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Global Play Day

On February 5th, 2020, Walt Whitman Elementary School participated for the first time in Global School Play Day 2020 (GSPD.) On this special day, students engaged in play that did not involve the use of any electronic devices. They engaged in unstructured play with classmates and other students in their grade. GSPD has been promoted by “Psychology Today” and is being celebrated at schools around the world. You can learn more about the benefits of unstructured play by visiting the official GSPD website: www.globalschoolplayday.com . Global School Play Day serves to foster the very skills our youth struggles to engage in organically. Such skills include communication, strategic thinking, conflict-resolution, commitment and compromise.WW students playing cooperatively on Global Play Day! WW students playing cooperatively on Global Play Day! WW students playing cooperatively on Global Play Day! WW students playing cooperatively on Global Play Day!

Third graders making rainbow looms. Third Graders build a cup fort. Third graders playing with Legos. Third graders playing backgammon. A rainbow loom belt. A giant cooperative game of don't break the chain. A giant game of don't break the chain. A giant game of don't break the chain. A giant game of don't break the chain. A giant game of don't break the chain. A giant game of Twister. A giant game of Twister. Fourth Graders making a pyramid out of cups. Fourth Graders making a pyramid out of cups. A giant game of connect 4. Fourth graders playing Clue. A second grader making a maze. Third graders playing with solo cups. Third graders doing splits on a twister board. Fifth graders playing a game. Fifth Graders playing a board game. A fifth grader coloring. Fifth graders making bracelets. Fifth graders playing cards. Fifth graders crafting. Fifth graders playing cards. Fifth graders playing a game. 2nd graders playing the marble game. 2nd graders playing battle ship. 2nd graders playing with string. 2nd graders playing a board game. 2nd graders building a car port. 2nd graders having a bean toss. Fourth graders drawing. Forth graders playing Bingo. Fourth graders playing cards. Fourth graders building with magnets. Cup stacking. Free play in the gym. Students cooperatively playing on Global Play Day. Students cooperatively playing on Global Play Day. Students cooperatively playing on Global Play Day. Students cooperatively playing on Global Play Day. Students cooperatively playing on Global Play Day. Students cooperatively playing on Global Play Day. Students cooperatively playing on Global Play Day. Students cooperatively playing on Global Play Day. Students cooperatively playing on Global Play Day. Students cooperatively playing on Global Play Day. Students cooperatively playing on Global Play Day. Students cooperatively playing on Global Play Day. Students cooperatively playing on Global Play Day. Students cooperatively playing on Global Play Day. Students cooperatively playing on Global Play Day. Students cooperatively playing on Global Play Day. Students cooperatively playing on Global Play Day. Students cooperatively playing on Global Play Day. Students cooperatively playing on Global Play Day. Students cooperatively playing on Global Play Day. WW students cooperatively playing on Global Play Day. WW students cooperatively playing on Global Play Day. WW students cooperatively playing on Global Play Day.