My name is Mrs. Zapien and I would like to welcome you to my home page. I am the lead teacher for students who are speakers of other languages. I teach first grade students and students who have special needs. I will be sharing information and activities which should be helpful to your child.

Mi nombre es Sra. Zapien y me gustaría darle la bienvenida a mi página de inicio. Soy la profesora principal para los estudiantes que hablan otros idiomas. Enseño a estudiantes de primer grado y estudiantes que tienen necesidades especiales. Compartiré información y actividades que deberían ser útiles para su hijo.

COVID 19 is pretty scary to parents and children alike. I found this article that share some ideas on ways we can support our kids during this time.

https://www.pesi.com/blog/details/1726/5-ways-to-help-children-with-coronavirus-anxiety

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/recursos-para-las-familias-durante-la-pandemia-del-coronavirus

https://www.theliteracynest.com/2020/03/navigating-the-emotional-response-to-school-closings.html

Multi-language resource

https://padlet.com/czapien/1gsx3ja4q61d

This is a great little video by flocabulary on hand washing. It's really cute and kids (and parents) can enjoy watching it together.
https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/handwashing/

This explains COVID 19 in kid-friendly terms
https://cdn.24.co.za/files/Cms/General/d/5517/031d4cad7e7e454c91e32917d5d5da2d.pdf

Videos explaining COVID 19 in many languages

https://www.powtoon.com/new-dashboard/#/templates?videoTypeId=f5dc02e0-a608-419c-90d7-39a88931b2d4&mode=focused&preview=678

https://www.powtoon.com/new-dashboard/#/templates?videoTypeId=f5dc02e0-a608-419c-90d7-39a88931b2d4&mode=focused&preview=681

https://www.powtoon.com/new-dashboard/#/templates?videoTypeId=f5dc02e0-a608-419c-90d7-39a88931b2d4&mode=focused&preview=683


The chicks have arrived
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1k3zsSUaaZ4njCeSFwfoKKpkGJNL6ss-x

A Note From the Library

Follow these easy instructions to return your checked out library books:
 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xR_7gggmIQgjB1mORn4tDlA23BLk9IqG1aHby5NH5n4/edit?usp=sharing

DAILY SCHEDULE

 Time  Group Name

9:05-9:30

Shrimp Group

9:30-10:00

Shark Group

10:00-10:30

Dolphin Group

10:30-11:00

Angelfish Group

11:00-11:30

Flying Fish Group

11:30-11:40

Kindergarten

12:25-12:40

Beginner Group

12:40-1:10

Social Studies

2:00-3:00

Students w/ Special Needs

3:00-3:35

Sharks and Shrimp Groups


Using the padlets

Almost all of the padlets found on my learning page allow for students to do an activity connected to the link on the padlet. For example, your child may click a link to listen to a story. Then your child will need to hit the back arrow to get back to the padlet to share his or her thoughts or answer questions posed on the padlet.

Extension Activities

Mrs. Creech, our Gifted Teacher, has created a wonderful web page full of fun activities for students to explore. Link here: 

 https://enterprisees.pwcs.edu/class_pages/gifted-_ms__creech

Reading with your Children

Click this link to learn pointers for reading with your children. 
https://blog.ichild.co.uk/2020/02/reading-with-your-child.html
https://www.readingrockets.org/content/pdfs/tips/cc_tips_spanish.pdf
https://www.readingrockets.org/content/pdfs/tips/cc_tips_arabic.pdf
https://www.readingrockets.org/content/pdfs/tips/cc_tips_haitiancreole.pdf
https://www.readingrockets.org/content/pdfs/tips/cc_tips_hmong.pdf
https://www.readingrockets.org/content/pdfs/tips/cc_tips_vietnamese.pdf

Clever / Office 365 Logins:

Access online software using Clever / Office 365:

                www.clever.com  or login.microsoftonline.com

    Students should use their Office 365 login username and passwords
    Student username 365 format is: username@pwcs-edu.org


English and Spanish Directions: General Student letter for Clever-Office 365.pdf