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Home Learning

Following Virginia state superintendent guidance, PWCS will use a phased approach to supporting our students learning while they are at home (this is subject to change based on circumstances).

Continuity of Learning Timeline (Phases)

Phase 4 - Virtual Schoolhouse Details

Special Education Home Learning Resources

Home Learning Resources 

Our goal is to ensure that all students and families are supported, but not overwhelmed by our support and guidance during this unprecedented health emergency and school closure. None of the below work is for submission to a teacher or for a grade. The use of these resources below is completely optional and we encourage parents to preview the learning resources prior to students using them to determine which ones are most appropriate for your family to support the learning of your student(s) at home.

 

Optional Daily Schedules

Preschool

The times listed are suggestions only and completely optional.  Activities can go on as long as the student is interested.

Optional Preschool Daily Schedule

Optional Time Activity Ideas
Before 9 a.m. Wake up/Breakfast  
9-9:15 a.m. Music and Movement Sing and dance outside (remember to practice physical distancing) with music playing or indoors to your favorite preschool songs from:

Make2020欧洲杯积分 a musical instrument with household items to play along with the beat of your songs.

Get moving with these YouTube options:

; ; ; or

9:15-9:45 a.m. Academic time & AM snack: Math Science

10-15 minutes each.

See content selection listed below daily schedule

9:45-10:45 a.m. Fine Motor Skill Building
& Explorative Play

10-15 minutes each. 

Fine Motor Skill Building
Use scissors to cut out pictures, shapes, lines, and other images drawn or from paper.

2020欧洲杯积分Use clothes pins, kitchen tongs, or just two fingers to pick up and fill containers with small objects (cotton balls, paper clips, coins, dry pasta, buttons, etc.)

Play in a sensory bin-fill a container with beans, sand, or water. Use cups, spoons, etc. to move materials around in the bin.

Explorative Play

Cook/Bake2020欧洲杯积分- stir, pour, and mix ingredients or help an adult in some other way. 

STEM2020欧洲杯积分-Use blocks, Legos, playdoh, and other materials to build things you see in the real world (cars, buildings, traffic lights, stop signs, etc).

Draw pictures of objects around your house, what you see outside your window, or follow directed drawings from ).

10:45 a.m.- noon Clean up & Rest

Clean up your toys;

Do helpful chores; and

Rest 2020欧洲杯积分 your body.

Noon-12:30 p.m. Lunch  
12:30-1:30 p.m. Gross Motor Skill Building/ Physical Health

Go outside and play! - Remember to use physical distancing

Run, crawl, reach, stretch, jump, turn, and hop to different parts of your yard or park.

2020欧洲杯积分 Have a relay race with your family/siblings.

Play with balls and other sports equipment to achieve a goal.

Take a walk with a pet, family member, etc.

2020欧洲杯积分 If weather does not permit, stay indoors and do exercises.

1:30-2 p.m. Academic time & PM Snack: Literacy  Social Science/History  See content selection listed below daily schedule
2-3 p.m. Creative Play

Up to 30 minutes each.

Puzzles- Break down and put together puzzle pieces or match up like pictures/objects.

Try dramatic play with toys-toy cars, games, dolls, stuffed animals, etc. *You could even play together with a friend virtually on Skype or another video platform.

Finger Paint- use washable paints, shaving cream,

Use stickers, crayons, markers, and other decorative tools to create a work of art.

3 p.m.-bedtime Connect With Others

Clean up your toys;

Do helpful chores;

Eat dinner2020欧洲杯积分 with family;

Connect with friends and family virtually;

Play a family game;

Rest/Bath;

Get plenty of sleep.

     

 

Optional Academic Activities by Content Area

Content Area Activity
Literacy

Journal- 2020欧洲杯积分Draw a picture and/or write words to tell about your favorite color, day at home, a person you love, or another interesting topic.

Say2020欧洲杯积分, Draw, Trace, Point to/identify, and Sing the letters of the alphabet.

Play ABC games using:

Read or have someone read a story to you from and pause to talk about the pictures: , , .

Visit 2020欧洲杯积分and enjoy a wonderful book read aloud by a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

Listen to books read aloud in your home language:
-; ; ; or .

Explore2020欧洲杯积分 these digital resources to build your English language skills:

Listen, sing, and role play with story telling/songs from .

Math

Count 2020欧洲杯积分objects in a group, point to/identify, write, and sing your numbers.

Say, draw, point to/identify, and sing your shapes and colors. Sing about your numbers, shapes, and/or colors:

Strengthen your math skills ages 3-9. The is a tool for creating virtual shapes on a geoboard. Students “stretch” bands around the pegs to form line segments and polygons.

The Math Playground is a similar tool with a larger surface.

Science

Explore Environmental Sciences-learn, play games, and tease your brain on .

Take a Virtual Field Trip to a place you have read or learned about this year on .

 Explore learning about animals & many other topics on  .

