Ward Elementary School’s fifth grade class absolutely loves The Walking Classroom. The Walking Classroom’s podcasts integrate perfectly into our curriculum. Our students have enjoyed learning about meteorology (Complete-#147, 5-#11, STEM-#11), hurricanes (Complete-#150, 4-#31, STEM-#14), and the water cycle (Complete-#148, 4-#30, STEM-#12) in their study of science.
They have also especially enjoyed finding out about key players in the making of America. They have listened to podcasts on Crispus Attucks (Complete-#61, 4-#55), Ben Franklin (Complete-#69, 4-#47), Paul Revere (Complete-#65, 4-#50), Patrick Henry (Complete-#66, 4-#49), and Deborah Sampson (Complete-#67, 4-#56).
Using the many biographical podcasts, we also dove deeper during the month of February to continue our year long study of famous African American heroes. The Walking Classroom has helped expand our students’ studies as we continue to build their background knowledge.
Listening skills are a huge part of our curriculum. The Walking Classroom works perfectly in supporting teachers to integrate listening, supporting the podcasts with pre-made, intuitive lesson plans and practice. I would never want to teach fifth grade again without “Walking Classrooms” as part of my toolkit!
Fifth Grade Teacher