Dear future leaders of America,
Yesterday you took part in a class activity by participating in an election! As you sat down in our carpet, you learned how we would vote for our favorite class book and the way our election would go. I saw the excitement through your eyes as you patiently waited in line for your turn to voice your choice. I heard side conversations and whispers held between each other about your passion towards Pete the Cat and The Three Little Pigs.
Today, when you came eagerly through the door, the first thing you asked me was, "WHO WON MS. TAMEZ?!". I told you that after much counting, the winner had been chosen. Many of you clapped, some of you said, "Aww!" with a sad look on your face. A lot of you remembered who you had voted for because somehow there was still a little mark on your hand with the color of your choice.
Now, when you're old enough to read this, if you ever do, you probably won't remember the importance of this lesson and what came out of my mouth as I was teaching you. So...for the kids who magically find this blog entry somehow, let me tell you this... As you were voting for this class election, America was voting for their 45th president at the same time. While in the world there were many different opinions and mixed feelings about the outcome, you gracefully accepted your loss and cheered for the winner.
Science tells me that you won't remember many of the things that occurred to you before the age of five. Faith however, tells me that you will remember this, and if you don't it's here posted for you to revisit.
My wish for you is to always voice your choice, to always read and be knowledgeable about your options, to gracefully accept differences, and most importantly, to always remember you are powerful and you are what makes this country a fantastic place to live in.
P.S. Pete the Cat took the win :)