In addition to laps they ran during PE class, students were encouraged to run laps during recess, which their teachers logged for them in an effort to reach their mileage goal. Students at Campbellsburg Elementary School racked up and even exceeded the 894 miles to get Klempner to the starting line, an average of 2.7 miles per student. As of April 8, students at Eastern Elementary School were a little shy of their goal of 914 miles. With fewer students enrolled at Eastern, each student would have to average over 4 miles in the 12-week assignment. They have the rest of this week to work on it, and have logged 714 so far.
During the process, students also learned some geography and history of the marathon, making this a cross-content assignment.
Students will be invited to follow Klempner’s progress during the marathon on April 15 by logging onto www.baa.org. Of course, the entire community can also watch along! She will be starting at 10:25am in corral 2 of 6 in Wave 2. Her bib number is 13107.
Best of luck, Mrs. Klempner! You have the support of the entire Henry County Public Schools district!
Please plan to watch WAVE 3 News' Assignment Education by Sam Corbett for a special feature on Leah Klempner's work in the classroom. There are three opportunities to see it: Monday, April 8, between 5:30 and 5:50pm; Thursday, April 11, between 11:30 and 11:50am; and Sunday, April 14, between 9 and 9:50am.