Mrs. Schwartz ESOL
Instructor: Mrs. Schwartz   

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Hello, Eti Sen, Hola, ഹലോ, Muraho, Здравейте, Chao ban, હેલોহ্যালোمرحباً, Bonjour, روز بخیر, ہیلو,ਸਤ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ여보세요你好Здравствуйтездра̏во
 
Hi Students and Parents!  While we are distance learning, please do what works best for your family.  I encourage you to work with numbers and practice MATH skills each day. READ for fun in your first language and in English.  Explore the world around you and make observations; make inquiries! Please take care of yourselves until we can be together again!  
I've compiled a list of websites and other resources you and your family can use to keep the learning FUN!

I am available to help your student anytime by email at schwarse@pwcs.edu

My Office Hours are Mondays at 1:00 for all students.  Join me in my virtual classroom on Zoom during that time.*

My Level 1 students will meet each Monday at 11:30 in my virtual classroom on Zoom to practice English.*

*I will email the meeting ID and password for my Zoom meetings to the email address I have on file.








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MATH
IXL Log on with your personal password to practice your math skills. Go to your grade level and choose the standard or skill you need to work on. 

https://www.ixl.com/signin/georgeg

Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org/
 Online non-profit site offers free resources to keep the learning going while schools are closed. 

Math Activities for Kids to do at Home
https://matr.org/blog/fun-maths-games-activities-for-kids/?fbclid=IwAR3aKHKHS0zgeqRFXiS39pinM7S0snXG38drC4yuX4En-GDgk10mxgJVNnA

READING
Starfall 
http://www.starfall.com  Online resource that allows children to have FUN while they learn to read.  It is especially effective for English Language Development.  

Scholastic

https://www.scholastic.com Excellent resource to build your own library

RAZ Kids

https://raz-kids.org  Award winning resource that provides a library of differentiated readers for your child.  Your child's classroom teacher has updated your student with the correct level of books.

PBS Kids Reading Games
https://pbskids.org/games/story Non fiction interactive stories and videos designed to build vocabulary.


SCIENCE and SOCIAL STUDIES
SOLpass

www.solpass.org Virginia's leader in online resources for SOL Science and Social Studies practice.  While nothing replaces classroom learning, this tool is an excellent resource for families to use while we are away from the classroom.

eMediaVA
www.emediava.org Online multi-media offerings for ALL of Virginia's SOL objectives, in ALL content areas.  With more that 163,000 resources for Virginia students in grades pre-K-12 and beyond, eMediaVA is a fantastic resource for parents to turn to while our state's students are out of the classroom.


ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING (ELL) RESOURCES
Colorin colorado!
www.colorincolorado.org An excellent bilingual resource for educators and families of English language learners.  The site provides research based information, activities, and advice for families and educators all over the US.

WIDA
www.wida.wisc.edu Creates assessments (our students take WIDA ACCESS annually to drive instruction for the following school year), but that is not all.  WIDA provides high quality resources and tools to educators, administrators and families.  The organization is dedicated to the language development of multilingual learners.



Need Even MORE?  You Got It!!
Virtual Field Trips
Why not take a virtual field trip to the Louvre in Paris?  Or visit Vatican treasures in Rome?  Go to www.robbreport.com and click on "Lifestyle" then go to "News" and the link to "14 World Class Museums that Offer Virtual Tours."

Or, stay local and visit the Natural History Museum in Washington, DC by going to its website at www.naturalhistory.si.edu and go to "Visit" then click on "Virtual Tour".

Get up and MOVE
Debbie Allen, world famous dancer is offering a FREE dance class on her Instagram page!  You can follow her at @msdebbieallen
Get the wiggles and the sillies out by going to Go Noodle.  It's free and it's fun!  Go Noodle inspires kids to enjoy movement through physical and mental activities.  Go to www.gonoodle.com to get started and get moving!


Doodling FUN
Join award winning author and artist, Mo Willems, each day for a LIVE drawing activity.  Mo Willems books, Knuffle Bunny, Pigeon books, and Elephant and Piggy, are kid favorites.  Join in each day at 1:00 by going to the Kennedy Center webpage at www.kennedy-center.org.  You can email Mo Willems at LunchDOODLES@kennedy-center.org.  And, if you post your work on any social media, be sure to use the hashtag #MoLunchDoodles.