Wednesday, November 5, 2008

We Voted

This week in the Pre-K we have read the following books. We have talked about the voting process (as much as you can on a four year old level). It is funny to hear how the little ones interpret things. Today when I was handing out a project for them to do, one of my little guys said, "Teacher can we vote on this"? I thought it was so funny, but I was also proud because voting made sense to them. They got it! I love all of these books but next time you are in the bookstore read through My Teacher For President by Kay Winters. It is so cute. You will love it. The illustrations are awesome too.
Today when the students entered the classroom they were all made to stand in a line and enter the voting booths that we made for them. They looked so cute stepping into the little cardboard boxes. Each was given a ballot and a black crayon.Once they made their decision we gave them an I VOTED sticker.
Vanilla was the victor it scored 15 points while chocolate scored 11. We will celebrate victory on Friday with a vanilla ice cream party! With Sprinkles of course!
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A special thanks to April @ The life of me plus three and Elaine @ Matters of The Heart for honoring me with this super cute award!
I love it. I think it is way super cute. I also think both of the ladies who presented me with this award have great blogs. You guys should head on over and check out what they have to say!


1. Post The Award on Your Blog
2. Link to the one(s) who gave it to you. See names above...
3. Link The Original Post Here (Since I have 2, I am skipping this rule, sorry)
4. Pass This Award On To 5 Deserving Friends
5. Post These Rules.

I would like to present the award to the following ladies.

Lions, Tigers, and Boys Oh My : I just love her. You will too. Click on over and see for yourself.
Wandering DC: Super fun blog with entertaining post and sweet comments.
Shell In Your Pocket: A blogger who shares some of the exact opinions as me. : ) What a smarty! lol.
Sweet Simplicity: A fun filled blog that entertains and takes you along on business trips.
From The Desk of Mrs. S: A fun blog, with good advice. Girl, I hear ya on the chocolate.

I have been a horrible blogging buddy for the last week or so. I have been so super busy! I am sorry that I haven't been commenting to all of your blogs in the last few days! Things will calm down within in the week I think.. I hope. I pray. lol. I have lost another follower. Ugh. For some stinkin' reason that drives me nuts...












51 comments:

Jennifer said...

What a cute picture and a great idea for your class! My vote is for Vanilla too!! LOL! Congrats on your award!

Mamarazzi said...

you are the most fun teacher EVER!!

love it!

angie said...

What an excellent way to teach them about voting.

In my daughters class they voted on chocolate candies. Krackle bars won. I'm still scratching my head over that one.

Celine said...

That's such a great idea Becky!
I love it!

Julie said...

thanks for sharing that... I want to get those books for my kiddos

Wendy said...

I LOVE your neat idea's!!! You are such a wonderful teacher, giving these kids the very best start on their educational journey.

And you lost ONE follower! You have 99 others!!!! I have 6!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
Wend...xx..

Rhonda said...

What a fabulous idea!! That was so cute!

Rebecca Taylor said...

What a cute idea!

Kelly said...

Don't worry about taking time for yourself, people will understand.

I love that you had the kids vote!

Sandy Toes said...

I was just stopping by and there I was..how sweet and thank you! I just love the pictures of your class...just so creative and fun!! Love it!!
-sandy toes

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

love the voting treat!

"J" said...

You are such a FUN FUN FUN teacher!!! I love it!!!!! Wooooooooooo-Whoooooooooooooo for Vanilla!!!!! I want an ice cream party!!!!! =) Gosh, I miss my good old school days!!! lol

Congrats on your award!!!! Cute!!!!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Thank you so much for the award-I always love to see what you've written...so funny, so witty-Thanks for the honor to join you!
(I am still trying to figure out who left my blog-I know it is crazy, but can't I have a reason??)

Rebecca Jo said...

What a fun way to get them voting!!!! But I'd have to go with Chocolate....see - everything I vote for lost yesterday - boo!!!

Be sure to take pictures of the winner of the election - vanilla ice cream!

The White Family said...

Your such a fun and creative teacher!!

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

I love the voting! Yay for Vanilla that is my fave too!

Jen said...

that is so cute. what a great way to teach the young kids. I wish Hayden's school would have done that.

Emily said...

you are such a fun teacher.. and how adorable is your class! I used to want to be a kindergartin teacher!

Michelle said...

How fun to get the little ones involved in the process.

Elaine said...

