Election fever is sweeping Lighthouse Elementary. On Monday, November 5th, the school will be holding its own mock Presidential Election. Students in the K-2 school will learn about the process of voting by registering for and receiving a “voter ID card,” which they will bring with their school ID when they cast a realistic ballot in special voting booths. At the end of the school day, when the votes of all 756 students have been tallied, the winner will be announced on the school’s afternoon announcements.
“The 2nd Grade Gifted students have been learning about elections in Social Studies,” says teacher Chris Childress. “This is a fun way to enrich their studies and is a culminating project on the unit.” Ms. Childress, who is organizing the event, says the students will be making biographies about the candidates at an age appropriate level, and they are looking forward to sharing what they have learned with the rest of the school. On election day, the 2nd Grade Gifted students will be out holding campaign signs they have made, manning the polls, and even tabulating and reporting the votes. “It’s an incredible opportunity for our kids to learn about their right and responsibility to vote,” says Principal Leslie Bolte.
For more information please contact Ms. Bolte at 561-741-9400 or email@example.com .