Saturday, 21 June 2014

One More to Go - Board Games and a Trip

Can you believe how busy the end of school is? I really wanted to participate in all the great book studies that are going on. Many of those books are on my summer reading list but I just can't seem to get to them for one more week. Maybe I will be able to catch up... For the last few weeks we have been working on creating a board game. Our plan looked like this:
(The clip art and border came from Creative Clips and Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.)  We found some excellent game board templates here.  After we planned out our games, we made them, tested them out, and reflected on them.  Was your game successful?  What do you need to change to make your game even better?

This was taken when they were still in progress.  I'm very proud of what they accomplished!

Yesterday we went on a trip with all of the grade 4's in our school.  The weather was absolutely perfect - sunny and cool!  We went to 'Blades of Glory'.  It is a program that teaches the children about the Medieval Times.  This was my second time going and the students loved it!  It is very well organized.  They rotate through centres:  learning about/petting a falcon, making chain mail, watching a horse practise jousting, trying on armour, learning about/holding instruments from that era, learning about/holding weapons/trying out a trebuchet (I got to do that), and learning about methods of torture/punishment.  Here's a photo of one of my little darlings in the stocks.
Here's a link to a slideshow from 'Blades of Glory' if you'd like to find out more.
Blades of Glory: Medieval Educational Realm

Have a great Saturday night!

1 comment:

  1. Love the board games and that field trip sounds so fun! Have fun your last couple of days!!
    A Tall Drink of Water