Day 2 of trying out this play based learning business went pretty well! I still need A LOT more work and tweaking to figure out how to get that right balance between the play and the learning.
I borrowed this idea from a teacher at another school and the kids went nuts!
Here is what I put out for them:
|I put out paper, dice, markers and pencil crayons.|
My hope was that they would catch my drift and create some games and boy did they ever!
|This is the start of a Minecraft game!|
|This is “Gummy Land” which looks like just a picture but actually had an elaborate game structure to go with it.|
|This game even had game cards to go with it!|
We did this on a Friday and on the Monday I spoke with a couple parents who said they spent all weekend playing the game!