Based on the book of the Month, Grace for President, first grade classes set to work on helping their youngsters understand the election process. Several first grade teachers decided to have their own class elections for President of the class. The children decided on what characteristics would make a good leader, nominated friends, and then set to making posters and bringing in little treats to sway their constituents. Each nominee wrote and delivered a speech before the voting took place. Below are a couple of the speeches written by the nominees. Obama has nothing on this group of politicians!