You are the best teacher ever. I am not kidding, I wish my kids could be in your class. You do amazing things with them.. You should be so proud....

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Definitely with sprinkles! haha! You are such an awesome teacher!! Congrats on the award well deserved! :)

Jo-Jo said...

How cute! So, are you going to run for president next?

Grand Pooba said...

What a cute idea for you're class! So much fun.

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Clifford for president... hmmmm, not a bad idea! :)

And you are a fabulous teacher!

Heather said...

Way to go vanilla! I totally would have voted for chocolate though! :D

Jennifer said...

What a fun idea!!! And how educational too - you are like the best teacher ever. (o:

I love me some vanilla - as long as I have a ton of FUDGE to drizzle all over it!

Joy said...

How cute is that waht a great way to "study" the whole voting process with the little ones!

Julie said...

I want to try to get some of those books. Although I do not have children, I love children books and like to have some good ones to use when little ones do come visit me. I think including you Pre-K students was such a great idea. I'm shocked the little kids didn't pick the chocolate ice cream! That seems to be a favorite with kids!!

Have you heard of the alphabet books? "A is for America." "P is for Pilgrim."

Jamie @ Baldwin Bungalow said...

I LOVE that voting idea - you're so creative!

You're just swimming in awards - I gave you one on my blog, too :)

- C - said...

Such a cute picture of all those little kids!

Rachel said...

Too cute! Your a fun teacher! You Rock girl!

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

Congrats on the award and Congrats on a job well done with the children. I'm glad to see teachers explaining the importance at such a young age. Enjoy your ice cream party

Susie said...

What a great education of the process. Very cool:-)

Deb said...

what a great idea! i'm sure they can't wait for the ice cream party~

i would have done a write in and voted for strawberry.

Melissa said...

I always think it is a great idea to get the kids involved and excited with the whole voting process!!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Very cute. My daughter's pre-k class voted juice (apple, grape, punch). She voted punch, she found out today that grape won. It was a nice opportunity to explain democracy (as much as you can with a 4 year old.

But while in line to vote with me she asked what kind of juice I would be voting for. *L* Too cute.

Lindsey said...

You are the best teacher! I love your voting idea!

Congrats on the award!

Liz said...

What a great idea to introduce them to voting and what exactly was going on yesterday.

stefanie said...

So fun! Great idea to teach them voting on their own level. Me, I would have written in mint chocolate chip!

Lana said...

Love the voting idea with your class! How cute! I am sure they LOVED it! We also read "My Teacher for President"! Even 4th graders loved it!!

Megan said...

You are the best teacher EVER. Seriously!! Thanks for the award!! ;)

MoziEsmé said...

That's where I would have created a dictatorship and brought in the chocolate!!! What a great learning experience... :)

Stu Pidasso said...

That is so cute. And I'll bet the kids had a good time too! GB!

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Amy said...

That is a great "voting" memory for your students. Hopefully, they will not be disappointed when they go to vote for real when they grow up, only to discover that there is no vanilla ice cream with sprinkles involved. Sigh...but in perfect world...That would make the long wait in line a lot more fun, amen?;)

Congratulations on your award! Woo Hoo!:)

Now, on to more important business...I finished Twilight...and have already started New Moon. I am officially loving them! Thanks to you, I now want all of my family to be quiet and let me read. LOL!;) I'm just teasing, sort of.;)

Have a great weekend!
Big hugs,
Amy:)

georgie said...

I wish my beans had you for a teacher!!! my middle bean was 'almost' suspended for political beliefs this week!

stopping by to say HI from secret santa central....

Casey's trio said...

I love all the books for voting that your shared with your class!

Heather Bug said...

You are a dream teacher! How much fun to get to vote on ice cream and then get to eat it the next day! Also, you are teaching them while doing such FUN things! You make me want to be a teacher! I hope you are fabulous!

Carla said...

So I even looked up some of those books btw . . . had to get one.

You are one of those teachers that as a parent, I (and I'm sure a few more would join my cause) dream of for when your child goes off to school . . .

Megan said...

You are such a great teacher! I love Clifford and Sesame Street books!

Straight to Your Hart said...

What a darling way to vote..and then to celebrate...!! I LOVE icecream.

BTW that might have been me not following and then following. I accidentally put anonymous follow.. from my profile section. I can ONLY see that I am following you nobody else...even the one I follow. How do I get more??tehe!!