"Every home is a university, and the teachers are the parents." 
(Mahatma Gandhi)

What is a Memorial? 
Happy Memorial Day!  
Please assist your child in the reading of this selection.  There are also comprehension questions for the selection.

Leveled Readers for students to read independently or with support:


Online Resources to try:  

Check out the Useful Links section to the left.
Let me know if you have questions.

Discovery Kids Mindblown

National Geographic Kids

Origo At Home Math (page down to choose your level)

International Children's Digital Library

REVIEW high-frequency words:
some, someone, somewhere, something,
every, everyone, everywhere, everything,
come, came, won't, does, would,

been, because, should, walk, believe, high, could, cold, want, what

Suggested practice for Kindergarten this week:  

REVIEW high-frequency words:
thing, find, all, what, that,
blue, of, jump, like, look,
does, every, from, goes, have,

will, can, my, for, she, here, was, he, come, do

Please continue to provide support as your child completes homework assignments from our teachers.  Contact me through my school email jhill@dcps.k12.va.us or by text or call at 
276-807-8919 if you have questions.  I am available 8-10 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.

Thank you to all parents and caregivers who are helping us to continue instruction during this trying time as we follow the state's suggested delivery of lessons and materials:

Governor Northam Orders All Virginia Schools to Close for the Remainder of the Academic Year

On March 23, 2020This link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website, Governor Ralph Northam extended his order that all public and private K-12 schools in Virginia close in response to the continued spread of COVID-19 for the remainder of the school year. This builds on the Governor’s previous school closure order and previously issued guidance asking child care providers to prioritize services for children of essential personnel, while asking all families to keep their children home if they can. Please note that the March 30, Executive Order 55This link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website does not impact school meal distribution and instructional plans in localities.

AT HOME MATH Daily Lessons

Timothy Rasinski's Patriotic Songbook

Merriam Webster Word Central

Title 1 Early Years Newsletter--Ideas for Parents

Monthly Literacy Activity from PALS
(Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening)

(lots of information and ideas to help your child build reading skills at home)

VKRP (Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program)
Information for Families

Remember to read every day!!

You can use the USEFUL LINKS section

(upper left of this page)

to find resources and materials

to help you practice and review.


Telling Time to the Hour

Addition and Subtraction Practice

Count to 100 video   

Rhyming Word Match

Molly Adds to 10

Adding Dice Dots  (Choose color.  Then choose 2 dice.)

Sorting Counting and Comparing

Comparing Ordering Numbers

Counting and Number Practice

Count to 20 and back from 20 to 1

2 color counter 5 Frame

2 color counter 10 Frame

How do children learn?  Check this out.

Spelling City

Check out the Useful Links section for tools and materials
to support our work in school.

FunBrain games and activities

We are practicing Bucket Filling behaviors!

In the Useful Links section you will be able to access our reading text,
decodable stories and leveled readers for this week.

Online "Fridge Magnets" to practice spelling

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Read with your child every day.

Review and practice because:

Routine with repetition and slightly different activities will build confidence and allow for growth of skills.

Check out the Useful Links!

In the Reading section, you will find:  leveled books, phonics readers, weekly selection from our Reading text, word lists and MORE.

Please email with any questions.  Being prepared is the most important step in assuring a successful year from the first day to the last.  Access materials and activities from the Useful Links section to make review and transition easier and stress-free.