Fun and Games

So many rewards can come out of connections made through blogging and global collaboration.

I love watching my students learn about literacy, maths, geography, technology, history and all sorts of things about life around the world with their blogging buddies. It is such an authentic and memorable way to learn.

Last November when we were working on the Our World, Our Stories project, Mrs Yollis’ class shared one of their favourite playground games, Bamboo.

This video below, courtesy of Linda Yollis and her students, explains the game.

Bamboo became an instant hit. As Mrs Yollis’ class describe in this November post, our blogging friends around the world quickly started enjoying this unique game.

Three months on, Bamboo is still extremely popular at our school. Students from my 2011 class have introduced the game to the other students, and every lunchtime and recess the parallel bars are swamped by children of all ages.

I remember being at school and learning new games from students who had come from other schools, or from friends and neighbours who went to other schools. Now children from all over the world can so easily connect for fun and learning!

How can we encourage student centred sharing?

4 Replies to “Fun and Games”

  1. It’s hardly surprising a game like this has caught on. After first seeing it last year, I enjoyed watching other schools adapt the game to their play equipment. It is a fun, fitness game. 🙂

    Teacher, NSW, Australia

    1. Mrs Kathleen Morris says: Reply

      Hi Ross,

      I hope we see a lot more great sharing like this in the future. I love seeing things like this take off that are 100% student led!


  2. Hi Mrs Morris and 4M
    We had a look at your blog today to look at how other classes blog and what they write. Your blog on learning a new game was really interesting and we liked the game of Bamboo. We also talked about what student centred sharing was. It’s amazing how we can share what we are doing in our classroom with others in other parts of Australia, or even in other parts of the world.
    Kind Regards
    Mrs Todd and 4T
    Mount Annan Christian College

    1. Mrs Kathleen Morris says: Reply

      Hi Mrs Todd and 4T,

      I’m glad your students enjoyed learning about Bamboo too! It really is amazing to see what students across the world can share.

      Happy blogging!

      Mrs Morris

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