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Discovery Center Teachers

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Mrs. Henningsen

Ranch View

Mrs. Durbin

Creek View


Mrs. Paterson

Mountain View




TOSA Support


GYS 6-8 Math




About the program:

MVSD provides one Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) and one Instructional Aide at each elementary site to offer remediation and/or enrichment to students as well as professional development and support for teachers.



Discovery Center Resources

Here are some fun ideas to keep your child learning over the summer break.


Nurture Literacy with a Summer Reading Program

Help make reading fun! Libraries are a wonderful resource for families and children of all ages to enjoy reading throughout the summer (and all year long). Visit our local libraries and if don’t already have one, get your very own library card! (click the links below for local summer reading programs).

Sight Words (Grades TK-5)

Never leave home without your sight words! Encouraging your child to read sight word flashcards every day is the absolute best thing you can do for your young learner. Print a set of each and keep them in the car, in your purse, and around the house.

Nurture Math Skills and Number Sense with Simple Games and Activities

Make learning a fun family affair. The links below have a multitude of games that you can play at home this summer. Don't let it be overwhelming, just find one game that looks fun and dive in! Visit the Ranch View Math Resources page for even more ideas!

Nurture Creativity with Projects that use Fine Motor Skills

Let your imagination run wild! Visit the websites below for ideas that will spark creativity (far better than a video game). Encourage your child to put on a puppet show. Use household items to create fun and educational crafts. 

See you back on August 7, 2017!



Mrs. Henningsen, Ranch View Elementary

Mrs. Durbin, Creek View Elementary

Mrs. Paterson, Mountain View Elementary

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"Exploring Our Academic World"

The Explorer Program focuses on building literacy and math skills to further support academic success. This program provides an opportunity for children to reinforce and build on their current literacy and math skills using an engaging, hands-on approach. The majority of instruction is focused on Language Arts/Reading/Literacy skills, with a small portion of time devoted to building basic math skills. Students are recommended by their teacher to participate in this program.


Read Aloud 15 Minutes 

When every child is read aloud to for 15 minutes every day from birth, more children will be ready to learn when they enter kindergarten, more children will have the literacy skills needed to succeed in school, and more children will be prepared for a productive and meaningful life after school.


Storyline Online 

  • Developed by The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Storyline Online features accomplished actors and actresses reading some of their favorite children’s books.


This website supports your child's exploration. Every word when tapped or clicked will read aloud enabling your child's speaking, reading, and writing vocabulary to grow alongside his or his or her curiosity. 


International Children's Digital Library 

Discover books from around the world at the International Children’s Digital Library.  The free site does not read the books aloud, but students can read them independently during Read to Self or free time.



Storynory features a collection of original, fairytale, and classic children’s audio stories.  Students can follow along with the story as it is read to them, as the text is also included on the site.



Children can listen to short stories read aloud to them as they follow along with the highlighted text.  ABCya! has a variety of educational games in addition to the featured stories. 


Just Books Read Aloud

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Smarter Balanced testing requires students to take their state test on a computer or Chromebook. This means that our students are being asked to use a mouse, trackpad, and a keyboard to demonstrate their subject proficiency. Proficiency writing a paper on a computer takes lots of practice.  Use the links below to refine your keyboarding skills. 



I Read Storybooks

Online read alouds

Newsela (reading)

Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant: daily news. It's easy and amaing!

Front Row (math)

Keeping parents informed about their child's progress is vital towards helping a student reach his or her full potential. With Front Row, parents can stay well-informed about their child's progress and performance in math.


TenMarks partners with teachers, schools and districts to drive an integrated model of curriculum and instruction, supported by technology and 1:1 personalization focusing on three core areas. 

Close Reading

Dave Stuart Jr. of the "A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Common Core" website offers an amazing breakdown of how to incorporate close reading into all types of text. Visit the link to get a crash-course on teaching your students how to slow down and interact with texts of all types. 


Kid's news with current event articles great for annotating.



Language Arts



Curriculum Resources


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