Our school has an awesome tradition called the 100 Book Club. It was started by a first grade teacher who challenged her students to read 100 books by the 100th day of school. Pretty soon it expanded to the whole school.
Each student receives a reading log on their first day of school. Students keep track of their reading, and, as soon as they finish 100 entries, they turn it in. On the 100th day of school we celebrate! Each member of the 100 Book Club receives a special spirit T-shirt and many other treats. I have also been known to "surprise" students randomly during the school year.
This year we had 211 kids make it into the club by the 100th day. Mission Accomplished!
Patrick Henry Elementary
3820 E. 41st St.
Tulsa, OK 74135
In elementary grade art classes, students will explore many different aspects of visual art. Students will let their creativity flow by engaging in activities such as drawing and painting with various materials. They also learn art vocabulary, explore the work of many different artists and art movements, and learn to appreciate art as it enhances our world.
Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and Carnegie Hall work together to provide our third, fourth, and fifth grade students with a wonderful curriculum developed by the Weill Foundation through Carnegie Hall. Each year for three years, our students learn to sing, move, and play soprano recorder with this curriculum. The culminating event is a concert that our students attend, and they perform with the orchestra from their audience seats! The curriculum includes outstanding orchestral music selections as well as selections from different parts of the world.
What kind of recorder should I buy for my 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade student if they want one to play at home?
Answer: The brand we use at school is Yamaha, and the soprano recorders cost less than $10.00. Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades may bring their own recorders to use during music class. They come in 3 translucent colors as well as opaque cream.
How can my student find Link Up songs to sing at home?
Answer: Students can visit the Carnegie Hall website, sign in with a password, and find all the resources including audio tracks to practice the songs. They can also find Link Up videos on YouTube by searching Link Up, and the song's title.