As we get closer to the holidays, our students are getting more antsy. They want to move around more and find it hard to sit still. This is where The Walking Classroom comes in!
The students like the idea of getting up out of their seats and leaving the classroom. They really enjoy listening to the different podcasts and getting outside for some fresh air. We have been taking district tests all week, and it is so helpful to be able to get out of the classroom for a bit and learn at the same time!
Sometimes we have to walk indoors due to cold weather. Either way, the kids still get excited! As a teacher, I appreciate the silence when we are walking indoors. It’s so easy to stay quiet when the students are focused on listening to The Walking Classroom’s podcasts!
We’ve been talking about figurative language lately. To support this, on our walks we have been listening to lessons covering idioms, similes and metaphors, and alliteration and personification. There are good examples that the students can relate to on each of the lessons. On the idioms podcasts, I appreciate that the lesson offers a definition of the word first. It’s a helpful reminder for my students!
It is wonderful that the Walking Classroom complements what we are learning in the classroom. When we get back from our walks, the kids take the post quizzes and score well on them.
When I say, “Okay, kids, we’re going to do the Walking Classroom today,” the kids shout, “Yay!” It’s so exciting to hear students get happy about learning again. Thank you!
4th Grade Teacher
Gilbert Willie Elementary