‘Rock Your School’ Day brings unique learning opportunities to Tyler students
TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Students at Rice Elementary in Tyler participated in “Rock Your School” Day on Friday. It’s a nationwide event put on by Get Your Teach On, a professional development organization for teachers.
Students got to enjoy transformed classrooms for unique learning experiences. Classrooms included a safari, Jurassic Park, an ice cream parlor, and more.
“It’s just a different experience; they may be doing area and perimeter, but they’re in a safari today,” said Bethany Chancellor, the instructional coach at Rice Elementary.
It’s also an effort to keep students excited about learning in a post-pandemic world.
“Student engagement is a huge part of the learning process, so once kids have returned from COVID, really getting them excited to come to school and having that element of surprise really pushes and drives the attendance,” said Chancellor. “We want kids to be in the building, we want them learning and there is no better way to do that than to provide them with an uncommon experience.”
One classroom was transformed into a game of Monopoly, as students are learning about financial literacy.
“Probably making money,” said fifth-grader Trip Olchesky when asked what his favorite part was.
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