I had been on the waiting list for a few years hoping (praying!) that I would be able to get a class set donated to my 5th grade. I was beyond elated when I got an email during the summer that my wait was over! The Walking Classroom Organization themselves, were providing a grant to my school and would send me the walk kits. I'm telling you the day I received that box in the mail it was like Christmas!!
|Labeled and stored in cubbies in the classroom|
A couple of weeks ago, we were even featured on ABC 7 Los Angeles for our participation in this awesome program. It was exciting to see my students get their moment of fame for something so positive! Even better, is the support we get from our school community about it. Students who aren't in 5th grade are looking forward to participating when they are, and those who are past 5th grade in our middle school are sad they didn't get the opportunity. Even better is they have recently developed the curriculum for 4th grade, which our school is looking into purchasing.
So far, my class has walked over 25 miles this school year and it's only the end of October! Already, I am seeing a difference in my kids and their fitness level, as well as their attentiveness when we get back. This is a program I would recommend for every school!
Head on over and check it out! This program is definitely worth looking into.
Have you ever heard of The Walking Classroom? If you are interested in applying for your own grant or purchasing the program, check out this link.