For April 2, St. Vincent’s chess students met in the Parish Hall for "bughouse." Dr. Root had four students demonstrate how bughouse is played while other students gathered around to watch. Dr. Root also provided a poster with rules and verbal explanations of those rules.

Then she created balanced teams. That is, a student in the advanced class was assigned a beginner as a partner. Students in the intermediate class paired with each other. The rules for bughouse are in People, Places, Checkmates: Teaching Social Studies with Chess.