Kindergarten election: Hamburgers beat hot dogs!

By on November 5, 2014

Kindergarteners also vote for swings and bikes without training wheels

The voice of the young voter was heard at Bonfield Elementary School Tuesday. Kindergarteners there prefer hamburgers, swing sets, and bikes without training wheels. Xavier Soto is in the voting booth. Standing with him (left to right) are McGuire Henry, Aliya Anne-Huhn, and Akaylee Torres.

The voice of the young voter was heard at Bonfield Elementary School Tuesday. Kindergarteners there prefer hamburgers, swing sets, and bikes without training wheels. Xavier Soto is in the voting booth. Standing with him (left to right) are McGuire Henry, Aliya Anne-Huhn, and Akaylee Torres.

Three classes of kindergarteners at Bonfield Elementary School skipped Tuesday’s gubernatorial race and went straight to what really matters — hot dogs or hamburgers?

And like America’s pastime, the ball park frank is no longer No. 1. The final tally showed that burgers are preferred, 35 to 29. The vote in Mrs. Hart’s afternoon class was an even 11 to 11; however, there will be no tie-breaker.

“They’re going to work together,” school district officials reported.

Other races included swings vs. slides, with swings being the playground favorite 39 to 25; and the tightest vote of the day, bicycles with or without training wheels. Bikes without won, 33 to 32.

Tuesday was a first-hand introduction to the voting process for the students from Mrs. Hart’s and Mrs. Getway’s rooms. They talked about the importance of each vote, and everyone took a turn filling out their ballot.

The boys and girls learned about tally marks, how to form them in groups of five, and then practiced counting by fives to come up with the vote totals. They also learned about how to handle winning and losing.

The students discussed their thoughts of what an election is and what it means to vote. And they discussed election vocabulary words such as register, ID, campaign, and results.

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