Some stories about the Journey to the White House:
Girl (noticing a picture of Barack Obama in the classroom): Hey, I know him! He's the guy who goes on TV and says, "I'm Brockabama, and I'm-a PROVE this message!" (Picture her doing the attitude head move.)
Another day, we had a very oversimplified discussion of how the Democratic and Republican parties believe different things. At recess, two kids were arguing over whether or not orange juice was disgusting (don't ask), one of my boys yelled out, "Text-to-self connection!" I just had to know.
"Why is that a text-to-self connection?" I asked.
"Because she thinks orange juice is good and he thinks it's nasty," he replied.
He pointed to my pocket chart with pictures and facts about the candidates. "When you read us that paper, you said that those two," (indicating Obama and McCain) "believe different things, and now THESE two," (gesturing to the OJ kids) "believe different things. Text-to-self," he concluded with a smug nod.
Can't argue with that logic.
I'm planning to hold a mock election in the classroom. Should be interesting to see how they choose. McCain was quite popular, because he flew planes... until they learned that Obama was born in Hawaii.
If only all decisions were that easy.