Our second graders received a timely lesson about democracy and good citizenship when they were able to practice voting this week.
They marked pretend ballots and slipped them into the ballot box as fellow second graders played the role of poll volunteers.
It was a wonderful lesson on how the democratic process works. One young second grader wondered if he had to put his name at the top of the ballot, just as he does with his homework. Learning about the difference, he quickly completed his ballot, glad to know that his voice was heard and his choice registered.
When these second graders turn 18, they’re likely to remember the lesson they learned this week about the importance of voting.