The Handwork teacher

I am a mother to two beautiful girls and I teach Handwork and Fine Arts in our local waldorf charter school in Arizona.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

4th grade in politics



So my 4th grade are REALLLLLLY into politics.....its not in their main lesson, its a self induced passion.

For the past 3 weeks they only want to talk about Obama and every teacher they pass on our walk to the Handwork room they ask "who are you voting for"

So to scratch this itch...so to speak

I decided that we would have an election in Handwork class. A book Election and the winner would be the president and they should all read the winning book.

They were very excited. They had to choose a party (a color) and the book (the candidate).

Then a week later I would have them cast their ballets in the voting box.

Sooooooo, yesterday was the day....we had an election I had little pieces of paper cut and a box with a slit that was on a table behind a screen and they each went over one at a time and cast their ballet.

THEY LOVED IT!!!!!

and the winner was

DRUM ROLLLLLLLLLLLLL

the winner was a book I can't even find a picture for

"story of an Ugly Kid"

and the Vice President book was

Obama's book (which they have not read but some said they want to get it on Audio and listen to it in the car)

and then there was Harry Potter as 3rd place.


Without getting to much into the whole REAL aspect of politics. this seemed to make them really happy and satisfied.

3 comments:

saongiri said...

I love your blog- I'm in the process of developing a handwork program for a charter school tht is starting in my area. the school is going to be a "green" school and I think handwork is such an important aspect of our relationship to the earth. I'd love your input!My email is saongiri@aol.com if you'd be willing to answer a few questions.
Sarah

saongiri said...

I enjoy your blog very much. I'm in the process of developing a handwork program for a "green" charter school opening in my area. I think handwork is such an important part of our relationship to the Earth. I'd love to ask you a few questions if you'd be willing to answer them. My email is saongiri@aol.com
Sarah

Poppy and Mei said...

Fabulous idea! XXxx