The Patrick Henry Post
January 22nd, 2021
Happy Inauguration Week!
Resources for Inauguration
These resources can help contextualize this moment, navigate a polarized classroom, and plan actions you can take immediately to start the semester equitably.
To further assist you in teaching about the inauguration, Education World has created ten great classroom activities. Read the brief descriptions on the website for each lesson. Click any headline for a complete teaching resource!
Students can take an exclusive Virtual Field Trip behind the scenes, participate in engaging activities in and out of the classroom, and watch the livestream of the special ceremony!
Take advantage of this historical event and help your students understand its significance by looking at inaugurations from the past, present, and future. Quick, easy-to-implement lesson ideas and resources are ready for you!
Highlight on Architecture!
Highlight on 1st Grade!
Social Distancing Continues!
Ms. Evans' Reading Nook
Highlight on HomeWorks!
What has our community partner been up to this week?
- Attendance Buddies: Volunteers meet with our students in a mentorship capacity to discuss attendance and focus on reading. Volunteers and students read together for at least fifteen minutes, and students get 1:1 attention to make sure they feel well cared for!
- Office Assistants: Mrs. O'Shea in the main office is running the show on her own most days, but HomeWorks! volunteers have stepped in and made an impact in the day-to-day running of our building. It allows Mrs. O'Shea to be free to take care of the many tasks she's in charge of!
- Adopt a Classroom: We have five volunteers who have taken on an entire class to make attendance phone calls daily. It makes an important impact first on our students, because after receiving a call, they often come to school swiftly! Second it impacts our families, because they see the care we have for their child and how important it is to come to school regularly. And finally it impacts our school, because it frees up our staff to take care of on-site issues that often force us to abandon our attendance phone calls. It is also wonderful to have a consistent person calling the same families.
- The Patrick Henry Garden Committee: We have one HomeWorks! volunteer (who happens to be a gardening expert) join our team this week and we cannot wait to plan our Spring planting and harvesting with all staff and community partners involved!