The Patrick Henry Post

January 20th, 2023

Celebrating Kindergarten and 1st Grade

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This week, The Patrick Henry Post has been taken over by our lower elementary teachers in Kindergarten and 1st Grade. Take a look below for a glimpse into two amazing classrooms led by Ms. Karin Versen and Ms. Megan Willard!

From the Desk of Ms. Willard

Since coming back from winter break, Kindergarten has been focused on becoming first grade ready!! We have been hard at work using our number sense skills to add and subtract up to 5. In reading we have transitioned into understanding why people read stories and have been comparing traditional folk tales and fairy tales. We have also been studying why authors write stories for others to read. After doing our research, we decided we are making our own fiction stories. We can't wait to read them to our friends and family!
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From the Desk of Ms. Versen

This week, Team Versen takes a close look at long vowel e and inflectional ending -ed. We are expanding our literary exposure by studying a collection of poetry. Math has us thinking about double-digit numbers as sets of tens and ones (and realizing how much we are growing up as our skills increase). For social studies, we will be learning lessons from traditional folktales and writing about why they are “must reads.” Science has us embracing light and its effect on snow. You will be able to see our snowflake models, and this light phenomenon, hanging from our classroom windows.

Parent Resources for Lower Elementary Parents

Whether your child is in preschool looking for an advanced challenge, in Kindergarten and 1st Grade looking for grade level material, or in 2nd and 3rd Grade looking for refreshers, take a look below for resources for lower elementary activities to complete at home!

Upcoming Events at Patrick Henry

February 3rd - Progress Reports

On Friday, February 3rd, all Kindergarten - 5th Grade students will receive an electronic Progress Report Card via email. Please call the school at 314.231.7284 if you do not have a parent email address on file, or if you have not received any email communications from us in the past.

February 14th - Valentine's Day

On Tuesday, February 14th, some classrooms will celebrate Valentine's Day with treats, cards, and tokens of appreciation. Please be on the lookout for communication from your child's teacher on what to bring to school that day. No child is required to bring anything in order to participate.

February 17th and 20th - No School

On Friday, February 17th, all SLPS schools will be closed. Staff will be in Professional Development throughout the day so there is no school for students.

On Monday, February 20th, all SLPS schools and offices will be closed in honor of Presidents' Day.

February 24th - Black History Month Program

All families are invited to an IN-PERSON event on Friday, February 24th to celebrate Black History Month. This event will take place in the afternoon from 1:00-2:30pm in the Patrick Henry gym. Students will perform dances, songs, and skits during the performance, and we encourage all family members to attend!