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Global Day of Play
Global Day of Play
Alicia Burton
Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Global School Play Day:  One Day. Nothing But Play.

CLICK HERE for pictures from our busy day of play!

While in school, academics are extremely important; we also believe that developing the whole child is just as important. Not only do I strive to provide each child with the best possible education, but also work to instill good character and problem solving skills all while having fun.

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019 our 5K-3rd grades will be participating in the Global School Play Day 2019.  Global School Play Day started in 2015 and it is one day set aside for students to play and to help raise awareness about the necessity and benefits of unstructured play.

We will follow the guidelines below on Wednesday…

NO SCREENS - NO STRUCTURE - NO INTERFERENCE

No Screens:  Students are strongly encouraged to bring their own favorite toys from home.  The only requirement is that the toys may NOT require batteries or electricity.

No Structure:  We will not attempt to organize or structure student play.     However, I will give students options.

Crafting Construction/Building

Board Games, Puzzles, Cards Dramatic Play

Manipulatives Things that Go (trucks, trains, etc)

No interference:  We will let students manage their own play unless there is

something that will physically hurt another child.  

Other than taking a few pictures/videos, it is my goal to be invisible and let the kids play.  This is a time for unstructured play, not teacher-led lessons. We are so excited to see what our kids will come up with!  

While this is a time for play, students will still be expected to follow and show the Wildcat Way.   

The following are our goals during this time:

Goals:

I can be kind to my friends, share materials, and take turns while playing with others.

I can listen carefully to others, share and compromise, accept responsibility for my choices and respond to feedback from others.

I can use my imagination while playing with others.

If you are curious about learning more about the benefits of unstructured play visit the official GSPD website and the resource below:

www.globalschoolplayday.com

https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/play-day/?fbclid=IwAR0GDrtOxATho7L25YRZdG50GjU_5DvWOksFXoqSTAJCBeQy0BGZx4Mh7ns

We’re very excited about this day and am looking forward to watching our kids explore, problem solve and get creative.