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Ms. Alper and Mrs. Gloria's Classroom
alpersa@pwcs.edu | krumpog@pwcs.edu  |  703-494-4945

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email us from 8 am to 3 pm Monday thru Fridays. We will do our best to reply as soon as possible. 


Weekly Update

Summer break has officially begun, BUT the learning does not have to stop! Below you will find the class page has been modified to provide learning resources for you and your child to access over the summer break. From then on it will not be updated until the following school year, but by then your child will be in Kindergarten with a new teacher. I am sorry that we could not celebrate in the classroom but I wish you a restful and safe summer!

Friendly Reminder:

  • Friday June 12 at 9 am I will be hosting a zoom meeting with parents to discuss summer learning and wrapping up any questions for the end of the year. Please be on the look out for this email with more detailed information.


This week's words of encouragement is the following: 


"You'll never be bored if you try something NEW! There's really no limit to what you can do!" - Dr. Seuss

Extra Information

  • Remember to contact Yoselin, our school registrar at Belmont for kindergarten registration if you have not already. Her email is: ramirey@pwcs.edu
  • Online Summer School will be provided which you can find more information at this website: PWCS Online Summer School Page
  • Access to free Wi-Fi at 7 schools in Prince William County. More information can be found at the information technology page.  
  • Free food and diapers located at 3900 ACTs Lane in Dumfries Monday - Friday from 9 am to 11:30 am and from 12:30 - 3:00 pm for residents of Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas City. More information can be accessed at the ACTs website: ACTS 
 

Summer Learning Resources:

Below are suggested externals websites you and your child can use over the summer. Please take advantage of this to continue providing stimulating activities and opportunities for your child to retain all that they have learned - in addition to learning more! The resources are highlighted in red and can be clicked on to access. 

  1. Reading Eggs : This resource is one that your child will continue to use in Kindergarten. An email and password was sent to you already. It has great reading and letter awareness activities/books. 
  2. PBS Kids: This is a free website that offers various games in reading, letter awareness, number awareness, counting, and strategy skills. It is easy to navigate and search. 
  3. CBC Kids: This is another free website that offers various activities, videos and online games for your child to use. It appears to have a lot of content that will enrich your child in various cultures, learning objectives and critical thinking skills. 
  4. Funbrain Jr.: This resource will come in handy to do along side with your child in math, reading, and even printable activities. It has games, stories, stickers, and I believe can be used through an app as well. 
  5. Boowa and Kwala: This is a website that has a lot of resources for various grade levels in reading, writing, and math skills. It has a ton of various games (musical, puzzles, guessing, strategy). The link provided takes you directly to games targeted for younger children, however if you feel your child is ready for advanced games try out the other grade levels!

As always, please remember these are suggestions and you are more than welcome to use the above resources or search for others. There is a lot out there but these are the ones I was able to find and felt appropriate to use. Tailor to you and your child's needs. 

   

Calm Corner Resources

Please use the link provided below to help with self regulation and emotional needs. This is provided by the head start office and can be accessed anytime you and your child need it. Content will change weekly so be sure to check regularly. 

This week's Calm Corner Technique: Celebrations: Kindness Jar Spanish Version and English Version

In addition to the videos above, there is available free resources at Conscious Discipline for parents to use at home if needed. 



Instructional Calendar

We have been asked to denote standards that have already been taught prior to school closure. Those standards can be found at this link: standards taught. If you are interested in learning more you can read about it at the Virginia Foundation Blocks Quick Guide: English Version and Spanish Version. As always do not hesitate to email me if you have questions.


Extra Resources