Take a virtual field trip:
(can filter by content)

Social Science/History

 Virtual Field Trips:

  • (can filter by content)
 Arts
  •   - Enjoy an easy art project using flowers from your yard. This project is suitable for preschool and elementary aged audiences.
   

Elementary

Optional Elementary Daily Schedule

Optional Time Activity Ideas
Before 9 a.m. Wake up  
9-10 a.m. Morning physical activity

Take a walk2020欧洲杯积分; Remember to practice social distancing.

Have a dance party in your kitchen;

Make 2020欧洲杯积分a backyard or indoor Scavenger Hunt;

Get moving with these YouTube options:

  • .
10-11 a.m. Academic time:
Math
Science/Social Studies
See content selection listed below daily schedule
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Creative time

Play music;

Cook/Bake;

Reuse & Recycle-create something using something you no longer need or want to repurpose (birdfeeder, etc.);

STEM-build or solve a problem using household items (visit for inspiration);

Draw and write with authors/illustrators:

Post daily creative challenges on Twitter;

Art Prompts:

  • .
12-12:30 p.m. Clean up Clean your room, help around the house, etc.
12:30-1 p.m. Lunch Enjoy Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems:
1-2:30 p.m. Quiet time Check out these resources for quiet time:
2:30-4 p.m. Academic time:
Language Arts
Science/Social Studies
 See content selection listed below daily schedule
4-5 p.m. Fresh air

Take a walk, ride your bike, play 2020欧洲杯积分outside with siblings, if you have a pet, play with your pet too! - Remember to practice social distancing.

2020欧洲杯积分If it’s rainy, visit .

5 p.m.-bedtime Connect with others

Eat dinner with family;

Connect with friends and family virtually;

Play 2020欧洲杯积分a board game;

Rest;

Get plenty of sleep.

 

Optional Academic Activities by Content Area

Academic Area Activity
Language Arts

Journal- Write about your experiences at home use one of many .

Read a book and make a short video about it.

Visit and enjoy a wonderful book read aloud by a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

Listen to books read aloud in your home language:
-; ; ; or

Visit where words come alive.

Create your owncomic strips or graphic novels.

Explore these digital resources to build your English language skills:

Listen to compiled by author Kate Messner.

Mathematics

- Stories and puzzles that helps parent talk math with their kids. Each day presents a non-fiction article, with videos and photos, followed by related math riddles for kids ages 3-9. This includes Cabin Fever Math2020欧洲杯积分 which are engaging, hands-on math activities for families.

2020欧洲杯积分- Problem-based lessons, including engaging videos and photos, to foster students’ curiosity and incorporate mathematical reasoning and problem solving. 

- Fun, very powerful, highly interactive number sense activities that can be used at any 2020欧洲杯积分grade level! 

- Estimation Meets Math Mysteries. Each image invites students to wonder what number is represented by the image. 

- This site includes a wide variety of mathematics games and resources to challenge students’ math thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills. 

- Challenging math problems at all grade levels with multiple ways to approach and ultimately solve the problem. 

2020欧洲杯积分 – Uses a visual model to support understanding of word problems.

Number Talk/Journal - Roll dice or use playing cards to identify a number then journal all the ways to make/solve for this number (use more than one for two digit and higher numbers).

 

Science

Explore and create on and .

Explore Environmental Sciences-learn, play games, and tease your brain on .

Take a Virtual Field Trip to a place you have read or learned about this year on . 

Explore learning about animals & many other topics on  . 

Take a virtual field trip:
(can filter by content)

Explore a variety of scientific topics:
PHET Simulations (, , , )

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Social Studies

Explore historical sites, geographical regions,and create on  and Google My Maps.

- find your state/capitals, identify the states that border your own, predict the geographical features in each area, etc.

Virtual Field Trips:

  •   (can filter by content)

 Learn about the history and the meaning of the U.S. Constitution through the .

Learn about life in Colonial Times .

Discover  - hear personal interviews, read articles, and watch videos on the impact of this time period.

 Arts
  •    - Enjoy an easy art project using flowers from your yard. This project is suitable for preschool and elementary aged audiences.

Secondary

Optional Secondary Daily Schedule

Optional Time Activity Ideas
Before 9 a.m. Wake Up & Breakfast  
9-10 a.m. Morning Physical Activity

Take a walk - Remember to practice social distancing; 

Have 2020欧洲杯积分a dance party in your kitchen;

Make a backyard or indoor Scavenger Hunt;

Get moving with these YouTube options:
-; ; ; or .

10-11 a.m. Academic Time:
Social Studies
Science
See below for activities by content area.
11-12 p.m. Creative Time

Play music;

Cook;

Draw and write with authors/illustrators:

-

Post daily creative challenges on Twitter;
Art Prompts:
-; or .

12-12:30 p.m. Lunch  
12:30-1 p.m. Clean Up Clean your room, help around the house, etc.
1-2:30 p.m. Quiet Time Check out these resources for quiet time:
-
-
-
-
-
2:30-4 p.m. Academic Time:
English
Mathematics
See below for activities by content area.
4-5 p.m. Fresh Air Take a walk, ride your bike, play outside with siblings - Remember to practice social distancing.
5 p.m.-bedtime Connect with others

Eat dinner with family;

Connect with friends and family virtually;

Rest;

Get plenty of sleep.

