Paley makes a new play rule and posts it in the classroom. Have fun coming up with one to three new play rules that foster inclusion and not exclusion during play. Make signs for the best one, or all three and post around the room for a week or so, seeing if you can keep the rules.
Your Own Story
Paley used an imaginary story to help students understand rejection in play. As a class, write one story (use large paper or boards), each group adding to the story, until you have a story that encourages inclusion during play, and/or offers solutions to exclusion as they occur during play.
Draw It Out
Paley imagined a castle with a bird flying her around. Magpie finds a lonely princess in a castle with a doll. Have students create their own version of a castle, with...
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