ABOUT ME
Hello friends!!! I wanted to share a little bit about myself. I was born and raised in New York City. I moved to Virginia in 2002. I was a stay at home dad for 11 years. When my children were both in school full time, I decided to become a substitute teacher. I quickly realized I loved working with young children, especially ones with developmental disabilities. I became the long term substitute teacher in January 2020. I have also gone back to school to earn my Masters in Early Childhood Development at George Mason.

Should you need to get in touch with me, I can be reached at perweipj@pwcs.edu. My weekly office hour is Wednesday from 10:00AM-11:00 AM. If you contact me during that hour, I will respond very quickly.   

JUNE UPDATE (WEEK OF JUNE 8 - JUNE 12)
Well, this is it, the last week of school. Thank you for allowing me to work with your children this year (even though it was cut short). It was a pleasure to be a part of their lives and have them be a part of my life. They are all such wonderful kids. For the final story, I have chosen We're Different, We're the Same. I have picked some activities to do with the kids. Everything is located in the Files and Documents folder. We will do one last Zoom Class Meeting on Friday at 10AM. The work is optional; however you can always email me a photo of your child with their completed work. At the bottom of this page, I have laid out a daily schedule of what our days looked like.   

Prince William County Schools has a wonderful Home Learning page. They have a created a daily schedule to give you ideas for how to structure the day for your kids. They also have links to many academic activities and learning links. 

Click on the Useful Links for the kids favorite songs.
Click on Files and Documents for the weekly story, animal templates, number and letter tracing, exercise ideas and other links.  
You can also visit the Signal Hill Library for additional ideas and websites to visit with your children.   

 CLASS SCHEDULE

9:00 – 9:30

Free Play:
Allow your child time for unstructured play activities.

9:30 – 9:45

Story Time:
Read a book together, point to pictures, ask your kids “WH” questions.

9:45 – 10:15

Music/Calendar Time:
Talk about what day/date it is. Sing along to your child’s favorite songs. Also, get them to dance to the music.

10:15 – 10:30

Fine Motor Activity:
Work on an art activity, using crayons, markers, colored pencils or paint.

10:30 – 11:00

Sensory Activity:
Some fun sensory ideas include play-doh, shaving cream or anything where your child can be hands-on. Consider putting letters, shapes or other objects into in a bin/bucket.

11:00 – 11:30

Outside Play:
Go for a walk, play in the yard or ride a bike. If the weather does not allow you to go outside, have them jump around inside, just to get the wiggles out.

11:30 – 12:00

Snack/Lunch:
Have your child pick out their own snacks/lunch and set it out at their spot at the table.

12:00 – 12:30

Free Play/Video:
After the kids eat, some like to sit and relax, while others like to play. Put on a favorite video or allow them some free play time.