Ms. Myer
myerdx@pwcs.edu

Virtual Schoolhouse

Instructional Block: Tuesdays 8:30 - 10:00
Office Hours: Thursdays 12:00 - 1:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Announcements:

VIRTUAL SCHOOLHOUSE JUNE 9
Assignments are posted in Microsoft TEAMS and on this page in the Virtual Schoolhouse June 9 folder. The June 9 PDF contains the directions and links to materials for today.


VIRTUAL SCHOOLHOUSE JUNE 2
Assignments are posted in Microsoft TEAMS and on this page: Files and Documents - Virtual Schoolhouse - June 2. Details regarding Thursday's virtual meeting will be sent via email by Wednesday afternoon.

VIRTUAL SCHOOLHOUSE MAY 26
Warm-up: Review of Figurative Language: Nearpod Lesson: Similes and Metaphors. Link to the Nearpod lesson is posted in TEAMS.
Read and Write:
1. Read or reread the poem, "Advice For Eighth Grade" from Scope Magazine. Link to a read aloud of the poem and today's writing challenge is posted in TEAMS. A PDF of the poem is provided in the virtual schoolhouse folder for May 26 and on the TEAMS page. 
2. Write your own "advice poem". Use the poem planning page from the May 26 folder or the TEAMS page.
3. Create a FLIPGRID to share your poem. FLIPGRID is a tab at the top of the TEAMS page. Use this to link to the assignment.

 
CLASS MEETING MAY 21: Details regarding Thursday's virtual class meeting have been sent to students' email.  Please contact me if you have any questions.

VIRTUAL SCHOOLHOUSE MAY 19
Resources for today's optional learning activities are posted in TEAMS as well as the May 19 folder in the VIRTUAL SCHOOLHOUSE folder on this class page. Check out the new folder, "Reading Resources" also in the Virtual Schoolhouse folder.
Warm-up: Watch the Flocabulary video and complete the Read and Respond assignment for the lesson, "Making Inferences".
Read and Write: Read the poem, "Advice for Eighth Grade" from Scope Magazine. Answer the analyzing poetry question and choose an activity (or more) from the choice board.


VIRTUAL SCHOOLHOUSE MAY 12
Resources for today's optional learning activities are posted in TEAMS as well as the May 12 folder in the VIRTUAL SCHOOLHOUSE folder on this class page.
Warm-up: Watch Flocabulary video: "Parts of Speech". Complete either the lyric lab OR the vocabulary cards assignment.

Read and Write: Read the Scope Magazine drama selection, "The Sword in the Stone". Be sure to read the left column, then the right column on the page before scrolling to the next page. Choose a response activity from the choice board.

Flipgrid share: If you would like to share your choice board response on flipgrid, please go to the TEAMS page for the link.


VIRTUAL SCHOOLHOUSE MAY 5
Directions for today's learning opportunities are posted in TEAMS and in the folder, "Virtual Schoolhouse": May 5. Directions for this week's virtual meeting will be emailed on Wednesday.


TEAMS Meetings Thursday, April 30
Students received a notice regarding the meeting for their class period. Go to TEAMS to see the meeting link. I have created a file in the VIRTUAL SCHOOLHOUSE folder that outlines expectations for virtual meetings. 


VIRTUAL SCHOOLHOUSE APRIL 28 
Directions and materials for today's instructional block are located in the folder: April 28. Go to FILES AND DOCUMENTS - VIRTUAL SCHOOLHOUSE - APRIL 28. Assignments are also located in TEAMS. You may submit today's writing through TEAMS.

APRIL 23 TEAMS Meetings Schedule during Office Hours
Each language arts class is scheduled for a 15 minute meeting in Microsoft Teams on Thursday 4/23. We will try a Power Write, so bring a paper and pencil to participate. Meeting invitations were sent through Teams. Please note that this meeting is an optional activity.
First Period: 12:00 - 12:15
Second Period: 12:20 - 12:35
Fifth Period: 12:40 - 12:55
Sixth Period: 1:00-1:15

VIRTUAL SCHOOLHOUSE APRIL 21: For today's warm-up and overview of reading and writing assignments, see the power point located in the folder, "April 21". Go to: Files and Documents - Virtual Schoolhouse - April 21. Note: The reading and writing assignments for today are accessed through Microsoft Teams. 

