- What other games include movement?
- How can you organize yourselves to play and create games?
- crab walking race
- yoga mat jumping
- lily pad throwing
Currently we are exploring the PYP Transdisciplinary Theme 'How We Organize Ourselves' through the central idea 'We move in different ways and for different purposes. Ms. Alison noticed that during our free playtime we were often playing and inventing games that involved movement. She recorded a few of these on video and showed them to us, following up with two questions:
We were really excited by the second question and immediately started discussing our ideas during a class meeting. We separated ourselves into groups based on our interests in specific games that were proposed during our group conversation:
Planning Our Games
First we worked in our groups to plan our games through discussion, drawing and writing. Each group then met with Ms. Alison to have a conversation about the games which we recorded using the Audioboom app.
Through the conversations, some of us decided to make changes or additions to our games. Later that week, all of us agreed that the games were ready to be played! We moved around to different parts of the school that the groups thought were the best spaces for playing the games. The groups then presented the rules and format of their games and we played!
Game 1: Crab Walking
Game 2: Jump on the Mats
Game 3: Throw the Pancake
Continuing our Interest in Games
The next week in our PE lesson we wanted to show our games to Mr. Nathan. Since then, we have continued to pursue our interest in inventing and playing games that involve movement. In our main classroom and PE classes we've been encouraged with different equipment and materials. Stay tuned to our blog to see how we're continuing to make the connection between movement and organizing ourselves through games!
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