Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hey Ya'll and Our Class Election!

Hey Ya'll! After a  year of being a total blog addict I decided to take the plunge and try my hand at joining the blogging world and I must say I am EXCITED about this new adventure. I guess I should start by introducing myself so....
 
My name is Marcy Fambro and I'm a 2nd grade teacher in a small rural town in the great state of Texas! So small that I only have 11 kids!! This is my third year teaching. I spent a year in 1st and this is my second year in 2nd grade! I absolutely LOVE my job! I hope to share my experiences and what it is like teaching in a small town.

I was introduced to the blogging world through pinterest which lead me to TPT a little over year ago and of course I became addicted instantly! I joined the "seller" world of TPT at the end of September and it has been on of the best decisions I have ever made. I never thought that someone would spend their hard earned money on something I created. Getting that first "product sold" e-mail has been one of the highlights of this year so far! I am only 10 sales away from one of my goals...100 products sold! Check out my store Saddle Up For 2nd Grade!

 
 Now onto the good stuff! Yesterday was a big day in 2F....ELECTION DAY! I don't know about your kiddos but mine sure got into some pretty heated "political debates"! They were excited to share their views about "Bronco Bama" and "McRomney"! Oh 2nd graders! Last week our school participated in a district wide election so yesterday we held a mini election from my Election Day Classroom Kit. We created our own voters registration cards and they had to present them before they could cast their ballot.

Please excuse my pictures! They were taken very quickly from my phone!
I called students 2 at a time to cast their vote. Once they presented me with their card, they stepped into our election booth to vote. We had to use our "offices" for our election booth! It wasn't the greatest but it worked!
Once our results were in, we counted our votes and graphed our results. Our winner was....well it ended up a tie!
 
 
After our election I had them complete the writing prompt "If I were the President, I would..." and attached them to our election hat craftivity that was included with the unit.
 
 
 
(Their Stellaluna bat were taken down after the picture was taken!) :)
 
That's our Election Day! What did you do for Election Day?
 
I'm in the process of updating this unit so that it can be reusable from year to year.
 
That's all I have for now! Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check back with more updates from Saddle up for 2nd Grade!
 
Ya'll Come back now ya here!
 
 
Marcy Fambro

 
 
 

10 comments:

  1. Looks great! The president activity could even be reused for Presidents day if someone reads this post after the election!

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  2. Thanks Jackie and that's a good idea! I have a few ideas in mind! Thanks for the follow! You made my day! :)

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  3. Looks great Marcy, I love the writing idea. Welcome to the blogging world:)
    Leslie

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    1. Thanks Leslie! Thanks for joining our blog! I checked out yours and I love your ideas! I'm now following you too! Thanks again!

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  4. Marcy,
    Just found your blog and it is super cute! I am a third grade teacher in Texas and I'm now following you. I would love for you to visit my blog when you get a chance!
    Patti :)
    A Series of 3rd Grade Events

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    1. Thanks Patti! I did check out your blog and it looks great!! I love getting ideas from other grade levels!
      Marcy :)

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  5. Your class election looks like it was super fun! I'm glad I found your blog!

    Jennifer
    Fourth Grade Garden

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    1. Thank you Liliris! Thanks for following my blog!

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  6. This is all super cute!! I am in Canada, so we are just watching the election up here, but I love your stuff. Great to find new blogs!
    Dynelle
    http://firstgradefunmrsdunn.blogspot.ca/

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  7. Welcome to blogging Marcy. I am a Texas teacher too!

    That is awesome that you have sold many activities already! =)

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would LOVE for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance.

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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