What is a TASK party you ask?
This party was to last all day. I have 7 classes. Once I started the party, I only broke for lunch, which consisted of writing more tasks. This was the only place the students faltered…well, and when it came to blindly picking a task. (Many wanted to pick and choose their task. It was hard to stop them.)
It really was a fun day. A few kids fought it at first, but ended up having a good time. I think they need that time to learn while they play. High school kids don’t often get that anymore. And bonus, no one was on their computer today. I wish I knew how many tasks were completed today…or at least attempted. It would be fun to figure it out. Perhaps next time.
By the end of the day, my feet were killing me and I was tired. But, I had a counter full of artifacts. I had a hopscotch board and had 2 body outlines on my floor. I had a roll full of photos of the students making and laughing and creating and smiling. I had a heart full of memories. And, I think it set the tone that creativity is welcome here–and encouraged.