Chad (science teacher, in the blue shirt) and Brent (therapist, tan hat) playing tons of games with the students.
This group was playing Texas Hold-em. (O.K. it was just UNO.... But Texas Hold'em sounded more exciting).
I have no idea what this game was, but it looked fun.
I interrupted a very serious game...
Mike (our English teacher) having a conversation with a student on the side-lines.
The students LOOOVE to play knock-out.
The school had a field day (December) and I did my best to record every moment. There were kids playing basketball... kids playing volleyball and even board games. There was a general mood of lazy fun on campus and everyone could be seen getting involved. At the last field day we had video games (Rock-Band etc.) available for student usage and it resulted in many time-outs, feelings hurt, entitlement and a host of other video-game related incidents. For this reason, video games were not part of our field day and the mood was much improved. It is cool to see a bunch of teens having a blast playing monopoly.For those of you who enjoy rants... here is my first blog rant!
Perhaps we could start a revolution? Get rid of your x-boxes, playstations and game cubes. Want a suggestion? Get a Wii. My family and I have one and we only play games as a family. Not only is it fun, but it encourages cooperative play. Too many people are spending too much time isolating with video games and missing out on real-world connections. This is especially disastrous for young kids who fail to learn basic social skills. And no, talking to someone over a head-set while playing a war-game does not count as a social interaction.