Cheers for Chess
Last Thursday, Mr. Lee, our Chess instructor, came to visit our classroom and dove right into the very beginnings of how to play chess. We listened intently as we learned about the different names of game pieces and how they move on the board. We started with a simple game using just the pawns, playing with a partner after our lesson.
According to whitbyschoolorg, there are many benefits to playing chess including:
- Problem Solving. In its most simplistic form, chess is quite similar to a large puzzle
- Abstract Reasoning
- Calmness Under Pressure
- Creative Thinking
- Pattern Recognition
- Strategic Thinking
We look forward to seeing Mr. Lee for the next several weeks! Thank you to Parent Council for providing us and many other classes this opportunity!
Have you ever played Chess? What is YOUR favourite board game?