I feel so fortunate to have my class participate in The Walking Classroom program this school year!! I set it up so that we walk twice a week, but the kids would love to do it every day! We bundle up well when the weather is cold, and we just start walking. The kids never complain about the weather! They are so excited about hearing another podcast that they don’t even notice.
I love listening to the kids’ comments before and after our walks. Getting outside to learn is such a treat for them, and they like to predict what they will be learning. Once the lesson is over, they love chatting about the podcast with each other, and they are eager to write about their new knowledge in their “Listening Journals”.
My favorite part about The Walking Classroom, and it’s really hard to pick just one, is how much fun it is for the kids, and me, to move and learn at the same time! This way of learning is powerful for my kids with dyslexia and ADHD! They feel successful and empowered. They too can shine among their peers!
Thank you again for creating such a rich and engaging program for our kids! I just grin from ear to ear when I hear the kids saying things like, “I can’t wait to hear what our next podcast is!” and “This is the best part of the day!”
5th Grade Teacher