We are having SO much fun with The Walking Classroom! I’m sharing my WalkKits with another teacher, and we have it worked out like a fine-tuned machine! The kids have been so great about taking over the responsibility of transferring supplies from one classroom to another!
I’m currently teaching a “Bravery” unit in ELA, and there are so many podcasts that connect beautifully. Last week we listened to Underground Railroad (5-#48, Complete-#78), and this week we will cover Harriet Tubman (5-#50, Complete-#79). I always have my students listen to the podcast twice.
This is how we usually carry out our podcast lesson:
DAY 1: We preview the quiz they will take at the end of the week BEFORE we walk. The quizzes are a little challenging for my third grade students, so I have been modifying them weekly, using less questions and a bigger font). Next, we take our first walk and listen. Once we get back, we have a short discussion with a few of the prompts provided in the curriculum.
DAY 2: I like to supplement with other resources of my own on the days between our walks such as science/social studies texts, BrainPOP, or edpuzzles.
DAY 3: Finally, we preview the quiz one more time and then take our final walk. Once the students are back and settled in, we have one more short discussion before they take the quiz.
It has been so much fun making many connections and seeing many examples of bravery through The Walking Classroom’s podcasts. All in all, 10/10 recommend!