GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A local elementary school is taking a different approach to learning, outside of the classroom.
Kindergarten students at Dos Rios Elementary are some of the first in the valley to go on a story walk.
This idea was brought to the schools attention by the local branch of Altrusa International, an organization that promotes literacy nationwide.
The story walk allows kids to be active while reading a story by posting signs along a path. Each sign has a page from the book, which continues until the students reach the very end of the story.
"Brain theory tells us that when the kids are in the classroom, they need to have a certain amount of down time in order for that to really connect with them," said Nola Daily with Altrusa International of Grand Junction.
The book read today during the Story Walk was "The Gingerbread Man," just in time for the holidays.
Students then were able to enjoy some gingerbread cookies inside of the classroom.
Those with Altrusa Grand Junction hope this will be the first of many story walks held at schools across the Grand Valley.