Lesson 4, Level 13 - Free Play


#1

I’m not a big fan of the “free play” levels in this curriculum. My students see it as optional and don’t really do anything here. I would like to give them a picture or something to create here. Any ideas from someone who has taught this lesson before?


#2

Hi Kammie,

The free play levels are intended to be optional. We added them for teachers who requested an open level at the end with a scoped tool box. They’re also a place for kids who have completed the lesson to do some open ended work.

In the next version of the curriculum, we’re restructuring the levels to make it a little more clear what parts are a part of the learning progression and what parts are extensions.

Hopefully people have some ideas for how to give guidance for kids who want a little more direction on these levels.

Elizabeth