Ms. Schwalm's Office Hours are Wednesdays from 10:00 - 11:00 am
Please reach out via email or phone

Virtual Schoolhouse activities are posted under the Files and Documents page under Virtual Schoolhouse

Please check weekly for new activities and resources
***Have a great summer!***

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Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! My name is Afton Schwalm and I will be your student’s teacher. I am so excited to have your student in my classroom this year as we are going to learn a lot and have fun!





Email: schwalal@pwcs.edu
Phone: 571 494 1075 





Class Resources

Here is a list of recommended apps to help your child

Reading: Raz-kids and Epic
Math: Dreambox and IXL
Social skills: TeachTown
Educational: Pebblego, Starfall, Brainpop, and Code.org

You can access these apps through the clever portal. Please let me know if you need assistance.


 

IEP Goal Assistance:

For students working on reading comprehension and decoding, I recommend using the reading apps (Raz-kids, Epic, Starfall) above as well as this reading bingo (https://primaryplayground.net/free-printable-reading-bingo/) for a fun game. Practicing reading to your student and having your child to read to you.



For students working on math calculation or math reasoning goals, I recommend using the math apps (Dreambox and IXL). Addition and subtraction practice can be worked on using toys as manipulatives, for example blocks, cars, etc.



For social skills practice, I recommend playing board games, having conversations about their day, and talking about feelings during this time. Let your child express how they are feeling and talk about using calming strategies. In class, we use a calm down space, deep breathes, sensory toys, weighted lap blankets, talking a walk, or jump roping. The students love to play Uno for social skills pr
actice. Ask your child about code.org. Some of them are working on coding Minecraft and have become quick learners!



For writing, have your child journal their feelings, daily activities, the weather, plans for the summer, etc. We are working on using capital letters at the beginning of the sentence and correct ending punctuation.



Life skills are also important at this time. Practice tying your shoes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRKQtNgqJx0), getting dressed, setting the table, cleaning up your toys, washing hands, etc. 



Lastly, please check in with your child's mental health. Please reach out to me by email or phone if I can help at all.







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 Ms. Schwalm misses all her Spoonie friends. Spoonie is our class mascot based off of our friend Forkie from Toy Story. Please feel free to reach out if I can help in any way.

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