I am writing this on Tuesday night and watching the election results. This post is not political in nature. I just wanted to share a little story.
As many of you know I teach kindergarten. Last week our school held a mock election. We talked about voting in our class. I asked each child to tell me a reason why they liked the candidate they chose. Most of the children replied that they just liked him. One little girl said she picked John McCain because her brother's name was John :) I set up a little voting booth. The children each went behind a curtain to cast their votes. Our class voted 9 for Barack Obama and 6 voted fro John McCain. After we tallied our votes I asked the children which candidate had the most votes. From the circle of children came a very loud "O'Rock O'Mama!!"
When I awake tomorrow I will know whether my class made the winning prediction or not.
OK, I admit I stayed up way too late to see who won! While I was surfing the internet I saw a that a friend on Facebook posted the following quote.
Rosa sat so Martin could walk, Martin walked so Obama could run, Obama is running so our children can fly.
I just found this quote so powerful!