First graders in Mrs. Lisicki’s classroom held a mock election today for the fictional character who would be president of room 19. The candidates were Duck from Doreen Cronin’s books and Dr. Seuss’s the Cat in the Hat. The students researched each “candidate” by reading books about the starring characters, then developed a list of qualities that would make each a good leader. They also designed campaign posters for each character. After casting their ballots in an election today, Duck – or rather President Duck – was declared the victor.