Language Arts | New Holland 1st Grade

What can I work on this week?
Week of April 13th to April 17th

Students in Mrs. Armstrong’s  Language Arts will begin reading

 The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.  There will be a writing assignment, a video lecture, a worksheet for after reading to monitor comprehension, and a weekly power point all found on Google Classroom. It is important that you check  Google Classroom daily.

Language Arts instructional time is scheduled on Mondays from 8:30-10:00 with office hours from 12:00 TO 1:30

ESOL instructional time is on Thursdays  from 10:00 to 11:30 with office hours from 1:30-3:00.

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 Spring Break: April 6th-10th   


What can I work on this week?

 Continue work on completing assignments & submit by April 24th.  


6th & 7th  Grade Language Arts   
      A message from Mrs. Armstrong


Hello Students & Families,

As we are out of school, know that I miss you, our classroom community, and our time together. I  care about you and want you to stay healthy and safe during this time.  I am here for you during this time and if you need anything please email me at

In order to keep you clearly informed, I am providing a snapshot of our learning for the year, what we have already covered, what is coming next, and some activities that students can work on this week (3/23 – 3/27), and a statement about any assignments that were coming up when we left.  For specific monthly targets, please check target calendars posted on our class page.

Language Arts curriculum is guided by READING, WRITING and GRAMMAR targets which we address every class period through embedded instructional activities.  We began the year practicing the reading targets through fiction and nonfiction articles, short stories and novels.  Writing and grammar instruction was incorporated into our instruction with daily writing activities implemented through reading and writing workshops. 

When the time comes to begin new topics, we will continue to focus on these targets as well as provide online opportunities for students to share what they are thinking, questioning, reading, and observing  through their first-hand account (primary source) of this school closure.  Students will be encouraged to make text connections with the global impact they are seeing in our world.  I have created a student journal in Seesaw for them to share their thoughts, questions, and concerns with me and other students if desired.

PWCS Guidance directs that there will not be any new assignments or graded work at this time.  Best way to students to practice/review from what we have learned so far:

  • READ every day for 30 minutes if possible.This is the best thing you can do for your academic, social and mental health.
  • WRITE. You are experiencing a time that has never happened in our world before.  Keep a journal of what is happening and your thoughts, observations, questions and concerns.You are a living primary source right now.  If you’re interested, there is a journal set up for you in Seesaw to share your thoughts.


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Please know I am here for you and hope each and every one of you stay healthy and safe while we are out. 

Deepest thoughts & smiles for you,
Mrs. Armstrong


Welcome to Mrs. Armstrong's Class!!

I am sooo excited to see and welcome all of you back to school after your summer vacations. Hope you had a fabulous time with your friends and family, and I can't wait to hear all about it. I look forward to teaching you lots of new things and making this experience as fun and enjoyable as possible. I know you will all do GREAT this year!!

The course follows the language arts VA SOLs in oral language, reading, and writing. Students will work with groups and through presentations to improve their conversation skills, explore different genres to establish an appreciation for all types of literature, and have opportunities to express themselves through different types of writing.




Students who receive below 70% on a summative assessment will remediate and retest on the given target.  This is not optional.  Any student is eligible to retake a summative assessment if they ask for and complete a teacher approved remediation assignment. (Special circumstances at teacher discretion).  After these criteria have been met and the student has retested, the new score will be added to the gradebook.  Both grades will be identified in the gradebook in the comments section.