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Leighton Kindergartners Learn About Voting

Students in Heather Wood’s classroom at Leighton Elementary School recently learned in a fun way just how much every vote counts.
On Election Day, the class participated in their own electoral process where the young voters were asked to cast their ballots in a private booth for a classroom celebration party. Each student had a choice to make: pizza or ice cream, and all students celebrated when Wood counted the ballots and pizza edged out ice cream with a 9-8 vote. Wood said the students cheered at their upcoming reward, as they all wore their “I Voted” stickers.
The fun lesson encompassed a miniature lesson about Election Day, complete with learning to be a good citizen by performing their civic duty of voting. As a class, they read “Clifford for president,” discussed vocabulary words, such as: ballots, candidates and Election Day, prior to the class election.

Josh Snyder, kindergarten student at Leighton
Elementary School, signs in vote with his
registration card during his class election to
determine a party with either pizza or ice cream.
Teacher Heather Wood offers the fun activity each
Election Day to teach her young students about the
electoral process.

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