An 8 year old writes:
“Jesus died and rose again, and there is power in that name."
During our unstructured time,
students were encouraged to engage in things that are of interest to them. This
student chose to write. This simple yet powerful sentence says a lot about his
thoughts, community, and emerging beliefs.
Imagine how much can we learn about others when we give them the
opportunity to just be. Unstructured
time, whether at home or in school, is said to be a positive aspect to child
development, it gives students an opportunity to work, think, organize, play,
reflect even daydream. Research suggests that daydreaming leads to creativity
and innovative ideas. Many families believe that children need to always be entertained, but see what they gravitate towards if given some unstructured time.
What did you notice with your child or students?