Three Lakes Middle School participates in ‘Rock Your School’ event
TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Three Lakes Middle School is celebrating a nation-wide annual event called “Rock Your School.”
“Rock Your School” originated from an organization called Get Your Teach On. The annual event encourages students and teachers to get creative and have fun while learning.
Schools across the nation are celebrating “Rock Your School” today by decorating their classrooms and coming up with creative ways to incorporate fun themes into their lesson plans. Art Teacher Chad Kisamore explained his students were creating a project outside.
“It’s just a fun way to learn where you’re not sitting still the whole time or doing worksheets, things like that, and they learn to work together,” said Marcie Fowler, the 7th grade English language arts teacher.
Fowler said she never hesitates to participate in “Rock Your School” every year. This yea, she incorporated a black light glow theme into her classroom.
Jennifer Constante teaches 8th grade social studies and incorporated a boxing ring into her academic debate classroom. Constante said the students fight with their words while expressing opposing federalist versus anti-federalist points of view about the ratification of the constitution.
“We did a Nascar theme because we’re calculating speed today, so we’re using hot wheels and parts of the track to calculate the speed of the cars,” said Courtney Clague, the 8th grade science teacher. The kids get to calculate data tables from the speed of the cars in their science class.
“I think it’s hard to be a student sometimes. We have high expectations of our kids. They’re student athletes, have extra curriculars, coming to school all day,” said Principal Rachel Sherman.
Sherman said it’s refreshing for students to let loose and have fun.
“It helps me when I learn because I remember the fun days we have instead of the boring days ‘cause the boring days I just want to forget but the fun days I don’t,” said 6th grader Anna Ratliff.
The teachers said they plan to incorporate more interactive lesson plans into their classroom after receiving positive feedback from the students.
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