Playing with Purpose
Julia Applebaum is sure her classroom has more fun than any other the district. Sing-alongs, zombie growls and disco globes aren’t merely interludes or breaks from curriculum. For her five students, they are the lesson.
“My son used to come and hang out (in my class) and he said to me, ‘Mom, you just play all day.’ And I said ‘Yes, but did you realize that when I was doing this, the kids were working on that? There’s a reason for the things we’re doing,’” Julia said.