TEWKSBURY STUDENTS RACE THROUGH GEOGRAPHY DURING A WINNING PROGRAM
Tewksbury Elementary School’s (TES) third and fourth grades and Old Turnpike School’s (OTS) fifth grade were treated to Gymnasium Geography on February 9 in their respective school gyms. The program – which was funded through a Tewksbury Education Foundation (TEF) Teacher Mini-Grant awarded to TES fourth grade teacher Gail Grube – featured Gymnasium Geography owner and Physical Education teacher Dan Carle leading students, two classes at a time, through a diverse, informative and fun array of exercises, relay races and games – including Over the U.S. Twister — carried out upon a giant-sized map of the United States.
“Fourth grade studies the regions of the United States,” said Grube. “It supports our curriculum and it makes geography fun.”
Tewksbury’s third and fifth grades also study geography.
“I like it because it’s hands-on and completely interactive,” said Carle. “Every student is in the ‘show.’ I like to get them all up and moving, and make them the stars of the ‘show.’ It’s really fun and they learn a lot.”
Additional information on the program, the TEF and other TEF programs can be found at www.tewksburytef.org or on FACEBOOK.
Front Row: TES 4th graders Frederick Swingle and Colin Murray. Middle Row: TES 4th graders Leah Bischoff, Cooper Nicol, Ryleigh Cameron, Owen McLaughlin and Georgia Kalinchak. Back Row: Gymnasium Geography Owner/Instructor Dan Carle, TES 4th grader Daniel Doyon and TES 4th grade teacher Gail Grube.