 

Optional Academic Activities by Content Area

Academic Area Activity
English

Journal2020欧洲杯积分 your experiences of what is going on during your time at home. Here are ;

Read2020欧洲杯积分 a book and make a short video about it;

Visit and enjoy a wonderful book read aloud by a member of the Screen Actors Guild;

Listen to compiled by author Kate Messner;

Brush up on your grammar skills:;

Create your own 2020欧洲杯积分comic strips or graphic novels;

Explore these digital resources to build your English language skills:



.

Mathematics

Need a free calculator? Don’t forget has a free desktop version and app!

Review math concepts from earlier in the year using ;

Problem solve different mathematical areas through ;

Explore a variety of mathematical concepts through interactive simulations and games on !

Science

Explore and create on and

Take a virtual field trip:
(can filter by content)

Explore a variety of scientific topics:
PHET Simulations (, , , )

.

Social Studies

Take a virtual field trip:

(can filter by content);

Learn about the history and the meaning of the U.S. Constitution through the ;

 Explore different aspects of civics through games on .

 

Optional Learning Links

Preschool

Virtual Field Trips

  •  - Contains videos, live cam footage, stories, and activities for all ages.
  •  - Offers videos, live cam footage, and information on a variety of marine animals.
  •  This virtual field trip to a dairy farm teaches students about cows and how milk goes from the farm to the grocery store.
  • Offering free videos in various areas of learning; math, science, industry, and animals.

Physical Wellness

  • This site has 12 physical activities for toddlers and preschoolers. 
  • This website will help kids get moving and work on some literacy skills. Parents will need to set up a free account to have access to the site free of charge for 21 days.
  • Offers various movement activities combining literacy, math, social emotional, and science concepts and vocabulary.

Early Literacy and Math

  • This website has multiple early literacy and math activities to include nursery rhymes, fun songs, and movement.
  • This website offers children digital books, animated stories, and watch and learn videos. Parents will need to set up a free account to access these resources.
  • This website has multiple games and printable sheets to assist young learners with learning shapes, numbers, patterns, sorting, and counting. Parents will need to set up a free account to access the resources.
  • Offers digital books, videos and games, including creating your own stories.
  •  - A reading with permission from Scholastic. Available online through June 2020. (This link will be removed June 12)
  •  - A reading with permission from Scholastic. Available online through June 2020. (This link will be removed June 12)

Science

  • – NSTA and Next Generation Science videos for all grade levels and activities to try at home.
  • - Online learning games that keep learning fun.
  • – Students can meet the animals while viewing webcams, play in the science game center, explore the learning lab and become creators.
  • - Explore Brain Boosters and Animal Facts and Pictures, and Cool Stuff.

 

Kindergarten - Grade 2

Optional K-2 Digital Learning Resources for Parents

(Parents may need to set up free accounts to access material on some websites)

Literacy

These websites contain digital books, videos, activities, and games focused on helping young learners to build and practice literacy skills.

  •  - This resource offers a variety of projects and activities designed to support literacy. Can be filtered by grade level. 
  •  - This site has celebrity actors reading well known story books aloud via YouTube. 
  •  - This site has a variety of texts that can be accessed for free. Texts can be searched by topic and/or reading level. 
  •  - This site has day-to-day projects to keep students reading, thinking and learning. 
  •  - Has free book access narrated in many languages.
  •  - Printable at-home activity packs are designed to provide K-8 students with valuable self-directed exercises and practice during extended absences from school. Each pack is designed to reinforce key concepts for a given grade.
  •  - A free online program to support beginning readers’ vocabulary and concept development while systematically introducing all the main phonetic patterns of written English. 
  • - A reading with permission from Scholastic. Available online through June 2020. (This link will be removed June 12)
  • - A reading with permission from Scholastic. Available online through June 2020. (This link will be removed June 12)
  • - AudioBookCloud is an online audio book library collection with unlimited remote access for all ages.

Math

These websites contain puzzles and games focused on helping young learners to build and practice math skills.

  •  - Engaging stories and hands-on math activities for families to share. (Adults should access and navigate the Bedtime Math website.)
  •  - Problem-based lessons, including engaging videos and photos, to foster students’ curiosity and incorporate mathematical reasoning and problem solving.
  •  -  Fun, very powerful, highly interactive number sense activities that can be used at any grade level!
  • STMath (K-5) and DreamBox (K-8) - Students may work independently on either of these adaptive and engaging instructional programs that utilize rich visuals and interactivity to build mathematical understanding. STMath is all visual with no language barriers. DreamBox is available in Spanish and English. Access these program through your student's Clever account. 
  • - TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books for grades K-6. (Chrome browser recommended)

Science

These websites contain videos, activities and games focused on helping young learners to expand their science skills.

