Patrick Henry Post
November 20th, 2020
To our students and our families, I also want to say thank you! You have worked with us in both the virtual and in-person settings, and you have made it work, even with roadblocks that could have prevented you from sending your child to school. We thank you for every morning that you arranged transportation and childcare, every day that you made sure your child came to school on time and prepared, and every afternoon that you picked your child up and still had the energy and enthusiasm to hear about their day and encourage them. Thank you for your strength during these difficult times. Have a fabulous Thanksgiving filled with rest and relaxation!
Highlight on Hybrid Learning
Andrew works in art class to find patterns using his iPad and pen to paper assignments.
Cranston was able to listen to this portion of class in a quiet way by utilizing our headphones donated by our community partners.
Laila instructed me on how to see all of her classmates by changing the Layout view on Microsoft Teams - I love it when first graders teach me new skills!
Keith got to enjoy a special meeting online with one-on-one instruction with Ms. Griffin because of our hybrid model. All educators dream of small group and 1:1 instruction because it opens the door for so much in-depth learning to occur. It is one of the silver linings of 2020 that we have been able to provide this for our students!
Nina-Rose switches back and forth between her iPad and her math book in Ms. Von Behren's class, our only class that is half virtual students and half in-person learners. It's always fun to stop in and see our students using every resource at their disposal!
Thank you, HW!
HomeWorks!, one of our community partners, ensures that we have what we need to make our hybrid learning work. Pictured here, Rayshaun has an iPad stand that helps the iPad stay propped up for easy viewing, headphones to block out distracting noises, and even a rug to feel like he's in a comfortable space.
Thank you, HW!
Our hybrid model of learning ensures that our students are not only learning in front of their teacher, but also have practice time on their own. DJ even found a comfy spot out in the hallway to enjoy his independent work time.
We partner with Washington University every week to bring specialized instruction to our first and second grade students in Ms. Fales and Ms. Teska's classrooms. It is a fun Monday afternoon when our students get to connect with their college teachers!
One amazing part of hybrid learning is watching our students get ever more studious and focused as they experience a new level of independence in the classroom. It is inspiring to watch them work out problems on their own and navigate technology without adult assistance!
Did you see Patrick Henry in the News?
What to Expect after Thanksgiving
Week of November 30th: All SLPS will be Virtual
Patrick Henry Spirit Month
- Nov 30: Pajama Day (wear your favorite winter pajamas!)
- Dec 1: Candy Cane Lane (dress up in your favorite red and white combo to look like a candy cane!)
- Dec 2: How the Grinch Stole Winter Break (dress like a Grinch or wear all green!)
- Dec 3: Baby It's Cold Outside (wear your favorite winter sweater, scarf, or socks!)
- Dec 4: Jeans + Holiday Sweater
- Dec 7: You Know Dasher and Dancer...(dress like a reindeer!)
- Dec 8: I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas (wear your favorite winter hat!)
- Dec 9: Twin Day (dress like your friend - bonus points if it's winter-themed!)
- Dec 10: Favorite Winter Plaid (wear your checkered shirts with pride!)
- Dec 11: Jeans + Holiday Sweater
- Dec 14: Movie Monday (dress in the theme of your favorite holiday movie!)
- Dec 15: Santa's Helpers (dress up like any of the friends who live at the North Pole!)
- Dec 16: Ugly Sweater Contest (wear your worst, most ridiculous holiday sweater!)
- Dec 17: Jeans + Holiday Sweater