In preschool PLTW, the students heard a story about how snow and snowmen are made and then worked on fine motor skills while PLAYING IN THE SNOW! We were
These preschool students are working on their manners during lunchtime.
Ms. Troutman's third grade students are finishing up a food chain web quest and a presentation to help the park ranger solve his problem. The problem the
From Mrs. Kelley, our elementary school counselor:
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
I am excited to announce that all 4th graders had the opportunity to
The 3rd grade classes practiced reading and playing treble clef notes on xylophones with a Hanukkah song, Burn Little Candles.
The sixth grade and Choral performed last night during the elementary music program. Here is a video to check out!
The kindergarten and first grade students performed last night at the elementary music program. Check out the video!
The West Platte Elementary School carefully considers all aspects of a child's development. We believe that children can best acquire a rich body of knowledge and the skills needed for future learning through a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and that builds upon itself year by year. It is our hope that our curriculum is an expression of our mission, which is to develop students with a healthy intellectual, physical, and emotional balance. We want our students to become lifelong learners and ultimately productive citizens in society.
We realize that the first years of a child's academic life are crucial ones in establishing a positive attitude and a disposition toward learning. We value a young child's natural desire to learn through creation and self-expression, and we strive to build upon our students' curiosity, while instilling in them a spirit of cooperation, a respect for others, and a desire to grow intellectually. Therefore, we complement the lessons with weekly participation in library, computer, music, art, and physical education classes.