I am a fourth grade teacher that teaches math to third through fifth graders. I also have a 30-minute class at the end of the day to teach language arts. Our school is rural and in the mountains. Our weather doesn’t permit a lot of time outside and most of us are ready to go home by the last 30 minutes, so The Walking Classroom is perfect for meeting all of the needs for language arts and movement!
I saw that a teacher in a neighboring county got The Walking Classroom and became interested in getting the program for our school too. Once we received the program at our school, we got started by picking two students as pacers and two students as cabooses. We began walking, listening, and learning about the basics with the introductory podcast to learn more about the expectations when using the program.
When choosing lessons after this initial one, it has depended on the standards that are being taught, but I have mainly assigned language arts lessons so far. Once we have finished listening to the podcast, we return to the classroom and have a class discussion about the podcast that we just completed. We also use other resources such as songs and the quizzes The Walking Classroom provides to support the lessons as follow up activities.
Fourth Grade Teacher
Davis Thomas Elementary