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April Layne


Language Arts & Virginia Studies 

There will be no new Virginia Studies study guide given this week. 

Reading benchmark will be next Monday, December 11th.

Students should bring their study folders home with them each night (the folder used for LA and VA). Homework will be on a weekly basis. Study folders will include a reading homework sheet, vocabulary/spelling, and VA Studies study guides. If you don't see it coming home, this is a red flag.

Homework will be due on Fridays. If it is not turned in, it will result in a 0 for the week.

**If your child misplaces any study materials or homework, these can all be found in PDF or Word format under my Useful Links page to print.

Week of Dec 11-15

Monday Reading benchmark. 
Homework:  Study VS.4 and VS.5 of Virginia Studies binder for at least 20 minutes.

Tuesday: Tuesday folders go home. 
Homework:   Study VS.4 and VS.5 of Virginia Studies binder for at least 20 minutes.

Homework:  Study VS.4 and VS.5 of Virginia Studies binder for at least 20 minutes.

Homework: Study VS.4 and VS.5 of Virginia Studies binder for at least 20 minutes.

Homework: No homework!!


Welcome, welcome! My name is April Layne, and I will be your child's language arts and Virginia studies teacher. I am so excited to be given the opportunity to teach your child this year. Please check this page often, as I will update it with important information such as homework assignments, when tests occur, and things that we are doing in class. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at: alayne@dcps.k12.va.us at any time. I look forward to getting to know you and your child! 

I will also have separate page links on the left side on this website for you to visit. I want to provide you with as many resources as possible so that your child is successful in this class. Please let me know if there is anything else I can add to make things easier for you and your child! 

Calendar: homework assignment due dates, test dates, project due dates
Photo Gallery: pictures of your child working in class/doing activities
Useful Links: links to resources such as the VDOE SOL standards for Virginia studies and language arts, copies of study guides,  Reading Log sheet and vocabulary/spelling word lists that you may print off if it becomes misplaced
Contact Me: leaves a message for me to check if you are in need of anything, or have any questions
Language Arts: a look at what we are doing for the week, resources to help your child (websites, etc), vocabulary and spelling words for the week
Virginia Studies: a look at what we are studying, resources to help your child (websites, etc), study guides