I spent most of Tuesday doing election things with my kids - comparing and contrasting Obama and McCain (did you know Obama's favorite color is purple and McCain's is lime green? These are the pressing issues we cover in first grade), coloring Obama or McCain pictures, having mock voter registration and mock voting. Obama won in my class by a landslide, and that was before I told them who I was voting for.
This morning when I got to school I was stopping all the kids I know in the hall. I asked, "Who did you want to win?" "Do you know who won last night?" EVERY kid I asked said Obama, and EVERY kid knew he won. A group of girls told me that their families let them stay up to watch who won. One girl told me, "When they said Obama won, my sister and I started jumping on the bed!"
The population of my school consists mostly of Somalian refugees and "Mexican refugees." I was inspired by not only how excited they were about Obama, but about the election process. Considering that most of their families aren't even able to vote, I was really proud of how they got their kids involved.
It makes me excited for the next four years all over again!