The Patrick Henry Post
September 16th, 2022
Patrick Henry Elementary starts at the very foundations with our students in preschool. We accept students from the age of 3 and help mold and shape their young minds into curious, creative thinkers who love to learn. We also help guide their social, emotional, and physical growth through fine and gross motor activities, collaborative learning, and a play-based curriculum. This week's Patrick Henry Post celebrates all things PRE-K! Take a look below for some of the great things that our four Early Childhood classrooms have been exploring in the first month of school.
From the Desk of Ms. Lindsey Smith
The students have been learning non-stop in Pre-K! Over the last four weeks, the students have been learning how to follow classroom rules, procedures, and routines. They have even practiced a fire drill and tornado drill! During literacy circle, the students have been studying letters and letter sounds. We also focused on first name recognition. During math circle, the students have been exploring counting and graphing. I look forward to seeing the students grow and have fun. We are off to a great start!
From the Desk of Ms. Lindsey Munnelly
Hello Families! Your Pre-K students have been busy learning and mastering the routines in the classroom. I cannot believe we just finished our fourth week of school! During the past four weeks, we have been busy getting to know each other and making friends. Every week we focus on a new theme in our classroom. This past week we learned about colors. Some of the highlights from the week were sorting colors with fruit loops, painting with their favorite color and mixing colors. We are also focusing on recognizing and reading our names, learning our letters, and counting. All year long, the students will be working hard and I look forward to watching your children learn and grow!
From the Desk of Ms. Shelley Womack
Welcome to Pre-K! This is the first time in a school setting for many of our preschoolers. We are busy learning rules so we can stay safe and have fun. In the first few weeks of school, our preschoolers have become familiar with their routine, love their morning circle time-which includes a good morning song, days of the week, and counting to 100-and love their center time! Over the next few weeks, we will open a medical dramatic play center, we will focus on our letters, and we will begin to make connections between stories we are reading. There is so much to learn, and we still have so much to cover from learning the correct way to walk in line, to pushing our chairs in, to learning to take turns and share, to regulating our emotions. I have big plans for this class, and I am excited to watch the kids grow!
From the Desk of Ms. Teresa Norton-Young
We had so much fun reading our first book together - "The More We Get Together". It was all about working, playing, singing and learning together as friends at school. We really enjoyed reading from our small books of our own too! We even were able to make a collage of our school - Patrick Henry Elementary - where we work and play all day as friends.
We also enjoyed a group art project in our room - finger painting with whipped cream! We used this sensory experience to practice our circles while we worked on our pre writing. School and learning is so much fun!!
Celebrating our Support Staff
Resources for Preschool Parents
If you need some parenting resources, take a look below for preschool parenting tips:
- Looking for resources on everything about your preschooler? Check out this bank of resources through the National Association for the Education of Young Children that includes: behavior and development, play, math, literacy, creativity, digital media, outdoor learning, science, and school readiness
- Does your child struggle with self control? Check out the article "Help Your Preschooler Learn Self-Control"
- Does your child struggle to understand the world around them, or even their own actions? Check out the article "Guide Your Preschooler with Questions"
- Trying to stay connected with family and friends who live far away? Check out the Tips for Video Chats with Kids
Celebrating Grandparent Day, September 12th
Congrats, STAR Winners!
Thank you, US Bank!
Welcome to Chess Club!
St. Louis Chess Club Returns to Patrick Henry
Title I Parent Meeting
Ms. Webb's Annual Title I Meeting
Upcoming Patrick Henry Events
October 14th: Report Cards
October 17-20th: Parent-Teacher Conferences
- Monday, October 17th, 3:15-5:15pm
- Tuesday, October 18th, 3:15-5:15pm
- Wednesday, October 19th, 3:15-5:15pm
- Thursday, October 20th, 3:15-3:45pm
You should also receive a packet of interventions from your child's teacher this week. Every student will receive a one-pager to explain their current Reading and Math level, and what you can do at home with your child to make sure they are always challenged and growing as Readers and Mathematicians!
October 28th: Patrick Henry Halloween Celebration
- Donate candy to the school for our candy stations (all candy welcome!)
- Volunteer the day of the event (Friday, October 28th, 1:00-2:30pm) - We need people to help run our stations, walk with the students through the event, and support the teachers as they assist students with costumes and candy collection
- Donate bags for the students to use to collect and hold their candy
Parents must be a registered volunteer with the district in order to participate in this event. Please contact Shanice Webb for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org, 314.231.7284