VIRTUAL SCHOOLHOUSE APRIL 14 (please see folder with resources - go to: Files and Documents - Virtual School House - April 14)

Warm-up: Access IXL for language arts through CLEVER. Sixth Grade - Grammar and Mechanics - X. Sentences, Fragments, and Run-ons - Objective #1: Is the sentence delcarative, interrogative, imperative, or exclamatory? - complete all questions. There is a reference sheet for types of sentences in the April 14 folder.

Reading: Nonfiction article: "Mistakes Boost Learning" in the April 14 folder. Read the article and answer the first 4 questions that follow. You can print the article and questions or read on the computer; just use a sheet of paper to record your answer choices before you check. Use the answer key in the April 14 folder to check your work.

Writing: Access TEAMS using your OFFICE 365. Complete the reading response assignment. The writing prompts reference the article you just read.

Independent Reading: Spend time reading whatever you choose today. Read tomorrow, and the next day, and the next. You get it!


April 13
Cougar Families, we start our Virtual School House tomorrow with the Language Arts block at 8:30 AM. Tomorrow's learning opportunities will be posted on this page. Please read my Virtual School House introduction by opening the folder under "files and documents" on the left side of the page. This was emailed to parents and students on April 13.

March 31, 2020

Dear Students and Families,

All of you are in my thoughts at this time.  Students, you are an amazing group of young people, and I miss seeing you each school day.  I know you have questions about our learning plan for the remainder of sixth grade. I will provide you with any answers I have and send updates as I receive new information and guidelines regarding instruction.

You can check out my class page on the Benton website. Here I have posted some optional learning opportunities and materials for three assignments given before March 13.  If you check grade book and see an assignment that has NHI or no score at all, you still have an opportunity to complete work. If you do not see the assignment in the folder on my class page (click on Files and Documents on the left side of the web page) or need assistance with any assignment, send me an email so I can help you.

I plan to post some learning opportunities using TEAMS. Remember, you can access TEAMS through your office 365 account. I will notify you when those are ready. For now, read a good book (or two!), and please keep in touch.

Your teacher,
Ms. Myer



March 25: I have created a folder (click on the "Files and Documents" on the left side of this page) for some third quarter assignments given prior to March 13. Students may use these resources to complete missing work or revise work. Please note that these are not new assignments. If a student wishes to retake a summative assessment, please contact me so I can explain the procedure (myerdx@pwcs.edu). I am also glad to answer questions regarding the assignments in the folder.

March 23, 2020

PWCS SCHOOL BUILDINGS CLOSED TO STUDENTS THROUGH THE END OF SCHOOL YEAR

By order of the Governor of Virginia, all Prince William County Public Schools will remain closed to students through the end of the 2019-2020 school year (June 2020), due to the health concerns caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus). 

The state will waive the days missed and will not require the days missed be made up.

Guidance is expected to come from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) later this week regarding graduation requirements, credits, and the impact of this decision on learning, including special education. The state is in the process of waiving Standards of Learning (SOL) this year. Once the waiver is received, we will provide an update. PWCS is also waiting on further guidance on other standard assessments and school accreditation. 

PWCS will review this guidance, as well as information from the federal Department of Education, to determine the impact to PWCS and necessary changes. PWCS will share additional information on these topics, and other questions in the coming days, as soon as possible.  

We know students, staff, and parents will have many questions and we thank you for your patience as we adjust to these changes as rapidly as possible.  

Prince William County Public Schools


Optional Learning Opportunities:

1. Read, read, read! Read novels, nonfiction, graphic novels, magazines, and enjoy your choice reading. Consider keeping a list of the titles (with author) that you read so you can look back at your progress.

2. Keep a journal. Document your experiences at this historical time. Write stories, poems, songs, anything!

3. Use CLEVER to log on to IXL. Complete sixth grade language arts objectives for practice.

4. Log on to FLOCABULARY  - you can use the link from our class page (under useful links) to go directly to the log on page for FLOCABULARY. Watch your favorites again. Peruse new concepts under reading and grammar lessons.

5. PWCS  Optional Learning Materials

6. My contact information: myerdx@pwcs.edu