My third graders were learning about prefixes, suffixes, and root words. We did some work earlier in the week, listing words with prefixes such as dis-, re-, and pre-, and suffixes like -ful and -less. I then checked to see if The Walking Classroom would have any podcasts related to this topic. On the podcast list, I found Greek and Latin Root Words(5-#69, Complete-#13)!
Prior to walking, we watched the video on the youngest Spelling Bee competitor. My class was very impressed with this six-year-old spelling multisyllabic words! We then found even more videos on spelling and Greek and Latin root words, including a rap. After that excitement, we took our walk and listened to the podcast.
When we returned to the classroom, we brainstormed a list of words using the root words mentioned in the podcast, such as aqua-, astro-, and bio-. Having the opportunity to watch videos, listen to songs, walk outside, and the ability to listen to an audio lesson is so impactful in my students’ learning. Thanks to The Walking Classroom, I was able to turn a sometimes dull English lesson into something fun and engaging for all of my students!
My students and I always look forward to when it’s a “Walking Classroom Day”!
Third Grade Teacher
Oak Creek Elementary