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Election Day Provides Sweet Lesson For Leighton Kindergartners

Kindergartner Adriah Wall flashes a smile as she holds her handmade voter registration card at her classroom voting booth during a recent Election Day activity.
Kindergartner Adriah Wall flashes a smile as she holds her handmade voter registration card at her classroom voting booth during a recent Election Day activity.

Kindergarten students in Heather Wood’s Leighton Elementary School classroom made their vote count on Election Day.

Kindergartner Adriah Wall flashes a smile as she holds her handmade voter registration card at her classroom voting booth during a recent Election Day activity.
Kindergartner Adriah Wall flashes a smile as she holds her handmade voter registration card at her classroom voting booth during a recent Election Day activity.

The tight race over sweet treats excited the youngsters as they learned about the election process.

Wood said she and the students brainstormed together to generate a list of questions they wanted to find answer to about the election process.

She said students were excited to learn that once they reached the age of 18, in about another 13 years, that they would have the right and responsibility to vote.

After the kindergartners discussed with their teacher the importance of voting and how every vote counts, they soon realized that a majority vote wins.

That practice was put to the test as every student in her classroom earned the right and responsibility to cast their vote for which classroom treat would be served on the Nov. 8 half-day.

The students learned how to fill out a ballot, created their own voter registration cards, signed in when the “polls” were open and voted in a private booth.

Wood said the popular choice, and majority vote, was Popsicles.

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