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Books and Ballots

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First grade teacher Bernadette Forthmuller at Babylon Elementary School recently combined literacy and civic engagement by leading her students in a mock presidential election based on their reading. The class first read three books, “Duck for President,” “My Teacher for President,” and “Grace for President.” Then, each student was given the opportunity to decide which of these characters they thought was the best candidate. The first graders then filled out mock voter registration cards and were given ballots on which to cast their votes by placing them in a ballot box outside of their classroom.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021