This year's club was different, and very encouraging. Every Friday when I went to the school, I remembered what I'm doing this for. The kids show up and play, but they're not in their little worlds, they're talking and playing and helping each other and just being kids, and when I see them all playing the games on the site I feel that yes, this is a good thing I've started and I really think it would be fabulous if there were tons of clubs like this all over. And it's not hard to do; the supervisor's job is to enforce the rules (no off-site playing, no Facebook) and to help sort out technical problems like getting on the site or getting back to it when they push something wrong. The kids can report their successes right on the site or the leader can collect them and send them to me to build the brain puzzles with.
So I'm trying different things, including restarting this blog. Subscribe for luck, and I'll see you in the funny papers.