It's here and started this week - Connecticut's Kid Governor! You may have seen posters around the school showcasing past participants and winners of CT Kid Governor. This is an opportunity and experience for solely the 5th grade, however we know the Fatima school spirit will lend amazing support for Mrs. O's class. Anyone in the class can be a candidate for Kid Governor, and everyone can help in the campaign(s)!! http://ct.kidgovernor.org/
Here is some info on the civics program: Connecticut’s Kid Governor (CTKG) is a national award-winning statewide civics program for 5th graders created by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN) in 2015. Timed to coincide with Election Day in November, the program offers each school in Connecticut the opportunity to enter one student candidate into a statewide election that other 5th graders vote in. Classes can vote in the election, nominate a classmate to run for office, or both!
We are really looking forward to hearing about each candidate's platform - an initiative they'd like to see the state of Connecticut adopt! Kids will participate not only in campaigns, but voting as well. This will coincide with our Nation's election day. Stay tuned...