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What would you do if you were president?

Children shouldn't have to deal with actual politics, especially since these days politics can be far too hurtful and controversial! I think it's best to go in a different direction with kids.
What would you do if you were president? I asked my students this question, and their responses were absolutely delightful!

This year, on election day, 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!

What would you do if you were president? I asked my students this question, and their responses were absolutely delightful!


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