Patrick Henry Post
January 17th, 2020
Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day
For more resources on how to celebrate this special day, please see the articles below:
Teaching and Learning About MLK with The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/15/learning/lesson-plans/teaching-and-learning-about-martin-luther-king-jr-with-the-new-york-times.html
National Service on Making This a "Day ON," Rather than a Day Off: https://www.nationalservice.gov/serve-your-community/mlk-day-service
NBC News, Meaningful Ways to Celebrate MLK Day with Kids: https://www.nbcnews.com/better/lifestyle/meaningful-ways-celebrate-martin-luther-king-day-ncna960351
Patrick Henry's Week in Review
Though we only had a four-day week last week, we still made some wonderful memories. Students just completed their second week of the spring semester, and we are finally back into a routine once again. It feels exciting to be back at school after such a long winter break, and we are ready for the challenges of this semester, particularly given the immense growth we saw in our reading scores at the end of first semester! More results will be shared next week, but for now, I want to say congratulations to all of our young readers for challenging themselves immensely in the area of reading. We are so proud of you, and we know you will only grow more as this semester unfolds!
Pictured below, our fifth grade students lounged in the Reading Room as they explored our new books. I love these pictures that show off that this room is truly for all of our grade levels. The books we have available to our students are of a large age range, and our students are encouraged to find books that interest them. They might be attracted to a book for the cover, the pictures inside, the content of the story, the characters, or it might even be a favorite author from their childhood. Students are able to browse freely in this space and make themselves as comfortable as possible while they read. We want to instill in all of our students a love of reading, and the Reading Room is the perfect space to curl up with that perfect book!