  •  - Students can meet the animals while viewing webcams, play in the science game center, explore the learning lab and become creators.
  •  - Explore Brain Boosters and Animal Facts and Pictures, and Cool Stuff.
  •  - Contains videos, live cam footage, stories, and activities for all ages.
  •  - Engineering activities, online games, and videos to get kids moving and training like an astronaut.
  •  - Enjoy open access images, activities and games, 3D images, and pioneer stories. 

History & Social Science

These websites contain virtual field trips, videos, and activities focused on helping young learners to expand their history and social science skills.

  •  - These virtual events let educators take students to amazing places and give them remarkable experiences, without ever leaving the classroom. 
  •  - Select Learning Adventures from: Symbols, Songs, and Structures: How Laws are Made; Historical Documents; Branches of Government…and more. 

Movement, Music, and the Arts

These websites contain multiple ideas for at home activities that include art, music, and physical movement.

  •  - Videos, games, and activities focused on introducing short bursts of physical exercise for young children.
  •  - PBS resource for music games for younger students.
  •  - 80 art games for kids, art videos, blog, and more! 
  •  -  Author and illustrator, Mo Willems, invites you into his studio every day for his lunch doodle. Learners can draw, doodle, and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually. 
  •  - Join Laura from the Sharron Baucom Dale City Recreation Center for a Zumba workout set to a salsa beat that's sure to put a smile on your face.
  •  - Join Kathy from the Dale City Recreation Center for a full-body workout you can do right from home, and even from your chair.

Gifted Education

2020欧洲杯积分These websites contain videos and activities focused on helping young learners to expand their critical thinking skills.

  •  - Answers to questions and curiosities, including “Wonder of the Day”.
  •  - Smart videos for curious minds of all ages.
  •  -Learn to make computer games, apps, and animations using code.
  • - Wow in the World is an NPR podcast for “curious kids and their grownups”.

World Languages

These websites contain stories and activities in Spanish and French.

  •  - Some well-known children's stories translated into French and spoken by a native French speaker. Read along in French or English. 
  •  - Children's books from around the world in French.
  •  - Some well-known children's stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. Read along in Spanish or English. 
  •  - Links to Spanish music, TV shows, audio books, and a variety of activities.

English Learners

2020欧洲杯积分These websites contain stories in a variety of languages to expand literacy skills.

  •  - Provides access to the best of the children's literature from around the world.
  •  - Picture Books that are read aloud in different languages.
  •  - Books online for building fluency.
  •  - Free digital library.

Grades 3-5

Optional 3-5 Digital Learning Resources for Parents

(Parents may need to set up free accounts to access material on some websites)

Literacy Websites

2020欧洲杯积分These websites contain digital books, videos, activities, and games focused on helping learners to build and practice literacy skills.

  •  - This site offers resources to assist parents in helping readers build literacy skills.
  •  - This resource offers a variety of searchable reading materials (fiction, non-fiction, and poetry) as well as text sets. Parents will need to create a login, but it is free and user friendly.
  •  - This site has day-to-day projects to keep students reading, thinking and learning. 
  •  - Printable at-home activity packs are designed to provide K-8 students with valuable self-directed exercises and practice during extended absences from school. Each pack is designed to reinforce key concepts for a given grade.
  •  -  A free online program to support beginning readers’ vocabulary and concept development while systematically introducing all the main phonetic patterns of written English.
  •  - AudioBookCloud is an online audio book library collection with unlimited remote access for all ages.

Math Websites

2020欧洲杯积分These websites contain puzzles and games focused on helping learners to build and practice math skills.

  •  -  Engaging stories and hands-on math activities for families to share. (Adults should access and navigate the Bedtime Math website.)
  •  - This site includes a wide variety of mathematics games and resources, including Ten Frame Mania, Numtanga, and Math Limbo, to challenge students’ math thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.  
  •  - Challenging math problems at all grade levels that have a “closed beginning,” meaning that they all start with the same initial problem, a “closed end,” meaning that they all end with the same answer, and an “open middle,” meaning that there are multiple ways to approach and ultimately solve the problem.
  • STMath (K-5) and DreamBox (K-8) - Students may work independently on either of these adaptive and engaging instructional programs that utilize rich visuals and interactivity to build mathematical understanding. STMath is all visual with no language barriers. DreamBox is available in Spanish and English. Access these program through your student's Clever account. 
  • - TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books for grades K-6. (Chrome browser recommended)

Science Websites

These websites contain videos, activities and games focused on helping learners to expand their science skills.

  •  - Students can meet the animals while viewing webcams, play in the science game center, explore the learning lab and become creators.
  •  - Explore Brain Boosters and Animal Facts and Pictures, and Cool Stuff.
  • Contains videos, live cam footage, stories, and activities for all ages.
  •  - Engineering activities, online games, and videos to get kids moving and training like an astronaut.
  •  - Enjoy open access images, activities and games, 3D images, and pioneer stories. 

History and Social Science

These websites contain virtual field trips, videos, and activities focused on helping learners to expand their history and social science skills.

