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Greenvale Games

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Greenvale Games
by Eastchester District Website Administrator - Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 9:24 PM

Student building an arcade gameWhen you take ordinary boxes and add creativity – the result is something extraordinary!

Before the holiday break, fourth-graders in Andrew Becker's and Loriann Cassaro's classes constructed arcade games from boxes for their fellow students to play.

The inspiration for the Greenvale arcade was Caine's Arcade. In 2011, a nine-year-old boy named Caine built a cardboard arcade in his father's auto parts store in Los Angeles. A documentary filmmaker happened to stop by and produced a video about the boy as a testament to his talent and innovation.

Group of students working togetherGreenvale students followed Caine's example in their own arcade and used many skills to create their games, including math, problem solving and art.

One student suspended a paperclip from a string to grasp candy. Other students made their own pinball machines, ball toss games and variations of basketball.

"It was really fun and creative. You can make so much more out of cardboard than you think,” said student Riley Ferguson.

To learn more about Caine's Arcade log into this website

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