Announcing our First Writing contest of the Year!

We are kicking off our writing contest off with a contest dedicated to our Presidential Election. We have been talking in our classes about the Presidential Election and what the president does exactly. We came up with a list of jobs the President has 1. Passing Laws, 2. Making a budget for how the country will spend their money, , 3. Making policy which are plans for the countries future, (E.G. the president come up with a plan for education, the environment, the countries defense , the presidents makes plans for every facet of our country. These plans are called his policy. 4. He also puts together a group of experts called a Cabinet to help him make policy and help him decide what to do. 5. He appoints judges on the Supreme court, 6. He works with other nation’s leaders, making decisions on how we will interact with other countries. 7. He makes speeches and keeps the nation informed on how things are going in our country, 8. He leads the armed forces.

This is just part of what a president does. It is as extremely big job. So here comes our writing assignment what qualities do you think a president needs to have in order to lead the nation. List at least 5 qualities or traits you think a person needs to be president. Things like honesty, loyalty, or being strong (tough), being forgiving, having patience, being brave, being kind, and perhaps empathy ( the quality of being able to understand other peoples pain as if it were your own). List five qualities that you think a president should have. Describe how these qualities would help a person leading our country. The entries should be no longer that 1 and 1/2 pages handwritten. All entries must be typed in here. Prizes will be gift certificates to ToysRUs . The Deadline is October 2nd

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You can download a rubric of how entries will be judged here later in the week.

8 responses

  1. niko

    I think a president should be helpful because if somebody is hurt he could help them. He deals with a lot of people who are in serious trouble he must be a helpful person.

    September 25, 2008 at 1:49 pm

  2. besim

    i think a president should be brave because if he isn’t brave nobody would follow him. and if he isn’t brave no one will support him

    September 25, 2008 at 1:53 pm

  3. dwayne caleman

    i think the presidwnt should be helpful because of emergencies and hurricanes. When these things happen people are in trouble and sometimes die. They need help

    September 25, 2008 at 1:55 pm

  4. Tyjhe

    The president should be more educated on medical things cause if some one was dying he could do C P R on people in case they need it he can take they shirt off and push on his chest and do that mouth to mouth thing.

    September 25, 2008 at 1:58 pm

  5. Jason P.

    I think a president should be educated so he knows how to run the country and what do.

    September 25, 2008 at 2:00 pm

  6. javon

    i think the president should be helpful to other people because when the people are in trouble they need some one to make decisions that are fair to all people.

    September 25, 2008 at 2:01 pm

  7. Robert

    The president should be tough Because if there was a war he would lose. He needs to stand up for himself and his country

    September 25, 2008 at 2:08 pm

  8. Alberto

    I think the president should be loyal to other people because he needs to gain the respect of his cabinet, staff and country.

    September 25, 2008 at 2:13 pm

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