Wow!! What a doozey of a year! This is only my eighth year as an educator. During this time, I have changed schools twice, changed grade levels four times, and moved classrooms five times. This year I moved from sixth grade to fourth grade. I had an enthusiastic and curious group of scholars.
The minute the box with our class set of Walking Classroom devices arrived in our classroom, the questions began. “What is a walking classroom?” “What’s in that box?” “Is it for us?” I explained that it would take me a bit of time to get it all together before I could share it with them.
I had a few of my organized scholars help me set up our WalkKits. Soon we were ready to get out and walk. Due to all of the rules already in place due to COVID restrictions, I decided to walk the perimeter of the school. This helped make things easier for everyone.
Our first walk took about 18 minutes. We covered almost a mile, in which we learned about Currents and Tides (5-#77, STEM-#28, Complete-#141). After walking and listening to the podcast, we discussed how the podcast coincided with our unit study of the moon.
At first, I didn’t know if my students liked the idea of walking and learning, but I knew I loved it! We occasionally missed walks due to parent conferences and modified school days. However, my students never failed to ask when we would use our Walking Classroom next. We love to get outside and learn!
Ada Clegg Elementary
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