For the next few days teams met to discuss their blueprint, review what structures were needed, and work through possible conflicts. During these days, the group started together to look at what was happening in the larger community before moving off to work on their specific community.
The blueprint became an essential part of the planning and creation of each community. It also gave the group an opportunity to discuss what structures are wants vs. needs. We had to talk about how a pool would not be built before a store.
We did find the need to establish expectations in regards to what the building bar could have and could not have. The group determined that a 5 minute time out would be the penalty for having inappropriate building materials like lava, TNT, arrows, potions, masks, and armor.
The alternative assignment that was selected was a writing assignment using Minecraft Story Starters by the Multi Taskin' Mom.