  •  - Includes resources and articles on Virginia history.
  •  - Full of historical places to visit virtually and engage with site resources.
  •  - Select Learning Adventures from: Symbols, Songs, and Structures: How Laws are Made; Historical Documents; Branches of Government…and more. 

Movement, Music, and the Arts

These websites contain multiple ideas for at home activities that include art, music, and physical movement.

  •  - Monthly calendars to promote health and physical activity. 
  •  - Videos, games, and activities focused on introducing short bursts of physical exercise for young children.
  •  - PBS resource for music games for younger students 
  •  - 80 art games for kids, art videos, blog, and more! 
  •  - Popular children's author offering free lessons on his YouTube channel 
  •  - Join Laura from the Sharron Baucom Dale City Recreation Center for a Zumba workout set to a salsa beat that's sure to put a smile on your face.
  •  - Join Kathy from the Dale City Recreation Center for a full-body workout you can do right from home, and even from your chair.

Gifted Education

These websites contain videos and activities focused on helping learners to expand their critical thinking skills.

  • -  Explore answers to fascinating questions and curiosities. Check out the "Wonder of the Day."
  •  - News stories and interesting features for students at all reading levels.
  • - Smart videos for curious minds of all ages.
  • - A podcast that guides curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. Emphasis is on science and technology topics. 
  •  - Hands-on challenges created by Virginia Children's Engineering Council to promote design, engineering, and technology. 

World Languages

2020欧洲杯积分These websites contain stories and activities in Spanish and French.

  •  - Stories in French.
  •  - Children's books in French.
  •  - Some well-known children's stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. Read along in Spanish or English.
  •  - A fun and musical approach to introduce the Spanish language to children.

English Learners

These websites contain stories in a variety of languages to expand literacy skills.

  •  -  Provides access to the best of children's literature from around the world.
  •  -Picture Books that are read aloud in different languages. 
  •  - Books online for building fluency.
  •  - Free digital library.

 

Grades 6-8

Optional 6-8 Digital Learning Resources for Parents

2020欧洲杯积分(Parents may need to set up free accounts to access material on some websites)

Literacy

These websites contain digital books, videos and activities focused on helping learners to build and practice literacy skills.

  •  - Offers a variety of projects and activities designed to support literacy. Can be filtered by grade level. 
  •  - Offers a variety of short videos, each with instructional materials that highlight essential vocabulary and questions to consider during and after viewing. 
  •  - Offers a variety of searchable reading materials (fiction, non-fiction, and poetry), text sets, and paired passages. Parents will need to create a login and create a “class” for their student, but it is free and user friendly. Includes an "Article of the Day" non-fiction set and a protocol for response suggested for students K-8.  Other materials available for students K-12. 
  •  - Offers a variety of searchable reading materials (fiction, non-fiction, and poetry) as well as text sets. Parents will need to create a login, but it is free and user friendly. Material for student 3-12. 
  •  - Provides access to historical documents and images that can be used for content and visual analysis. 
  •  - Printable at-home activity packs are designed to provide K-8 students with valuable self-directed exercises and practice during extended absences from school. Each pack is designed to reinforce key concepts for a given grade.
  • - AudioBookCloud is an online audio book library collection with unlimited remote access for all ages.
  • - TeenBookCloud is an online database of eBooks for grades 7-12.

Math

These websites contain videos and activities focused on helping learners to build and practice math skills.

  •  - Offers free online four-function, scientific, and graphing calculators for public use. These can be accessed on laptop, tablet, or personal device.   
  •  - Provides practice exercises, instructional videos, and personalized learning for specific mathematics topics. Videos can also be accessed in several other languages as needed.  
  •  - Allows students to create free accounts and play online games where they answer a mix of math questions along the way. Useful for students who enjoy a video game like atmosphere.  
  •  - A free interactive simulation for math concepts and applications. Suggestion would be to select the topic that your child is learning in mathematics to engage in an interactive simulation of the math concept.   
  •  - Both video tutorials and practice items, but also has links for printable worksheets in case students want to practice without a computer.    
  •  - Challenging puzzle-type math problems for students to work. These would be great for family discussion.   
  • DreamBox (K-8) - Students may work independently on this adaptive and engaging instructional program that utilizes rich visuals and interactivity to build mathematical understanding. DreamBox is available in Spanish and English. Access this program through your student's Clever account. 

Science Websites

These websites contain videos and activities focused on helping learners to expand their science skills.

  •  - Inter-actives, educational articles, video resources, and virtual field trips.
  •  - Natural science themed reading, sortable by grade level, and accompanied by visuals and vocabulary resources. 
  •  - Curated, free, standards-aligned videos and inter-actives for multiple curriculum areas and grade levels.
  •  - Enjoy open access images, activities and games, 3D images, and pioneer stories. 
  • – Virtual lessons and take home labs.
  • by Cengage - Referenced content with full-text magazines, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links.

History and Social Science

These websites contain videos and activities focused on helping learners to expand their history and social science skills.

