I have to admit, growing up I had no interest in politics. When I was eligible to vote for the first time I distinctly remember going with my mother and father to the polls and we all voted for a different person-so my question was "aren't our votes just cancelled out"? I didn't understand the electoral vote process and how that worked. I probably learned about it in school but like my French language elective and home ec, if you don't use those skills you lose them. I now consider myself to be very informed. I watch the news every day, I read newspapers online. I follow a variety of people on Twitter who have a variety of opinions. I know where the candidates stand on issues I care about like education. And not just the Presidential candidates but local races, even our new School Board nominees.
Teaching this election has been pretty tough. I make it a point to remain neutral but when you hear 5 year olds strongly backing the candidate you are also for it's hard to chime in with them. We have been talking a lot this week about what a President's job entails. We have read stories about past Presidents.
So I asked them if they were President, what would they do? Here are their answers (I really liked the illustrations!) :