Getting Our Zoom Rhythm
One thread of learning we've continued to explore via Zoom is games. When we were last in school our main game of focus was hopscotch and we were beginning to branch out into creating our own board games. We continued with that thread some last week and expanded upon it is this week. In addition to various versions of bingo, we also added guessing games.
Number and Shapes Bingo
Stuffed Animal Guessing Game
Ellie's flamingo clues: It has pink and white and black and long legs.
Fletcher's cat clues: It's white and orange. It has an orange nose and whiskers. It has yellow eyes, stripes, big ears,a tail and paws.
Olivia's pig clues: It's pink. When you press her belly she makes noise. It lives in a farm.
Animal Drawing Guessing Game
In the second version of the guessing game children (and their adult copilots) were invited to draw an animal and then give clues about what they had drawn. The children are continuing to expand their understanding the art of how to give clues, not just give the answer!
Lane's butterfly clues: It lives in summer. It doesn't like the cold. It has 4 wings.
Wolf M's lion clue: I drew a lion.
Emilia's octopus clues: It lives in water. It's not mean. It's orange.
Sharing Favorite Games
On Thursday the children were invited to share about a favorite game they have/play at home. Some games involved dice, others involved cards, some used both. There were games like Hoot Owl Hoot that a number of children have and play at home and other games that some children were learning about for the first time.
Evelyn describing the special die involved in her game: It's something. You have to roll it.
Emilia describing Gnomes At Night: There's boards and you have to find the treasure. There's a timer.
Fletcher describing Hoot Owl Hoot: They go on each color of the rainbow. (Who are you racing?) The sun!
Wolf B describing dinosaur bingo: You have to get 4 to win.
Wolf M describing his bird game: You go around and around to the castle and you get opportunity cards. This is the geese; then you get to move to the geese (on the board).
Palmer describing Outfoxed: Whoever eats the pie goes first. Four people can play. There's a red hat, a green hat, a blue hat and a yellow (game pieces). You have to guess the bad guy. There's a good fox and bad fox.
Paper As A Material
Since paper is a material that many people have on hand we explored different ways to use it this week. Melanie led us in an awesome pop-up card making session on Wednesday. The cards were very different and all fun! We hope you mailed yours to brighten someone's day!
For Friday's call many children made paper hats/crowns. It was fun to share some details: stickers, names, paint, glitter, ribbons, flowers, sandpaper(!) etc.
We appreciate all the parent support: signing your children up for Zoom calls, copiloting during meetings, posting on Seesaw etc.
Weekend Challenge: "Hopscotch It Forward"
Draw a hopscotch for a friend or neighbor to play.
Encourage them to pay it forward and draw one for someone else.