Picture  Hello, Fifth-Graders!
The summer is coming to an end and I am eager for school to start. I am excited to be teaching 5th Grade at Porter. I am new to Porter, but I am not new to teaching. I have enjoyed teaching elementary school for the past 20 years and overjoyed to teach young scholars. I had the luxury of teaching 1st through 6th grades, served as a Math Specialist and an Instructional Technology Teachers. My goal is to partner with parents for developing meaningful relationships and produce lifelong learners. Let’s have an awesome school year.

Welcome Back

Update Week of 10/19
Upcoming Tests:
Reading: Wednesday, 10/28 (No study guide for this)
Math: Friday, 10/31 (Study Guide in Canvas Math Grid and is attached to Canvas Homepage)
End of Marking Period 1 is Friday, Oct. 30.
Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences Nov. 2- Please keep an eye out for parent conference signup link coming soon.           

BAND/ORCHESTRA/STRINGS Sessions begin this week.  Please see Band Button on Canvas Homepage for schedule and daily rotation.  

Back to School Night Presentation

Patience and Grace- thank you for your continued patience.  You have been wonderful and understanding and I appreciate it. This week we have begun CORE EXTENSION with students going in various directions with specialists or into ENRICHMENT ROOM.  Students have been given directions and can look at the list of names under each teacher to see where they go.  If they do not have  an assigned place, they go to ENRICHMENT. Thank you will we work out the kinks with this.

Update 9/21/20

CURBSIDE Library Pick Up & Drop OFF Begins THIS WEEK!
Thursdays 3:30pm -5pm
Fridays 7:30am -9:00am

TStudents go onlne to the library page and request up to 3 books to pick uo
.  It is that easy!  Students had a presentation on how to do this today!  A GREAT WAY to GET BOOKS!!!!
Curbside Library Pick-Up Flyer.pdf

Here's an opportunity to sign up for band or strings. The form to register is on Ms. Virakone's website  
Sign up for Band or Strings

BACK to SCHOOL NIGHT ZOOM- Tues, Sept. 22 @ 7:00- 8:00 pm
Link to be attached here soon.

****Parent VUE Access, Student Password Resets, Canvas Access

VIRTUAL Meet & Greet
f you missed our VIRTUAL Meet and Greet
please check out our slides here.

On the 1st Day of VIRTUAL School CLICK on ZOOM icon below


PWCS Tech Help Desk
Student Geometry Computer.png

Technical support is just an email or phone call away this school year. The Help Desk is staffed Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–4:30 p.m. when schools are in session and 8 a.m.–4 p.m. when schools are not in session. Parents, students, and staff can request help with everything from password resets, device log in and assistance with Canvas and the Hub.

Phone Number: 703-791-8826

Email: pwcshelpdesk@pwcs.edu

Click HERE to access Our School Instructional Technology Coach's PAGE
Mr. Fahey is our new ITC and an amazing resource.  Please check out his page for tutorials and guidance in the days leading up to our first day of school.

QuickLinks: (coming soon)

Student Canvas: 
Parent Canvas: Link
Zoom Sign In: Link
  ParentVue: Link

Contact Info and Office Hours:
 Email: Wonslel@pwcs.edu
Office Hours: Monday 9:00-9:25
PLEASE NOTE that I check emails 3 times a day. 
Mornings at 8:45-9:00,
Lunch Time at Noon,
End of Day between 3:30 -3:45 pm.
Communication IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME and I make every effort to respond.

Curriculum Documents:

Year At A Glance 

Canvas Resources:
 What is Canvas and Zoom?
Parent Canvas Orientation

Canvas Student Guide
Student Video Guides

Classroom Announcements

Welcome To 5th Grade

We are so excited to have you in class, below is where we will post information about the our class, as well as, important updates about our upcoming school year. If you have any questions, please use the contact information below to get in touch with us.


2020-21 School Year 


We know that there are a lot of questions about the upcoming school year and what it will look like. Please refer to the following county resources and check this page throughout the summer for updates concerning your child's education. We look forward to working with you in whatever capacity possible as we stay safe this school year.

The main way that we will be communicating instruction will be through the use of Zoom and Canvas. Canvas is a Learning Management System that allows teachers to virtually deliver content to students. Please explore the resources below to help you better understand Canvas.

County Return to Learn Plan


Canvas Resources:


What is Canvas and Zoom?
Parent Canvas Orientation
Canvas Student Guide
Student Video Guides


Our Classroom Schedule: 

5th Grade Schedule:

9:00 -9:30    Office Hours

9:30- 9:45   Class Meeting Zoom

9:45-10:30   CORE EXTENSION

10:30-11:10   ENCORE

11:15-12:00   Language Arts/Social Studies LIVE ZOOM


12:20-1:20    LUNCH


2:00-2:45   Math/Science LIVE ZOOM


Our Encore Schedule
A little different this year.  You will have each
encore two times in a row.

Days 1 & 2  we have Art
Days 3 & 4  we have Music
Day 5 & 6 we have P.E.