Peoria Public Radio Staff
Peoria Public Radio News
Wed May 15, 2013
Students complete 100-mile challenge
Kids were able to complete the goal through various activities like running around the perimeter of their schools or lifting water bottles. Kristin Mullens is a kindergarten teacher at Kellar Primary. Mullens says she used activity time to also teach her students math lessons.
“We do a lot of counting when we’re doing all of our repetitions with our water bottle weights. We do a lot of that. We counted how many steps around the perimeter. We predicted how many, so there’s a lot of math that can be incorporated.”
Students finished their challenge by walking a mile to the Gateway Building along the Riverfront. They received medals for their efforts.