Greenville elementary teacher helps students learn election lessons

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – While the elections are over, emotions are still running high among students at Falkland Elementary School.

Teachers at the school said it is important to let the students express their feelings, and fourth-grade teacher Kelly Zimmerman allowed her students to share their opinions Wednesday afternoon.

“Many kids already had an idea of who they want,” said Zimmerman. “As teachers, we try and give them both sides and be impartial but just give them the facts and let them decide instead of being influenced.”

Many chose Hillary Clinton and said they’re upset she didn’t win.

Zimmerman said she hopes her young students understand they can be the change they want to see in the world.

Many of her students want to start Wednesday by writing a letter to the new president.

Zimmerman hopes parents also take the time to explain to their kids about voting and how it can shape their future.

Child development experts say that is a good way to display good sportsmanship, regardless if your candidate wins or loses.

WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s