Sunday, October 26, 2008
Reconciling the Lists and Kindergarten Voting
I've got my chore list ready... laundry, grocery shopping, housecleaning, laundry, ironing, costume hunting, laundry, and possibly some baking thrown in for good measure, after, of course, another load of *laundry.*
I've also got my "I-wanna-do" list ready... finish a few banners to put on Ebay, sort through my pile of magazines (tearing out the pages I want to keep for my Inspiration Binders), start my holiday shopping list, paint my fingernails and toenails a Halloweeny shade called "Black Diamond," and of course, win the lottery... so I never have to do laundry again.
Something tells me not ~everything~ on my wanna-do list is going to get done.
Though I have already voted, my kindergarten students will be discussing elections and voting this week, before Election Tuesday. My aide made a ballot box out of a copier paper box with lid (she cut a slit in the top and covered the box with patriotic blue paper) and we'll be using the puppet center's curtained wall for the voting booth. I'll be creating our ballot this week to include our favorite story (Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See, Blueberries for Sal, Green Eggs and Ham), song (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Shake My Sillies Out, I Like to Move It Move It), and school lunch (popcorn chicken, PB and J, or pizza). I'll also make "I Voted" buttons for my students to wear:
Election predictions from *this* kindergarten pundit?
Favorite Story: Green Eggs and Ham
Favorite Song: I Like to Move It Move It
Favorite School Lunch: Pizza
Matthew has a downloadable mock election ballot if you'd like to use one with your students!
I'm now only nine away from my
400th blog post!
Don't forget the paper banner giveaway I'm having to celebrate!