It’s WALKtober! Time to take advantage of the cooler weather by taking your students outside for a brisk and energizing walk or any kind of physical activity. Moods will improve, health will improve — it’s a WIN WIN! Homeschoolers and parents — we’re talking to you too!
Check out these great ideas for celebrating WALKtober:
1—Walk, Listen, and Learn Outside
Walking lessons are good for everyone! Hearts are pumping oxygenated blood to eager brains and everyone’s mood improves. The Walking Classroom program provides 167 fun, educational podcasts on topics that fit easily into your curriculum. If you’re already a Walking Classroom Adopter then you know what to do! If not, try The Walking Classroom out:
Since implementing The Walking Classroom, my students come into school each morning asking if today is a walking day. My kids want to choose podcasts as a birthday celebration. [WOW!] They are connecting to the messages in the podcasts and are making connections to our curriculum and their own lives!”
— Melissa Mushynski, teacher, IL
Kids love a challenge. Set a goal of 1,000,000 cumulative steps for WALKtober (or some number that seems manageable!) and keep a walking log. Add each student’s steps for the day. It sounds like a lot but, when everyone is walking, it adds up quickly!
3—Promote Active Students, Active Minds
Download four weeks of easy-to-use physical activity breaks. Our “Active Students, Active Minds” resources keep your students’ brains and bodies active in the classroom or, better yet, outside! Access a new physical activity break for each week of WALKtober!
4—Get Physically Active Inside and Outside
Get started implementing classroom physical activity breaks either inside or outside with these great Healthier Generation resources.
Want more ideas and resources? Check out the Healthier Generation Action Center.
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