Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Breakout Edu

Some of you may have heard about our Breakout sessions. Or maybe you have heard about the clues, and the locks.

Breakout Edu is a great way to get students up and moving while learning. I am loving playing these games with the students, and they are begging for more! 

Our first Breakout game was a blast!

The first clue involved three digit addition that they had to solve, those clue led to a different clue, and on and on. There was a black light and QR codes involved as well. Once they figured out all the clues and unlocked the box, they had a pass for an extra recess!

Our second started with the story of Peter Rabbit. 

Then, we moved to our game. 

This one was a bit more tricky for them. They took the entire 30 minutes!
This game was based on the story “Peter Cottontail” by Amanda Stephens.  Every year, Peter Cottontail brings Easter baskets filled with bright and beautifully colored eggs and sweet yummy candies for each of the children in Green Valley.  “Higglety pigglety, happy Easter!  Peter would shout as he hopped from house to house.  On Easter morning, the mommies would be dressed up in their new Easter bonnets and the children would munch on their Easter candy.  Every Easter was the same, until one year, on the day before Easter…..Wily Wolf has decided there would be no more Easter fun.

“Those bunnies make such a big deal out of Easter,” Wily grumbled.  They sing and dance and they have so much fun, but they NEVER invite me!”  “I’ll show them!  Wily the Wolf waited for Peter Cottontail, hopping along the Bunny trail, and let out a loud, “Roar!”  Peter dropped his baskets and the Easter eggs scattered all over the ground.  Quick as a wink, Wily the Wolf swooped in and scooped up all the eggs and put them in a big lockbox.  On his way into the forest to get away from Peter, Wily has hidden his eggs.  To remember where he left them, he has hidden clues around our classroom in the lock boxes that will lead us to the combination for the Easter Eggs.  We have to use the clues to figure out each lock and collect the Eggs and candy before Wily comes back!

At the end of the book, addition problems came out that let to one of the locks on the box.

The next puzzle was a word maze that led them to open the five letter word lock.

The third and fourth puzzles led them to a directional lock code and a key lock.

They had a blast and I cannot wait to facilitate another one this week for Earth Day!

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