(November 24, 2021) On Monday, November 22, and Tuesday, November 23, the Rochester City School District suspended the use of its District-supported unit plans, instructional materials, and assessment expectations to encourage schools to engage in wellness activities.
This was an opportunity for students to socialize, engage in cooperative games, and create arts and crafts within their classrooms. All schools across the District engaged in these types of activities.
Students in Lindsey Georger’s 3rd grade bilingual class at Abraham Lincoln School No. 22 participated in making turkey headbands and building pinecone turkeys.
Mrs. Georger said, “We were able to make turkey hats where students were able to show a little bit of their creativity and put a little self-expression into the feathers that go into their hats.”
School No. 22 Principal Clinton Bell said, “The students show the need to connect to our teachers and our staff, and also a need to connect to each other.”
This suspension did not minimize the importance of high-quality grade level access every day. This allowed the District to reinforce the conditions its needs for teachers, students, and families to engage with each other.