Chess in our Classroom
Each Friday, the students in our class have an hour-long chess lesson with our wonderful chess-master, Mr. B. So far, we've learned about a new chess piece each week. Mr. B has introduced the pawn, the rook, the bishop, the queen, the knight, and the king, in that order. Each week, the students have played a game with the addition of the new piece they learned about. So, the students began by playing the simple "Pawn Game," and have progressed through games of increasing complexity. The students are learning all of the "nitty-gritty" rules that accompany the game, and they are exploring new, strategic ways of thinking. In fact, the students are realizing that their strategic approach to playing chess can help them as students in all of their learning.
Bits and Pieces of our Chess World
"When you see a good move, wait - for there may be a better one"
~ Dr. Emanuel Lasker, Former World Chess Champion
"Queen takes her color."
"Control the center."
"Keep your goal in mind!"
Chess in Action ...
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