Later they blogged about the election. They colored red and blue states on a large electoral college map that ended up in front of the school. And they had to talk about election night:
- They all watched the results on TV.
- Most watched McCain's speech. Some felt bad for him.
- Almost all stayed up to watch Obama's speech, some said more than once. Several said they recorded it.
- Several wrote and - talked - about their parents crying - tears of joy. If they had not caught on that this election was a very big deal until then, this certainly drove it home.
My kids have been asking me who I was going to vote for, and I've not told them - but my bike (parked in the staff room) has carried a little political message the past few days. Today I told them.
I cannot remember a happier time.