Mrs. Silver

June 1, 2020

My zoom meeting is Thursday June 4 and June 11 at 10:00.  Have them write their favorite memory of second grade to share for June 4. This is t drop off library books this week .  The following is from Dr. Bolles. 

Dear Parents,

It has been a very exciting and challenging time for all of us this year. We need your assistance as we collect school supplies you may have at your house.

1. Please gather any school supplies you have at your home, put them in a bag (plastic or paper), tape or write your student’s name, and drop them off at the school on the mornings of:

June 1st – Last Name A-L from 9 -12

June 2nd – Last Name M-Z from 9-12

2. *Computers – K-4 students returning to PENN may keep the computer we loaned you until the start of the new school year.

3. *Computers – K-4 Student NOT returning to PENN next year will be collected the final week.

4. *Computer – 5th Grader computers will be collected the final week

There will be rolling trashcans on the curb for you to put the bags into. Please put your bag in the “trashcan” (we will NOT be throwing it away ). We will however, be holding it for 72 hours prior to anyone touching or opening the bags.

Return school items from home – June 1st and 2nd – 9 a.m. – 12 noon

o Library Books

o Textbooks

o Safety Patrol Belts and badges

o Classroom Books

o Musical Instruments

o COMPUTERS – Will stay with K-4 students over the summer.

o COMPUTERS – 5TH Grade can be turned in on Wednesday June 10…

The schedule to pick up student belongings from schools along with school pictures, art work, and yearbook (if purchased) during June 8-12… will be published shortly.


Weekly Suggested Activities - May 11 to 15

Encore Weekly Activities

Read Dr. Bolles' Letter about the Penn Continuity of Learning Plan

May 11, 2020
Our digital class meetings will continue on Zoom, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 AM. The link to join has been emailed to you. We have gotten into a good routine of listening to a read-aloud, working on an estimation (math) activity, and then student sharing about our reading and/or home projects. Students should have paper  and a pencil  or marker to write with. Also, students may find it helpful to have a 100 chart handy. You can download and print one HERE
, but it is not necessary.

My parent office hours are Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00 PM on Zoom. I am also available by email oe dojo 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.

May 4, 2020
Report Cards and awards will be emailed home Tuesday, May 5, 2020. They will only be sent to email addresses in the HUB system.
l 27, 2020
Class Meetings will continue on Zoom this week on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 AM. The link has been emailed to you. On Tuesday I'd like students to be ready to share about a book they are reading or something they've written. On Thursday, they can share math or anything they have worked on. 


We have now entered the fourth grading period. There will be no grades this quarter. The yearly grade for each subject area will be calculated using the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarter grades only. The second grade teachers will continue to share weekly suggestions with you. No work is required, but we strongly encourage regular reading and math practice. I have set new AR goals for the 4th quarter and students may continue taking AR quizzes on books they read at home. Go to Renaissance Place on the "Students" tab of this web page to take an AR quiz.

Questions? I am available by email during school hours. 


The governor has officially closed schools for the remainder of the school year. We are awaiting guidance from the state on what instruction will look like from now on, but there will be no new graded assignments. In other words, please don't stress too much about keeping up with school work. Work completed (or not completed) during this break will not negatively effect students' grades. However, I have provided some materials for those who would like to use it. In the Files section, you will also find a document that details all the topics we have covered so far this school year, and those standards which have not been taught or mastered. I have been making videos for my students so that we can stay connected and share a few minutes of our mutual love for reading each day. See the links section below to navigate to these and other home learning resources.

Also, please consider visiting our specialists webpages (Art, PE, Reading, etc.) for other helpful information and resources!



Home Learning Links:

Prince William County Home Learning Page:

At home math instruction:

Free lessons from Scholastic:

See Kristen Burton's page  (SPED) for math aids and resources

See Rachel Horowitz's page (ESOL)

If you haven’t joined the Penn PTO Facebook page please join:

Here is the link for some fun weekly activities that the Specialists/Encore Teachers have posted.