Modeled after the popular Chess Club, the Board Game Club will provide fun, challenging student interaction – no electronics allowed! This HEF grant will stock the club with a wide variety of games, including something sure to interest any student.
As students meet once per week for an hour before school (specific day TBA) unique learning opportunities will present themselves while they play and chat across multiple grade levels; perhaps with those they have never met. They’ll develop sportsmanship, camaraderie, and find a safe place to practice social-emotional learning and problem-solving skills. Game-playing can also teach a host of other life lessons including patience, assertiveness, good sportsmanship and eye contact.
Each quarter, with the help of the parent volunteers, the club will focus on a specific theme such as interpreting body language and tone, or on using appropriate communication. In this age of electronics and personal devices, the Board Game Club offers a reprieve from isolated play in the form of good old (and new) fashioned board games.
Glen Lake Elementary
Submitters: Thomas Reger, Paul Spreitzer, Anne McGraw, Katherine Whitnah