Fourth graders have started Classcraft in Music with their teacher David Olson. “When we heard David explain what it is we felt very excited!” said Anaïs. “It’s like a lifelong dream come true,” laughed Valerie.
Classcraft is a game to make class better! First, you choose your group in your class and you pick a name for the group. For example “Bear Paws” for Anaïs’s group with Lauren, Mealla, Elsa, and Morjane. Valerie’s group is “The Power of Music” with classmates Dash, Cosette, and Amelia. Second, you a choose a logo for your group like the head of a deer with decorations or a glowing blue tree with stones around it. Third, you create an avatar. You can choose out of three categories: a warrior, a mage, and a healer. Anaïs chose to be a healer so she could heal the people in her group when they get hurt during a battle. Valerie chose to be a warrior because she can protect people and because “I am the best fighter!” she says. Then you can choose from three powers in the level (there are 24 total, maybe) depending on your character.
The goal of this game is to win battles and reach the highest level. You also get points! Experience points, health points, action points and GOLD! With the gold you can get pets and change your clothes but it also depends on your level.
Your teacher is the game master. He gives all the points and sets the challenges. You have to learn things, memorize stuff, be respectful and do good things in class to win battles! When you fall in battle you sometimes have to do something ridiculous in class or do extra homework which is terrible! No one has fallen in battle yet.
David does this to motivate us. Valerie says, “it’s working for me because I don’t want to have to do something ridiculous in class like do the chicken dance.”
Anaïs replies: "I really want to learn more so my group doesn’t fall in battle because of me."
"This game is the best thing ever!” screams Valerie.