Keep your students enthusiastic, motivated, and accountable for their weekly walks by celebrating their learning. Taking a quiz can be a little nerve-racking but it’s also a great way to determine just how much students are learning. It’s important to celebrate your students’ Walking Classroom successes, and the possibilities are endless. Here are a few great ideas we love from some fabulous adopters:
Kim Collazo, a 5th grade teacher in North Carolina, had the great idea to celebrate her students’ success on quizzes with a wall of sneakers. Each student has a sneaker and anytime a student scores a 90 or higher on a quiz, a sticker is added to their shoe and the whole class celebrates that student’s achievement!
Click here to download a copy of the sneaker template and get your own wall started!
Wall of Fame
Motivating students to pay attention on walks and consequently, do well on their quizzes isn’t hard in Jessica Jacobsen’s 4th grade classroom. Their “Walking Classroom Wall of Fame” is a place where students’ quizzes are proudly displayed and can be easily switched out the next time a quiz is taken.
How do you celebrate your students’ Walking Classroom successes? Share in the comments section below!
Jenny Rynearson says
I was toying with the idea of celebrating the miles we walk throughout the year…Maybe some sort of “track” around the classroom walls with scaled mile increments? Anybody do something like this?
Kalie Mitchell says
I LOVE the idea of having a “track” around the room. There are a lot of opportunities to practice conversions if you had the scaled mile increments up. I love opportunities to integrate other subjects and really get the most out of every teaching opportunity.
I haven’t heard of anyone else making a track, but we did have a 5th grade teacher, Donna Strader have her students “walk” across the United States. She shared: “We’re starting in Barstow, CA and “walking” our way back home. We’re giving ourselves credit for 45 miles for every actual mile we log. As we go from state to state, we’re going “visit” some landmarks and learn a little about the geography and culture of the regions we “stop off” in. I’m hoping to end the year with a beach party if we’re able to make it all the way to Wilmington. Or course, we’re map reading and getting plenty of math in as we use the scale of miles.”
T. Robinson-Freeman says
I really like the idea of using sneakers to proudly display how well students are doing on their quizzes. I think this is a great motivator, internal reward, as well as a display of student success.