  •   - A collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH to preserve the most significant public television and radio programs of the past 60 years. Students can start by searching through the special collections, which contain exhibits such as "Voices from the Southern Civil Rights Movement" presents educational and noncommercial radio programs from the 1950s and 1960s that offer historic testimonies from movement participants. - 
  •  - National Archives offers a variety of eyewitness perspectives of events ranging from war, the presidency, expansion, leadership and freedom throughout American History.
  •  - The national World War II museum in New Orleans provides primary source documents, online articles and videos covering World War II. 
  •  - This a game from the Federal Reserve that focus on the question "Why do we have money?" Think about a dollar bill: If you’re hungry, you can't eat it; in a rainstorm, it won't keep you dry. But you can trade it for an apple or an umbrella. If you lived in a world without money, how would you get the things you want and need?
  •  - Financial Football is a fast-paced, interactive game that engages students while teaching them personal finance skills. The latest release features 3D graphics and game-changing opportunities with audibles, blitzes and long yardage plays. The game is available to play via browser or through a free app. 
  •  - Contains resources designed to help high school students learn about economic principles. These free interactive resources are aligned with high school economics standards. 
  • - Learn to make a historically accurate 1800s "Beaten Biscuits" recipe with staff from Prince William County's Historic Preservation Staff.
  • - Learn about the History of Bristoe station and the civil war battles and related events surrounding this crucial union supply line that is still an active railway today.
  • - Learn about Thomas Davis, the former Sheriff of Prince William County whose farm became an important civil war battlefield and encampment.
  • - Take a virtual tour of the nature trail at the Brentsville Historic Center, and the historical debate about the origin of the earthworks found there.
  • - Join staff from the Prince William County's Historic Preservation Division for a tour of picturesque Rippon Lodge, a historic Prince William County Home lived in from 1700s through the 1990s.
  • - Learn about the architecture of Rippon Lodge and how it has changed over the estate's history.

Movement, Music, and the Arts

These websites contain multiple ideas for at home activities that include art, music, and physical movement.

  •  - The Online Physical Education Network shares tools for creating an active home. 
  •  - Dance-themed videos, songs, and lesson plans that support learning in multiple subjects. 
  •  - Monthly calendars to promote health and physical activity.
  •  - Web-based interactive music activity site.
  •  - Find 100 different sketchbook prompts here! This list covers many bases and is organized by category. There are prompts about animals, food, people, and other things that will spark your interest. 
  •  - Are you interested in the art of paper folding? Access countless video tutorials! 
  • - Join Laura from the Sharron Baucom Dale City Recreation Center for a Zumba workout set to a salsa beat that's sure to put a smile on your face.
  • - Join Kathy from the Dale City Recreation Center for a full-body workout you can do right from home, and even from your chair.

Gifted Education

These websites contain videos and activities focused on helping learners to expand their critical thinking skills.

  •  - News and features. In Spanish too.
  • - These TED Talks for students are video-based lessons organized by age and subject. 
  •  - A community for people who like to make things.  Explore projects of all kinds.
  •  - Hands-on projects that combine math and art while learning about fractals.
  •  - Build real working apps, games, and websites using blocks, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and more.
  •  - A collection of brain teasers, puzzles, riddles, and optical illusions to exercise your brain.

World Language

These websites contain activities in Spanish, French and German.

  •  - The activities included in this choice board were created to be intentionally generic and non-language specific so that the ideas might be practical for students of multiple languages.  They are ready to use resources without the need of teacher preparation or paid subscriptions. Choice boards allow students to select activities that interest them and those that they have the resources to complete. 
  •  - Free online books in many languages. Type the language of books you would like to read in the “search” box. (French, German, Spanish.)
  •  - A YouTube channel containing a variety of simple conversational language practice in French.
  •  - Free online books in many languages. Type the language of books you would like to read in the “search” box. (French, German, Spanish.)
  •  -  A YouTube channel containing a variety of simple conversational language practice in German.
  •  - Free online books in many languages. Type the language of books you would like to read in the “search” box. (French, German, Spanish.)
  •  -  A YouTube channel containing a variety of simple conversational language practice in Spanish.

Career & Technical Education (CTE)

  • (WHRO course) 

English Learners

2020欧洲杯积分These websites contain activities to expand literacy skills.

  •  - Activities and Games to Practice Grammar and Language Skills.
  •  - Practice Vocabulary with exercises and quizzes.
  •  - Stories and free Spanish lessons.
  •  - English Lessons to practice language through today’s top news stories.
  •  Grammar - Grammar is the collection of rules and conventions that make languages go. 

Visually Impaired

  •  - Free cloud platform of apps for blind, low vision, deaf, and reading impaired students. Highly visual and fully audible typing tutor, games, flash cards, and study apps. 

Grades 9-12

Optional 9-12 Digital Learning Resources for Parents

(Parents may need to set up free accounts to access material on some websites)

Literacy

These websites contain digital books, videos and activities focused on helping learners to build and practice literacy skills.

