Tuesday, November 04, 2008

We Have a Winner!

News Release; 4 November 2008


It was a hard fought battle but the results of the Official Ice Cream Election have been counted, re-counted, and certified.

Moose Tracks/Bunny Tracks - the same thing - won with 36 votes. The runner up with 32 votes is Cookie Dough.

There were 172 votes and not one "hard to read" vote among them. After the Texas votes had been counted Cookie Dough was up by a 2 to 3 margin. Moose Tracks ruled when the internet votes were added.

Things we learned as reported by Nolan and Arielle:

Recounts are not fun. Wait until all the votes are counted before you guess a winner. Lots of people like to vote.

My comment: This was a "bit" of extra work to do a lapbook and a mock election - but I think it generated more interest in politics in the children than simply reading books would have done. I want to carefully say this. Once again, I've learned to trust my instincts. We had NO printed curriculum, no pre-paid lapbooks or ideas....

I wanted to participate in some local options. I felt they would be "better" than what we could do at home. When we prayed and looked at our schedule it became apparent that fitting something else in was not an option. What I thought was "second best" turned out to be "first best" for US. We were able to really focus on it, fit it into our schedule....we pursued the various areas of the process that piqued each one's interest (and left others out)....we homeschooled....something that any parent can do regardless of their "primary" educational choice. ::snort:: Thanks again for all who participated in the election. GIANT thanks to those who responded weeks ago with links they'd found and helped me compile that big "election study resources" in the side bar.

NOW - which of you are doing a Thanksgiving, Christmas or Castle list of resources?

©2008 D.R.G.


Linda said...

LOL, DeEtta! I did NOT know I had chosen the same blog layout as you as I rarely go to anyone's actual blog but read them all in Google Reader. Ha, ha!

RZ said...

I have never even heard of Moose Tracks/Bunny tracks. If vanilla wasn't #1 then obviously your results were biased. :) You need to publish the full results.

berrypatch said...

Check out this link for castles...

:-) HSS has a bunch of stuff for Thanksgiving & Christmas & check Beth's freebie blog for TONS of Christmas links. I'm sure she has Thanksgiving too. ;-)

It sounds like you have fun, engaged the children, and they learned! Good job!

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Linda - I usually read in google reader too - so hadn't noticed your new look....can't remember why I was at your blog.

RZ - is that you, Roy? Yes, I find it a bit suspicious that the local votes were SO heavinly Cookie Dough....I wonder if we had some voter fraud over the internet? ::Snort::

I'll be checking those spots, Lisa. You bless me.

Linda said...

I will gracefully disagree that Moose Tracks and Bunny Tracks are the same.

Moose Tracks (my favorite, particularly Denali Moose Tracks) is just vanilla ice cream, mini peanut butter cups, and the thick fudge ribbon throughout.

Bunny Tracks has vanilla ice cream, peanut-butter filled bunnies, chocolate covered peanuts, a fudge ribbon, but also a peanut butter ribbon. Bunny Tracks has more textures to deal with.

And I love YOUR new look...the header picture is lovely!

Cynthia said...

Moosetracks is definitely a favorite around here as well.