It has been a great year. I have implemented The Walking Classroom into my afterschool program. The kids love it! I’ve used it two different ways.
The first way is how it is suggested in the manual, online and from teachers like you. The second way is allowing my homework club students to use the Walkkits when they are finished with their homework.
The second way has worked wonders for my students that do not like to do homework. These kids are so excited to get up and walking they are finishing their homework in record time, as well as doing the work correctly.
Now, I know this is not how I was instructed to use the Walkkits, but these kids are using them daily this way and listening to podcasts 2-3 times a week and retaining so much more information than I thought they ever would. The students are sharing what they learn in homework club with students during class time. I’ve had students want to join homework club just so they can use the Walkkits. I am amazed with all the learning happening.
I want to thank The Walking Classroom for donating the 22 Walkkits to my school. They have made such a great addition to our afterschool program. In the future I want to order the fifth grade set so that more students can join in the fun of learning and walking.
I hope in the near future there will be other grades available. This program has worked well in the afterschool setting. We will continue our fun this summer with a Walking Classroom Club in July. Our goal is to walk enough miles to walk the length of New Hampshire. I know my students can do it, I just hope I can keep up.
Again, thank you!
21st CCLC Afterschool Coordinator
Gossler Park Elementary
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