This page is designed to support our students who receive Special Education services, especially over the next several weeks.  Students are encouraged to see the class pages for their homeroom teachers. Special Education teachers are working with grade level teams to help ensure that lessons and activities are accessible for all students.  We will be contacting students in the very near future to offer some small group learning activities using distance learning platforms (such as zoom).  We are available by email throughout the day to answer any questions or provide any support you may need. 
We have also added some  helpful websites and pages below for practice and a little fun.  (There may be some overlap of these sites with classroom pages).  Resources are also available on the PWCS website.
   

Heflinms@pwcs.edu

SaundeA@pwcs.edu   

We would love to hear from our students any time.  Let us know how you are doing and feeling!  


  

 Reading and Language Arts

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html - great site with books that will be read aloud and activities to complete with them.  Offers paired texts (fiction and non-fiction) with a common theme.  Good resource if you are completing a task from your teacher's choice board and need the book read.  Good for all grade levels.
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https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/FreeDownload/3-Week-Take-Home-Literacy-
Packet-Grades-5-8-5328290
-  This teacher offers short reading passages for various grade levels.  The questions reflect grade level objectives and include short written response requirements.  All grade levels.
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https://www.timeforkids.com/ - view timely articles on all kinds of topics kids will find interesting.  Read aloud option offered.
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https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fHome.aspx%3fcategoryID%3d77&categoryID=77 -  large e-book library for all grade levels.  Many lower level books offer a read aloud (video) and there are graphic novels for our older kids!
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Classroom teachers have provided students with Reading A to Z accounts - tabs are available on class pages. 

Math Sites and Programs

All students should have access to ST Math. 

http://toytheater.com/category/math-games/ - Amazing site with lots of games and a section with manipulatives.  Students should all practice their time telling skills! 
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https://www.dreambox.com/ - some students are familiar with this program as we have offered it at school in the past.  Parents can sign up for a free 90-day trial.  Be sure to sign up all your children at the beginning – they cannot be added later.  VA grade level standards are provided.  If you are not sure where your child needs work, Computation is always a good bet.
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Math Game Sites

http://www.mathgametime.com/
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https://www.mathplayground.com/
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https://www.coolmathgames.com/ 
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Encore FlipGrid

 Virtual Field Trips

https://www.weareteachers.com/best-virtual-field-trips/ - 25 awesome virtual field trips.  Includes Panda Cam at Atlanta Zoo!
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http://howtohomeschoolforfree.com/huge-list-of-virtual-field-trips/ - national parks, outer space, zoo cams
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https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs-Oq_MG96AIVEsDICh2MwgbBEAAYASAAEgIRHvD_BwE
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Something a Little Different

https://www.mkewithkids.com/post/here-are-two-weeks-worth-of-
fun-and-easy-science-experiments?fbclid=IwAR0OqwGZrasMDaEqLKTJHOUumlsEaf_
94lmIvs5BnomtMTZssUiINeabPmY
– if you’re feeling really brave, try some of these activities that kids will love.
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https://www.pinterest.com/pin/191966002845146082/ - a list for a picture scavenger hunt.  Take a walk and see what you can find, or send kids hunting around the house.  Great activity for building descriptive language.
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Games you already have!!! - Don't forget things that are already in your home.  Card games reinforce number recognition, sequence,  and counting (Uno, War, Rummy).  Dice games are excellent to practice subitizing (quickly identifying numbers of things in a set.)   (Yahtzee, board games).  Many board games also offer practice in money counting skills. 

***Although PWCS is unable to provide instruction or class assignments to students while schools remain closed, our School Division hopes that the suggestions for optional learning activities posted here will help parents support student learning until schools re-open. Please remember that use of these materials and participation in these activities are optional and neither grades nor course credit will be awarded.