With official voter registration cards in hand, Pre-Kindergarten students in Henrico County filled the Primrose Polling Place ready to cast their vote for something that is very important to them: which special dessert will be served for the school’s upcoming Monthly Birthday Celebration. There was support on both sides, and it was clearly a close race, however in the end, the vanilla ice cream with blueberries and strawberries was the winner! Children will be reminded that their votes counted as they enjoy their special red, white and blue snack next week!
Prior to casting their votes, the students gathered together to learn about the voting process, and listen to the children’s book, Duck for President, read by our special guest, Manuel Alvarez Jr., Goochland County Board of Supervisors.
Primrose School at Westerre Commons, along with Primrose schools across the country, created this election event to help teach young children about civic responsibility and the presidential election.
Manuel Alvarez, Jr. Reading to The PK class: Pre-Kindergarten students from thePrimrose School at Westerre Commons listen to the story, Duck for President read by Manuel Alvarez, Jr., Goochland County Board of Supervisors.
Casting the Vote: Primrose Pre-Kindergarten student, Erin casts her vote at thePrimrose Polling Place. The children’s Election Day provided an opportunity to talk about civic responsibility and the voting process.
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