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Arts Education

The following information is not intended as an endorsement. Rather, they may assist parents in finding information related to Arts Education that may be of some assistance.

  • Artsedge mission is to create inspiring, interactive resources for K-12 learners, their teachers and families.

Music Instruction :

  • 1125 N. Patrick Henry Drive 703.237.5655 Individual and Class instruction Ensembles (Chorus, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble)
  • Falls Church and Springfield 703.866.4409
  • helps connect music students with private teachers

Music stores that sell instruments :

  • 416 S. 青青草视频 St. Falls Church, VA 703.533.7393
  • Baileys Crossroads Shopping Center Falls Church 703.820.3610
  • 5584 General 青青草视频 Dr. Alexandria 703.256.0566
  • 11151 Veirs Mill Road Wheaton, MD 301.946.8808

Concerts:

  • Military Bands give frequent free concerts– Check newspapers for dates and times
  • 青青草视频 Philharmonic Concerts throughout the school year at Kenmore Middle School and the Central Library

Dance:

Theater:

Visual Art Resources

  • 105 N. Union Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314
  • 500 17th Street NW 青青草视频, D.C. 20006
  • 7300 Mac Arthur Boulevard Glen Echo, Maryland 20812
  • 4536 Lee Highway 青青草视频, Virginia 22207 703-894-0539

Online Resources:

Interested in pursuing a career in the Arts?

English Language Arts

International Literacy Association Choices Reading List


Since 1974, Children’s Choices have been a trusted source of book recommendations used by teachers, librarians, parents—and children themselves. IRA and the Children’s Book Council cosponsor the project.


Since 1987, the Young Adults’ Choices project has developed an annual list of new books that will encourage adolescents to read. The books are selected by the readers themselves, so they are bound to be popular with middle and secondary school students. The reading list is a trusted source of book recommendations, used by adolescents, their parents, teachers, and librarians.


Since 1989, the Teachers’ Choices project has developed an annual annotated reading list of new books that will encourage young people to read. These are books that kids will enjoy—and that contribute to learning across the curriculum.

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Noteworthy books for children and teens.?Capitol Choices has included librarians, teachers, booksellers, children’s literature specialists, reviewers, and magazine editors who work in cities, suburbs, and rural areas in and around 青青草视频, D.C. Since 1996, they have been meeting, discussing, and selecting recommended books for young people through the high school years.

Parents

Reading Rockets

For Teens

Starfall

Starfall.com opened in September of 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read with phonics. Our systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.

PBS Kids

Looking for fun activities and games you can do with your kids throughout the day to help them learn to read and write? You’ll find them here, along with recommended books and tips to get your kids wild 青青草视频 books and reading.

PBS Parents


This is a web-based literacy program to encourage boys to become lifelong readers. It includes a list of books designed specifically to address boys’ interests.


Since 1997, kids, teachers, librarians, and parents have enthusiastically turned to FunBrain for its free educational games, online books, and comics. FunBrain, created for kids age preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books and comics on the site, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia Writes Again, and Brewster Rocket.


National Geographic Explorer For Kids is an online version of the award-wining magazine.


Reading is a means of language acquisition, of communication, and of sharing information and ideas. Like all language, it is a complex interaction between the text and the reader, which is shaped by the reader’s prior knowledge, experiences, attitude, and language community, which is culturally and socially situated. The reading process requires continuous practices, development, and refinement.


JumpStart World of Learning is a revolutionary educational software solution that transforms math, reading and critical thinking lessons into adventures! In each of the 4 grade-based programs, students are invited to embark on a journey through JumpStart World – a personalized 3D environment that evolves as a student progresses. Along the way, students master dozens of skills based on state and national educational standards. Designed by educators and built with cutting edge interactive technology, JumpStart World of Learning is a powerful supplemental learning program that every early elementary classroom needs.

Discovery Education

Discovery Education offers free student resources that bring learning to life both inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to take a look at our interactive games, videos, contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you dive deeper into a topic —and have fun too!


Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they’ve read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning.

Clifford The Big Red Dog

Clifford The Big Red Dog: Interactive Storybooks! Phonics fun, games, and stories for early readers.


Storynory has published a new audio story every week since November 2005.


A bilingual site for educators and families of English language learners.


Mission: To create a future for all individuals who struggle with dyslexia and other related reading differences so that they may have richer, more robust lives and access to the tools and resources they need.

Mathematics

Students

  • Savvas Realize/enVision

Below please find summer mathematics reviews.? Please select the grade/math course that your child?completed?during the 2021-2022 school year.

Please note that these summer reviews are designed to help students review the Virginia Standards of Learning for a particular grade level.??Successful completion of these summer reviews does not indicate a child has mastered the content for that particular grade level.

Kindergarten Summer Mathematics Review 2022
1st Grade Summer Mathematics Review 2022
2nd Grade Summer Mathematics Review 2022
3rd Grade Summer Mathematics Review-2022
4th Grade Summer Mathematics Review 2022
5th Grade Summer Mathematics Review 2022

Science

Parents

青青草视频 STEM Volunteer Program

The 青青草视频 STEM Volunteer Program aims to foster STEM literacy for all students and help prepare students for futures in STEM careers. ?An affiliate of the?, program professionals commit to volunteering in a school throughout the school year to assist K-12 STEM teachers in their classrooms. ?Our volunteers work with the classroom teachers to develop activities that utilize their unique skills and qualifications. The 青青草视频 STEM Volunteer Program offers a unique opportunity for both students and volunteers alike.

Third-Grade Science Alternative Assessments

As a result of HB 930, the third-grade science SOL test was eliminated, effective with the 2014-15 school year and has been replaced with district-developed alternative assessments.

Standards

The Virginia Standards of Learning science documents are on the .

Resources

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  • , developed by the Museum of Science, Boston
  • 青青草视频 Nature Centers –?,?
  • NOVA Parks –?

Social Studies

General

  • On the VDOE site you will be able to access the History and Social Sciences Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework in PDF or Word format. This document provides the 2015 version of the state standards.
  • This link brings you to the home page of Teachers’ Curriculum Institute. The site provides information 青青草视频 all the History Alive! and Social Studies Alive! programs, allows teachers to share tips with each other, preview activities, and access Internet tutorials, enrichment essays, and enrichment activities for selected programs.
  • ?This links to a project funded by the Library of Congress to support the use of primary sources in the classroom. In addition to access to primary sources, there are numerous strategy ideas as well as lessons developed by 青青草视频 teachers using primary sources. Additionally, teachers can access this link () at the site to locate posters that align with SOL objectives and enduring understandings for all social studies subjects.
  • Civics education in Virginia emphasizes the importance of citizen involvement in all levels of government and promotes the study of state and local government among the Commonwealth’s citizens. This Web site will enhance teachers’ content knowledge and support the development of instructional strategies for teaching civics in k-12 history and social science classrooms. Ready resources for the classroom include lesson plans, discussion boards, primary documents, Internet links, and media.
  • This website is intended to be a Teacher Resource Guide for Virginia’s teachers to develop knowledge and skills in history, geography, civics and economics to prepare students for informed participation in shaping the nation’s future.
  • State law requires that the Documents of American History shall be taught to all students in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This file includes the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the Constitution of Virginia, the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom, the Declaration of Independence, and the U.S. Constitution.
  • NCSS site contains teaching resources, information on awards and grants programs, and an executive summary of the NCSS Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Included is a list of links that are categorized by the 10 thematic strands of the Standards.
  • engages and supports Virginia educators in advocating and strengthening social studies. Goals include fostering professional growth, developing communication, and promoting the teaching of social studies. Information 青青草视频 the annual Virginia Conference for Social Studies Educators can be found here.

