On Monday, I presented a professional development workshop at Audubon Elementary for the teachers. I forgot my digital camera but was able to take a few pictures with my phone camera.
I presented, “Stories on Board: Creating Board Games from Favorite Tales.” I showed the teachers my method of turning folktales into board games that the students create. They story-mapped, chose stories, and then worked in groups to create their board games. Finally, they played their board games and then traded games with other groups and played theirs.
Here are P.E. teachers playing the game they created to teach health concepts based on the story of “The Tortoise and the Hare.”
This is a group of teachers playing “Lil Red’s Tale,” based on the folktale, “The Little Red Riding Hood.”
This game is called “3 Pig-Opoly” based on the story of “The Three Little Pigs.
It was a fun workshop and the teachers appreciated a new technique that integrated reading, writing, and even mathematics into an engaging learning activity they could share with their children.
Until next time…