Today, the United States of America chooses its next President. At our house, it means mock elections. We’ve been studying about the electoral process these last couple of weeks, the different parties, and the Electoral College. Today is the big day. The boys will go to the ‘polls’, ‘cast their vote’ and spent the evening tracking election results on a map we’ve printed out.
While we’ve talked about all of the elections that can happen on the General Election Day (voting for Senators and Congressmen, local elections and State/County Constitutional amendments, etc.) we are focusing primarily on the Presidential candidates today.
(this ballot was created as a sample ballot from how the ballots were presented in our county. No favoritism is implied)
Feel free to print off this ballot for your kids and allow them to participate in one of the most fundamental rights and privileges we have as American citizens – the right to vote.
PS. For a little help on the Electoral College – here’s a very helpful video.
Catching up on the layouts I’ve been working on:
See more about our Harry Potter reading tradition here.
We’re not big into sports (save the Olympics, Wimbeldon (which I used to watch with my Dad when I was younger, so have a fondness for it now) and soccer), but we got really behind Food Network Star’s competition this year because our favorite food cable-ebrity, Alton Brown, was one of the mentors.
While watching the show tonight, Connor had the brilliant idea of putting a big “A” on his chest like he sees from the fans at soccer matches on television. So we helped them take it one step further to help rally support for #teamalton!
We’re fans of Justin Warner, for his geek-worthy appeal, though we’d be happy if Martie Duncan made it, too.
I found this wonderful idea over on Pinterest about using a mason jar to collect written snippets of memories for the year, then reading them together on New Year’s Eve - what a wonderful idea!
Come join me over on the Sweet Shoppe blog to learn about my not-so-secret obsession with Mason Jars and how I use them around my house.