    One of the kindergartners wanted to know when the erection was!
     
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    My daughter will also do this in her class. She is 5 yrs old and she said she wants to vote for Obama. I asked her why and she told me "because Mc Cain is the grandpa and Obama is the daddy!"
     
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    I got some kid friendly stuff from Reading A to Z. I think it is free if I'm not mistaken. Then I bought books about both candidates that are for kids on Amazon. They were really cheap.
     
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    LOL :lol: Those are some of the funniest stories I've heard lately...
     
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    My kids think the same thing! They are also convinced that he will make school last until 5pm.
     
  18. FirstYear

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    We have been studying the election a lot too. We are going to do our election tomorrow and the kids are crazy about it. I am also working hard to try and get them to vote for their own reasons, but it's hard.

    Does anyone know of any election coverage that will be kid friendly tomorrow? I thought it would be fun for the kids to watch what was happening tomorrow and be able to have some discussions about it as it goes on. I don't want to end up showing them something really inappropriate. I was hoping there would be something geared towards kids tomorrow.

    I know I am being hopeful. :)
     

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