Sunday, October 26, 2008
Letter to the Editor
Emma put a voter survey together last week to find out how many kids in her third grade class are voting for Obama and how many are voting for McCain. Chris helped her draw the chart that she brought to school and then asked her classmates to anonymously check either the McCain or Obama box. At the end of the day she tallied up the results and then drew a bar graph that showed Obama with 22 votes, McCain with 3 votes. We told her that we thought that the Lansing State Journal might publish her results if she wrote a letter explaining her data pool, collection, and methods. Here is the letter (with the bar graph) that she wrote and will mail tomorrow. We're keeping our fingers crossed that this timely survey will be news worthy!