Patrick Henry Post
February 14th, 2020
Happy Valentine's Day from Patrick Henry!
Free printable resources to celebrate Valentine's Day
Seen around the building...
Students in Ms. Jones' class worked on letter recognition and identifying words that begin with that letter. At the exact moment of this photo capture, Ja'Nayla identified Q for Queen!
We are so lucky to partner with St. Louis Chess Club, a nonprofit organization that places chess instructors in a chess class to teach our students the basics and a deeper understanding of the game. We love how it teaches our students a respect for the game, respect for each other, and respect for themselves as they develop a new skill.
This week was full of celebrations in the classroom, but I also caught Adrian with one of my favorite snacks at lunch one day. His expression exactly expresses my feelings about Ho-Ho's!
Highlight on Field Trips
Beyond Black History Month
Teaching and Learning Resources
PBS has released a series of blog posts around the topic of Black History Month, including how to expand beyond just the month of February for celebrating black history and the black experience.
Take a look at the following blog from PBS that calls to attention how black history is taught in the US and across the western world: https://www.pbs.org/education/blog/teaching-black-history-beyond-slavery-and-black-history-month
In order to expand our perspective on black history and those who have come before us, check out this list of black scientists who can inspire our students to their own incredible scientific achievements: https://www.pbs.org/education/blog/ten-black-scientists-that-science-teachers-should-know-about-and-free-resources
This blog encourages all educators to take black history beyond the month of February and keep it at the forefront of our perspectives through all of our teaching: https://www.pbs.org/education/blog/more-than-a-month-february