My students need a variety of board games to teach them skills such a turn-taking, sharing, and following directions. It will continue to help us build our classroom community by giving students shared experiences.
My third grade students are active and engaged learners. They really enjoy being challenged and solving problems. I recently learned that I will be "looping" with my students, which means I will be going to fourth grade with them next fall. I am excited to see the changes from third grade to fourth grade with my class. We will be able to build upon the community we have started this year.
I teach in a diverse, urban neighborhood school where many students are learning how to be safe and respected.
My school is a Title I school and every student receives free breakfast and lunch daily. Many students come from families that cannot provide all the essentials for back to school. I realized that my students have never had the opportunity to play board games at home. Please help me teach lifelong skills that games can provide.
My goal for this project is to engage my students in thought and creativity. Students will learn how to play board games such as Mouse Trap, Sorry!, Trouble, Battleship, Candyland, and more, as a class. They will be able to take turns, share and communicate effectively. Once students have had an opportunity to play all of the games, they will critique what they like about each game and what they would improve.
My goal is that students become board game designers.
They will use the board games to design their own game. They will create the board game, determine the rules and how to play. They will have an opportunity to share this game with their peers. My hope is that students want to take an everyday game and engineer something entirely their own.
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