Since I really didn't want to deal with the REAL presidential election this week, (Far too controversial! I want to stay neutral!) I decided to go in a different direction.
First of all, we voted for our favorite Indoor Recess Game. Sorry won, with Battleship a close second. We graphed our votes, and drew some conclusions from the data.
A couple of days later, we had a fabulous discussion.
I asked them what they would do if they were President of the United States. Their answers were amazing!
Here are some of my favorites:
I would get rid of smoking.
I would expect people to try to get along.
I would get rid of drugs.
I would make sure people stopped hurting each other.
I would have people smile more.
I would let people wear their hair however they want.
I would have the rich people use their extra money to help the poor people.
I would get rid of junk food.
I would make everyone read.
I would make sure people are healthy.
I would make people exercise.
I would get rid of bullies.
Honestly, I was inspired and proud! I half expected "typical" kid answers: no homework, no bedtimes, more video games... but they didn't go in that direction at all!
They've got my vote!