On behalf of the third grade dual language (English and Spanish) class at Namaste Charter School, thank you for The Walking Classroom. We have really enjoyed walking, listening, and learning. We are fascinated by the way our bodies work and how we are able to walk (which is great for our heart), learn/listen (which is great for our brain), and be in community (walk with our teacher and classmates).
After our initial lesson in Spanish, we listen to a similar lesson in English, which supports our biliteracy. For example, we learned about the water cycle in science class with a teacher lesson in Spanish. Then we listened to the The Walking Classroom podcast, The Water Cycle (4-#30, STEM-#12, Complete-#148), in English.
Upon returning to our classrooms after our walk, we have rich discussions about language transfer and vocabulary. We are able to make real world connections while listening to the podcast which we share in class.
Yesenia De Luna
Third grade Dual Language Teacher
Namaste Charter School