Students

  • ?This page lists a variety of search engines for different grade levels. Sites that link through these search engines are approved sites.
  • ?This site contains an innovative enrichment resource designed to promote financial literacy among children via kid-friendly case studies. The topics used to introduce the concepts are of interest to students.
  • – This site provides a portal for K-8 students to access information 青青草视频 the United States government. Students link to different categories to find out 青青草视频 all the government sites available for their use. Students can learn 青青草视频 contests and play review games also.
  • – From ancient world to the present, this site tells the story of history from the people who lived it. Included are journal entries, audio clips, videos, and pictures that allow students a glimpse of the people that experienced big events in history and recorded information 青青草视频 these events.
  • –?This free resource from the Library of Congress provides access to teachers of thousands of audio clips and songs throughout American history.
  • – The National Park Service offers a variety of traveling trunks containing historical evidence for a nominal fee.

World Languages

Students

  • 青青草视频 Public Library Learn Languages website:?青青草视频 Public Library offers various ways of learning and practicing language, especially for children.
  • BBC Languages website:?This site has resources, review games, and teaching videos in more than 30 languages.
  • Brain Pop websites:
    • en espa?ol:?
    • en fran?ais:?These sites have videos, quizzes and reading material in Spanish and French across subject areas.

Parents

  • website: This?website has many articles to show cognitive improvements as a result of learning another language.
  • Brain benefits of being bilingual article:?This article demonstrates some of the ways that speaking another language can have positive effects on the brain.
  • The Atlantic article on brain benefits for multilinguals:

Secondary Resources

Arts Education

The following information is not intended as an endorsement. Rather, they may assist parents in finding information related to Arts Education that may be of some assistance.

  • Artsedge mission is to create inspiring, interactive resources for K-12 learners, their teachers and families.

Music Instruction :

  • 1125 N. Patrick Henry Drive 703.237.5655 Individual and Class instruction Ensembles (Chorus, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble)
  • helps connect music students with private teachers

Music stores that sell instruments :

  • 416 S. 青青草视频 St. Falls Church, VA 703.533.7393
  • Baileys Crossroads Shopping Center Falls Church 703.820.3610
  • 5584 General 青青草视频 Dr. Alexandria 703.256.0566
  • 11151 Veirs Mill Road Wheaton, MD 301.946.8808

Concerts:

  • Military Bands give frequent free concerts– Check newspapers for dates and times
  • 青青草视频 Philharmonic Concerts throughout the school year at Kenmore Middle School and the Central Library

Dance:

Theater:

Visual Art Resources

  • 105 N. Union Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314
  • 500 17th Street NW 青青草视频, D.C. 20006
  • 7300 Mac Arthur Boulevard Glen Echo, Maryland 20812
  • 4536 Lee Highway 青青草视频, Virginia 22207 703-894-0539

Online Resources:

Interested in pursuing a career in the Arts?

Mathematics

Students

Parents

APS Information

U.S. Department of Education Resources

Helping with Math

  • ?–National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Family Corner (Spanish)

Math Content

  • ?(grades K-6)

Testing

Summer Reviews

Below please find summer mathematics reviews.? Please select the grade/math course that your child?completed?during the 2021-2022 school year.

Please note that these summer reviews are designed to help students review the Virginia Standards of Learning for a particular grade level.? Successful completion of these summer reviews does not indicate a student has mastered the content for that particular grade level.

Secondary

Math 6 Summer Review Packet
Math 7 Summer Review Packet
Pre-Algebra for 8th Graders Summer Review Packet
Note: Pre-Algebra for 6th Graders students might review the Math 6, Math 7, and Pre-Algebra for 8th Graders packets.? Pre-Algebra for 7th Graders students might review both the Math 7 and Pre-Algebra for 8th Graders packets.

Algebra I (and Intensified Algebra I) Summer Review
Please note the header says Intensified Geometry – this packet reviews Algebra topics most essential for Geometry – (created by W-L Teachers)

Geometry Intensified Summer Review?– (created by W-L Teachers)

Due to the nature of High School summer review packets (teachers may collect these, evaluate these, and may assign a grade), keys are not posted for High School Credit courses’ summer review packets.