  •  - Offers a variety of projects and activities designed to support literacy. Can be filtered by grade level. 
  •  - Offers a variety of short videos, each with instructional materials that highlight essential vocabulary and questions to consider during and after viewing. 
  •  - Offers a variety of searchable reading materials (fiction, non-fiction, and poetry), text sets, and paired passages. Parents will need to create a login and create a “class” for their student, but it is free and user friendly. Includes an "Article of the Day" non-fiction set and a protocol for response suggested for students K-8.  Other materials available for students K-12. 
  •  - Offers a variety of searchable reading materials (fiction, non-fiction, and poetry) as well as text sets. Parents will need to create a login, but it is free and user friendly. Material for student 3-12. 
  •  - Provides access to historical documents and images that can be used for content and visual analysis. 
  • - AudioBookCloud is an online audio book library collection with unlimited remote access for all ages.
  • - TeenBookCloud is an online database of eBooks for grades 7-12.

Math

These websites contain videos and activities focused on helping learners to build and practice math skills.

  •  - Offers free online four-function, scientific, and graphing calculators for public use. These can be accessed on laptop, tablet, or personal device.
  •  - Free online tool for Geometry.
  •  - Khan Academy provides practice exercises, instructional videos, and personalized learning for mathematics. Videos can also be accessed in several other languages as needed.  Suggestion would be to search topics that your child has been learning in mathematics to review instructional videos and for practice.
  •  - PHET is a free, interactive simulation for math concepts and applications. Suggestion would be to select the topic that your child is learning in mathematics to engage in an interactive simulation of the math concept.  
  •  - This site has both video tutorials and practice items, but also has links for printable worksheets in case students want to practice without a computer.
  •  - Challenging puzzle-type math problems for students to work. These would be great for family discussion. 

Science

2020欧洲杯积分These websites contain videos and activities focused on helping learners to expand their science skills.

  •  - Inter-actives, text, video resources, and virtual field trips accessible from all devices. Students and staff both login with PWCS Credentials.
  •  - Natural science themed reading, sortable by grade level and accompanied by visuals and vocabulary resources.
  •  - Curated, free standards-aligned videos, inter-actives, and lesson plans for multiple curriculum areas and grade levels.
  •  - Free interactive simulations for math and science, organized by content can be accessed by all without an account. HTML 5 simulations are compatible on any device. Downloadable resources are available to teachers using free accounts.
  •  - Links to resource collections and learning opportunities from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  •  - Enjoy open access images, activities and games, 3D images, and pioneer stories. 
  •  – Virtual lessons and take home labs.
  •  by Cengage - Referenced content with full-text magazines, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links.
  • - Real science, real stories, and real data to engage students in interactive learning.

History and Social Science

These websites contain videos and activities focused on helping learners to expand their history and social science skills.

  •  - Several of the modules would be helpful for this particular time period, including: European Middle Ages, The Great Schism, The Crusades, The Mongols, Song China, Medieval Japan, Mayan, Aztec, and Inca, Environment and Trade, Human Migration, Development of New Trading Cities, Cultural Interactions, Disease and Demography.
  •  - This website includes an article over-viewing the Black Death, as well as links to primary sources that align to the topic.  
  •  - This guide gathers links to World War II related resources throughout the Library of Congress Web site. These resources will be useful for students in World History II and US & VA History. 
  •  - This site includes numerous eyewitness accounts that will be useful for students studying US History.  The site is organized by time period and contains several eyewitness accounts for each. 
  •  - This site includes modules that will review content covered towards the end of the US and Virginia Government course. The modules contain excellent review of the content, as well as short practice assessment opportunities.
  •  - Ever wonder why your favorite sandwich costs what it does? We’ll take you on a journey from farm to wallet and investigate what causes the prices of certain foods to increase and decrease. 
  •  - Learn to make a historically accurate 1800s "Beaten Biscuits" recipe with staff from Prince William County's Historic Preservation Staff.
  •  - Learn about the History of Bristoe station and the civil war battles and related events surrounding this crucial union supply line that is still an active railway today.
  •  - Learn about Thomas Davis, the former Sheriff of Prince William County whose farm became an important civil war battlefield and encampment.
  •  - Take a virtual tour of the nature trail at the Brentsville Historic Center, and the historical debate about the origin of the earthworks found there.
  • - Join staff from the Prince William County's Historic Preservation Division for a tour of picturesque Rippon Lodge, a historic Prince William County Home lived in from 1700s through the 1990s.
  • - Learn about the architecture of Rippon Lodge and how it has changed over the estate's history.

Movement, Music, and the Arts

2020欧洲杯积分These websites contain multiple ideas for at home activities that include art, music, and physical movement.

  •  - The Online Physical Education Network shares tools for creating an active home. 
  •  - Dance-themed videos, songs, and lesson plans that support learning in multiple subjects. 
  •  - Monthly calendars to promote health and physical activity. 
  •  - Web-based interactive music activity site.
  •  - Web-based tours of famous performance venues. 
  •  - Join Laura from the Sharron Baucom Dale City Recreation Center for a Zumba workout set to a salsa beat that's sure to put a smile on your face.
  •  - Join Kathy from the Dale City Recreation Center for a full-body workout you can do right from home, and even from your chair.

