Yesterday, my class participated in Global School Play Day!
Thank you to the Bedley Brothers and Twitter for introducing me to this project! The power of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) triumphs again!
I was heavily influence to participate in #GSPD after listening to this eye opening presentation:
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On Monday, I emailed parents, shared "The Decline of Play" video, and asked for games to be brought in for our #GSPD event.
On Wednesday, we had a few curricular blocks, but we were able to have two solid play sessions.
The sessions were sensational!
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Although I did not play, I contributed a classic play item, the box.
Students contributed games and toys.
Fuzzy friends join the class for the day!
First, we talked about the rules.
There would only be ☝, the Golden Rule.
Let the play begin!
Al fresco jumbo jacks.
No one had ever played!
Paper folding and pyramid building!
Who doesn't love a box?
Hilarious Head Bands!
Sorting, categorizing, and creating games
Monopoly Empire was a hit!
Not sure the name of this game, but it looks like you need to slide the starred disk through the small slot and into the goal to win.
Building is always a favorite.
Check out that fancy floor! How many ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands were used to create this mansion?
Snappy, our crocodile friend from Darwin, Australia, learned to play the game of Life!
What is your opinion of Global School Play Day?
Would you recommend it?
Leave a comment explaining the benefits of play.