Happy Election Day

Today H.M.S. held a mock election. Students were eager to head to our computer lab to cast their vote via iPad. They were also pretty eager to talk about where they think tonight’s election is headed. Although we won’t know the results of our student body’s poll, I’m 98% sure of the outcome based on this short conversation today.

Me: “Did any of you get to vote last period in your Social Studies class? Did you enjoy casting your vote?”

Student 1: “Miss Lewis, have you voted yet? Who are you going to vote for?”

Me: “I’m heading to the polls as soon as I get out this joint.”

Student 1: “Who are you going to vote for?”

Me: “I’m not telling you who I voted for.”

(Simultaneous Shouting Ensues)

Student 1: “That means she’s voting for Romney!”

Student 2: “She probably wants Romney to be her boyfriend!”

Student 3: Leaning in from his seat in the front row, spits out- “REPUBLICAN!”

Me: “Now just simmer down. There’s no need to get nasty. Voting is done privately and I have the right to decide if I want to share that information with you or not. Don’t be mean about it.”

Student in the front row: Giggling to his neighbor- “heh, heh, heh… I just called her a Republican.”

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