Gifted Education

These websites contain videos and activities focused on helping learners to expand their critical thinking skills.

  •  - News stories and features for students at all reading levels.
  •  - A community for people who like to make things.  Explore projects of all kinds from book binding to cooking to circuitry.
  •  - Hands-on projects that combine math and art while learning about fractals.
  •  - Learn how to code or complete activities that help you think like a programmer. Build real working apps, games, and websites using blocks, JavaScript, CSS, HTML and more.
  •  - Solve all kinds of brain teasers, play with optical illusions, games, and quizzes. 
  •  - TED Talks are video-based lessons organized by subject, covering almost any topic, from science to business to global issues.

World Language

These websites contain activities in Spanish, French and German.

  • - A YouTube channel containing a variety of simple conversational language practice in many languages.
  • - Vocabulary flashcard practice for Spanish & French (select appropriate unit).
  • - Free online books in many languages. Type the language of books you would like to read in the “search” box. (Arabic, French, German, Italian, Korean, Latin, Russian, Spanish).

English Learners

2020欧洲杯积分These websites contain activities to expand literacy skills.

  •  -  Activities and Games to Practice Grammar and Language Skills.
  •  - Practice Vocabulary with exercises and quizzes.
  •  - Stories and free Spanish lessons.
  •  - English Lessons to practice language through today’s top news stories.
  •  Grammar - Grammar is the collection of rules and conventions that make languages go. 

Advanced Academic Coursework

  •  - This website provides the latest updates and resources from the College Board regarding AP courses and exams. 
  •  - This website from Cambridge International Assessments provides links to free resources and materials designed to help teachers deliver engaging lessons and explain challenging topics and skills to their students.
  •  - This website provides the latest updates and resources for students and staff from the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).

 

Division Digital Resources

PWCS provides many options for how schools, teachers, and students can communicate and collaborate.

Virtual Learning Opportunities for PWCS Families

Virtual Prince William

Virtual Prince William is the county's online learning program.  It is a supplemental program where students can take virtual courses instead of participating in the traditional setting.  VPW provides a unique opportunity for students to earn high school credit in an online classroom.  Students and teachers communicate within the Canvas-based learning management system utilizing tools such as secure email, audio, video, web conferencing, live lessons, and messaging.  Students are provided with quality, standards-based courses taught by highly-qualified PWCS teachers.  All courses are aligned with PWCS and Virginia SOL objectives and state standards.  Virtual Prince William instructors provide direct instruction to students online and communicate directly with parents to help ensure student success. VPW courses are NCAA approved as non-traditional courses. For information on how to enroll in Virtual Prince William, please contact your professional school counselor.

Virtual Virginia is the Commonwealth’s online learning program, operated by the Virginia Department of Education. The Virtual Virginia program offers online courses, digital content, and professional development opportunities to schools, students, and educators across the Commonwealth. The program is designed to supplement local school division online programs. Enrollment is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Virtual Virginia offers online Advanced Placement, world language, elective, and core academic courses to students across the Commonwealth, the nation, and throughout the world. The courses utilize Canvas course management software to maximize the interactivity of each class. Each course contains video segments, audio clips, whiteboard interaction, multimedia activities, and online discussions, as well as text. Instructors are available for telephone and online communication with students throughout the day. Full-time instructors are online with students at least 40 hours per week. Adjunct instructors have posted office hours. Virtual Virginia courses offer a rich multimedia learning environment that appeals to a variety of learning styles. Virtual Virginia courses can be scheduled flexibly throughout the day, as courses do not have to be taken in “real” time. A mentor must be assigned to all participating students. For information on how to enroll in Virtual Virginia, please contact your professional school counselor. 

Students wishing to enroll in private schools will find a list of members of the Virginia Council for Private Education at this site. These programs are not affiliated with Prince William County Schools. 

 

Additional Resources

- WETA website to support English Language Learners.

K-12 Daily Choice Board (PDF) 

High School, Science Opportunity (fee with limited scholarships available):

 

is a six-week virtual2020欧洲杯积分 summer program for high school students. Taught by Harvard and Stanford graduates and teaching assistants, SSI consists of three main parts:

• A research and data science boot camp: Students will learn how to design and conduct data science research projects. Students will also learn valuable computer science and presentation skills. 
• A Masterclass lecture series: Students will be connected with 30+ speakers from Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and other top institutions—from Forbes 30 under 30 awardees, Intel Science Talent Search (STS) winners, to International Math Olympiad Medalists.
• An independent research project: Students will also have the opportunity to conduct a research project in a scientific field of interest. Students will be matched to a virtual lab and mentors, including International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) winners and Research Science Institute (RSI) scholars. 

There are 20 full-tuition scholarships for students who cannot afford to pay full tuition, in addition to their broad financial aid policy. Refer to "Tuition."

 

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.