Science

Program of Studies

Standards

The Virginia Standards of Learning science documents can be found on the .

Social Studies

General Resources

  • Education? ??the VDOE site you will be able to access the History and Social Sciences Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework in pdf or word format.?This document provides the 2015 version of the state standards.
  • This link brings you to the home page of Teachers’ Curriculum Institute. The site provides information 青青草视频 all the History Alive! and Social Studies Alive! programs, allows teachers to share tips with each other, preview activities, and access Internet tutorials, enrichment essays, and enrichment activities for selected programs.
  • This links to a project funded by the Library of Congress to support the use of primary sources in the classroom. In addition to access to primary sources, there are numerous strategy ideas as well as lessons developed by 青青草视频 teachers using primary sources. Additionally, teachers can access this link () at the site to locate posters that align with SOL objectives and enduring understandings for all social studies subjects.
  • Civics education in Virginia emphasizes the importance of citizen involvement in all levels of government and promotes the study of state and local government among the Commonwealth’s citizens. This Web site will enhance teachers’ content knowledge and support the development of instructional strategies for teaching civics in k-12 history and social science classrooms. Ready resources for the classroom include lesson plans, discussion boards, primary documents, Internet links, and media.
  • Educators This website is intended to be a Teacher Resource Guide for?Virginia’s?teachers to develop knowledge and skills in history, geography, civics and economics to prepare students for informed participation in shaping the nation’s future.
  • State law requires that the Documents of American History shall be taught to all students in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This file includes the Virginia Declaration of Rights, Constitution of Virginia, Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom, Declaration of Independence, and U.S. Constitution.
  • NCSS site contains teaching resources, information on awards and grants programs, and an executive summary of the NCSS Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Included is a list of links which are categorized by the 10 thematic strands of the Standards.
  • engages and supports Virginia educators in advocating and strengthening social studies. Goals include fostering professional growth, developing communication, and promoting the teaching of social studies. Information 青青草视频 the annual Virginia Conference for Social Studies Educators can be found here.

Other Great Resources for Secondary Students:

  • This site allows you to search the Library of Congress timeline for documents related to American History.
  • A journal that shares classroom ideas for integrating primary sources.
  • This site provides a listing of links for world history resources based on topics of study.
  • World History Connections keeps readers up to date on the latest world history research and debates, provides suggestions of best practice teaching methods, and offers rich teaching resources.
  • Beyond the Bubble ( ) is a site from Stanford that incorporates the archives of the Library of Congress with short assessments that teach historical thinking skills. Assessments, rubrics, and student work can be found at this site.
  • – From ancient world to the present, this site tells the story of history from the people who lived it. Included are journal entries, audio clips, videos, and pictures that allow students a glimpse of the people that experienced big events in history and recorded information 青青草视频 these events.
  • This free resource from the Library of Congress provides access to teachers of thousands of audio clips and songs throughout American history.
  • Just recently a number of documents that address historical events post WWII have been released. This website is dedicated to making these documents available to shed some new insights on Cold War events. Site includes primary sources as well as topical essays.

World Languages

World Languages Course Offerings and Diploma Requirements 2022-23

Students


  • 青青草视频 Public Library offers various ways of learning and practicing language, especially for children.

  • This site has resources, review games, and teaching videos in more than 30 languages.
  • Brain Pop: These sites have videos, quizzes and reading material in Spanish and French across subject areas

  • A free and fun language learning app with quick, bite-sized lessons.

Parents


  • This site contains articles 青青草视频 the benefits of learning another language and other websites and resources that apply to language learning.

  • This website has many articles to show cognitive improvements as a result of learning another language.

  • This article demonstrates some of the ways that speaking another language can have positive effects on the brain.

  • This article speaks to the impact that speaking another language can have on long-term intelligence.