I am the Gifted Coordinator at East Laurens Elementary School. Our gifted classroom serves 37 gifted identified students across third, fourth, and fifth grade. Each of the grades have been able to use the WalkKits to enhance their learning, as well as their physical activity and engagement.
The students love being able to step outside of their normal classroom setting and increase their knowledge of a variety of topics. Upon returning to the classroom, they can share their findings and make connections to their lives and studies.
We specifically used The Walking Classroom to kickoff our “Soar through History” unit where students chose an influential figure from their grade level social studies standards and developed a living wax museum. The podcasts served as an alternative form of research for our students.
We look forward to continuing our Walking Classroom usage throughout the second semester of the year to enhance our listening and comprehension skills. This will ultimately enhance the reading and language abilities of our students. We also hope to share the experience with other classrooms throughout our building.
Thank you again for The Walking Classroom. We truly appreciate this learning opportunity and resource.
East Laurens Elementary School
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