Welcome to Verdugo Woodlands Kids
Whether you're a kid looking to double check his homework or a student wanting to show her Dad the latest work she created online this is the place for you!
VWKids.com is a website made by the students and teachers of Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School. It's made to showcase the students hard work by displaying their writing skills and critical thought process.
It's also intended to be a resource for the teachers to communicate with the parent community. Many of the teachers will be posting their homework on this site as well as links to online textbooks, research sites, and much more.
We want this to be a safe and positive place. While the kids will be posting their work we won't be posting their last names, phone numbers, or addresses. We want the kids to learn their reading, writing, and arithmetic. We also want them to learn how to use technology in a safe and responsible manner.
The VW Kids website is a pilot program that started for the 5th graders at Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School. The basic concept of the program is for children to learn in a multi-discipline environment that is both fun and challenging. Through this pilot program we hope to augment the students reading and writing skills by working in a fun medium that many of the students are already familiar with, technology.
Studies have shown that when people learn to embrace and command technology that their self esteem also rises. