Welcome to the class website for Mrs. Wagner & Mrs. Clink! Each week, I post a new Home Learning Choice Board with suggestions and links for OPTIONAL activities for students. To view this week's board, please click the link above. My PWCS office hours are on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., but I'm available anytime by email or text:-) Stay healthy and happy, and please stay in touch! -- Mrs. Wagner

June 7, 2020
We've made it to the last week! The learning choice board with suggestions for optional activities for students this week is available above. Please click the link for the week of June 8. Our final Zoom meeting will be Friday, June 12. Last week, we learned how to draw "Piggie" with author Mo Willems, and our weekly story with Ms. E featured Elizabeth as our student of the week! This week, we will be having a party to celebrate the hard work of all of our awesome kids. Check your mailboxes later this week for your medal, and wear it to the meeting on Friday:-) Have a great day! -- Mrs. Wagner



May 31, 2020

Good morning! The learning choice board with suggestions for optional activities for students this week is available above. Please click the link for the week of June 1. Our next Zoom meeting will be Friday, June 5. Last week, we played a game with Speech Therapist, Miss Callaghan and our weekly story with Ms. E featured Luke as our student of the week! We hope to see you next Friday:-) -- Mrs. Wagner


May 24, 2020

Happy Memorial Day! The choice board with suggestions for optional home learning activities is available above. Please click the link for the week of May 25. Our next Zoom meeting will be Friday, May 29. Last week, we went on a virtual field trip to the Cincinnati Zoo and welcomed guests, Mrs. Lane (OT) and Miss Callaghan (Speech). Our weekly story with Ms. E featured Yosuf as our student of the week:-) Looking forward to seeing you on Friday, but in the meantime, have a safe and fun holiday weekend! -- Mrs. Wagner



May 16, 2020

I hope you are having a great weekend! The learning choice board with suggestions for optional activities for students to complete this week is now available. It is posted above, and was also distributed via email.

Our next weekly class zoom meeting will be this Friday, May 4, at 11 a.m. We hope to see you then, we miss you so much, but in the meantime, call, text or email anytime. -- Mrs. Wagner


May 9, 2020
Happy Mother's Day! The learning choice board with suggestions for optional activities for students this week is available above. Please click the link for the week of May 11. Our next Zoom meeting will be Friday, May 15. Last week, we watched a science experiment and welcomed guests, Mrs. Estridge (OT) and Miss Callaghan (Speech). Our weekly story with Ms. E took us from A-Z with JoJo! Join us on Friday to see who our next surprise guest will be, and to find out which student will be featured in the weekly story:-) In the meantime, have a wonderful Mother's Day, and call or text or email anytime to stay in touch! -- Mrs. Wagner



May 3, 2020
Happy May! The learning choice board with suggestions for optional activities that students can complete this week is available above. Just click the link titled May 4-8. Our next class Zoom meeting will be on Friday, May 8, at 11 a.m. Looking forward to seeing you then, but in the meantime, please reach out if you or your child would like to talk. I love hearing from you. Have a beautiful day!-- Mrs. Wagner


April 25, 2020
The learning choice board with optional at home learning ideas for the week of April 27-May 1 is available by clicking the link at the top of this page. Our next class Zoom meeting will be Friday, May 1, at 11 a.m. This week, we'll be having a pajama party! Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal to share with the class:-) Have a great week! -- Mrs. Wagner


April 19, 2020
Good morning! The weekly learning choice board with optional at-home learning ideas for the week of April 20-24 is now available by clicking the link above. Our next class Zoom meeting will be Friday, April 24 at 11 a.m. Please bring a favorite item to share during "show-and-tell"! As always, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions, or if you or your child would just like to talk. I love hearing from you. In the meantime, have a super day! -- Mrs. Wagner



April 13, 2020
Welcome back! I hope you had a great Spring Break:-) Beginning today, we are adopting a new school-wide format for organizing optional weekly at home learning ideas. As such, I will be transitioning from posting daily suggestions, to providing a weekly learning choice board each Sunday. In other news, our next class zoom meeting will be Friday at 11 a.m. Details will be sent by e-mail on Tuesday. As always, please reach out if you have questions, or just to say hi! I miss you. -- Mrs. Wagner


April 3, 2020
Happy Friday! Today's suggested reading activity is about Seasons-- Spring:-) By clicking the link below, your child can read or listen to two books, play a "word match" game to practice vocabulary and also complete a "which came first" activity to reinforce story sequencing skills. https://bookflix.digital.scholastic.com/pair/detail/bk0111pr/start?authCtx=U.794217314

Today's math activity is focused on telling time to the hour on digital and analog clocks. Click here https://www.planesandballoons.com/2019/05/16/telling-time-worksheets-pdf/ for a free printable packet of practice pages.

According to direction from PWCS, Spring Break will continue as originally scheduled, April 6-April 13. As such, my next post with recommendations for at home learning activities will be Tuesday, April 14. Wishing you and your family a safe, fun and sunshine-filled week together:-) -- Mrs. Wagner 



April 2, 2020
Thanks so much for meeting us on Zoom yesterday! Seeing the class together made our day extra special and fun:-)

Today's reading activity is about Earth and Space-- the Moon. If your child is interested, please click the link below to read/listen to 2 books. They can also complete a story sequencing activity, or play a "word match" or "fact or fiction" game. 
https://bookflix.digital.scholastic.com/pair/detail/bk0058pr/start?authCtx=U.794217314

Today's math activity is a review of coins on BrainPop Jr. If prompted, the user ID is alvey and the password is sunrays. Students can watch the video (they love Annie and Moby!), take a quiz, and complete other activities that are available under the video. One of the activities that they might enjoy is making the Moby wallet and then looking for coins around the house to keep in their wallets:-) https://jr.brainpop.com/math/money/dollarsandcents/

Please keep in mind that all activities are just suggestions and completely optional. Have a super day! -- Mrs. Wagner


April 1, 2020
Happy April! The topic for today's online reading activity is Life cycles-- Baby animals. It includes two books that kids can read/listen to and three accompanying games.  https://bookflix.digital.scholastic.com/pair/detail/bk0078pr/start?authCtx=U.794217314

There is no suggested math activity for today. April Fools!;-) Today's math activity is a calendar with a suggested math task for each day of the month. To view or print this calendar, please click the "files and documents" tab on the left side of this page, then "Kindergarten math calendar". Of course, all activities are optional:-) 

Today at 11 a.m., we will have our 2nd Zoom class meet up. Please check your email for details and join us if you can! Have a wonderful Wednesday! -- Mrs. Wagner


March 31, 2020
Good morning! The topic for today's online reading activity is Living things-- Plants. There is a story for your child to listen to, a book that they can read, and a word match game related to vocabulary from the book. https://bookflix.digital.scholastic.com/pair/detail/bk0051pr/start?authCtx=U.794217314


Beginning today, I will also be posting a daily math activity for students to practice skills that we have worked on in class. Today's activity is a counting game. https://www.education.com/game/counting-pizza-party/

Please keep in mind that all activities that I post are just suggestions and entirely optional:-) The direction from PWCS regarding distance learning at this time is as follows:

Although PWCS is unable to provide instruction or class assignments to students while schools remain closed, our School Division hopes that the suggestions for optional learning activities posted here will help parents support student learning until schools re-open. Please remember that use of these materials and participation in these activities are optional and neither grades nor course credit will be awarded. 

As always, if you have questions, please reach out. In the meantime, have a terrific Tuesday! -- Mrs. Wagner


March 30, 2020
Good morning! Today, I've posted two new links in the "quick links" section below. If your child would like to review and practice writing letters and numbers, please click the "letter and number formations" link below to connect to the Learning Without Tears website. After you create a free account, you will be directed to an interactive activity that reviews letter and number formations, and then provides opportunities for guided practice. The other new link today is a game that provides letter identification practice in a "paint by letters" format. All activities are of course OPTIONAL.

In addition, beginning today, I'll be posting a daily link to an online book activity. Each book is related to a science or social studies topic. Just click the link below, and your child can listen to or read 2 different books and complete online activities/games that are related to the story and 
topic. Today's topic is Animal Studies-- Rabbits:-) https://bookflix.digital.scholastic.com/pair/detail/bk0070pr/start?authCtx=U.794217314

Later today, I will be sending an email invitation to a class Zoom meeting on Wednesday, April 1 at 11 a.m. If you are available to attend, we'd love to see you, but absolutely understand scheduling difficulties at this time.  As always, I'm hear today to talk with you or your child. Call, text or write anytime. Have a great day! -- Mrs. Wagner


March 27, 2020
Happy Friday! Our first Zoom class meet up is today at 11. During this time, we'll be doing our calendar routine and reviewing letters and sight words. If you're available, Mrs. Clink and I would love to see your smile:-) 

On Monday, I'll be posting a game to practice letter identification. I'll also be posting a link to a fun and free app for writing letters and numbers at home. In the meantime, have a happy, healthy weekend! -- Mrs. Wagner


March 26, 2020
Good morning! Today, I'll be posting a video with a quick review of numbers 1-9 and to practice counting TouchMath dots. After the review, we'll play a game to identify numbers and to practice counting with 1-1 correspondence. If your child would like to play along at home, please gather a group of 9 small items that they can count (cheerios, crayons, candies--anything!) while watching the video. The video is available in the "quick links" section below, titled: "Counting TouchMath dots"

Tomorrow, we'll have our first class meet up on Zoom! Details were sent yesterday via email, but if you have questions or did not receive that message, please don't hesitate to reach out.  Have an awesome day! -- Mrs. Wagner


March 25, 2020
Hi, Sunrays! In our "Mortimer" books this week, we found out that Mortimer has 17 brothers and sisters:-0. While you are reading today, open your Mortimer book and look for the page where the brothers and sisters go up to his room. See how many kids you can count in the picture. How many boys do you see? How many girls do you see? Are there more boys or more girls? How many people do you have in your family? Draw a picture of your family today and count and write the number of people you have:-) 

Another way to practice reading, counting and writing today is by clicking the link to the dot counting books that I've posted in the "quick links" section below. There are two books available-- one for numbers 6-10, and another for 1-5. If you have access to a printer, you can create your own counting books, while also practicing fine motor skills like tracing, coloring, cutting and writing your name. If you don't have a printer, but would like to make a book, just let me know! I'll text you pictures of the book and you can create your own by following the example, or we could FaceTime and make one together:-) 

Tomorrow, I'll be posting a video to review TouchMath counting, as well as TouchMath number cards that you can use to practice counting single dots (and those sometimes tricky double dots!). In the meantime, if you have questions, or would just like to talk, please don't hesitate to reach out. Have a super day! -- Mrs. Wagner



March 24, 2020
Today, I've made a video for students to review the letter M which includes games and ideas for practicing reading and writing and identifying M. To view the video, please go to the "quick links" section below, and click on the "letter M review and practice" link. Have a Magnificent and Marvelous "M" day:-) -- Mrs. Wagner


March 23, 2020
Happy Monday! This morning I created a video message for our class. To share this message with your child, please go to the "quick links" section at the bottom of this page and click the link named "Introduction to Mortimer". After viewing the first link, if they would like to continue on and listen to the story, please return here and click the link called "Mortimer reading by Mrs. Wagner". Have a happy, healthy day! --Mrs. Wagner


March 19, 2020
Dear Families:

First, Mrs. Clink and I would like to convey how sorry we are for the interruption to the school schedule. In many ways, our classroom is like a second home, and you and your children are part of our families.  Our primary concern at this time is for your health and safety. Please let the kids know that we are thinking of them. We miss them every day, and are currently looking at ways to continue to communicate and work together as a class. 

As we await guidance from PWCS on the next steps, your child is welcome to begin reviewing and practicing academic skills using the package of resources that was sent home/delivered following the school closure announcement. If you need additional resources at home, I encourage you to check the "useful links" tab on the left, and to use the J.W. Alvey website for links to multiple other learning sites. 

This is a unique situation and I appreciate your ongoing patience and support as we begin to navigate a new style of learning (and living!) together. As always, if you have questions, need ideas, or if you or your child would just like to talk, I encourage you to call or text my cell phone at anytime. Stay healthy and please stay in touch.

Love, 
Mrs. Wagner
(703) 217-3375
WagnerHJ@pwcs.edu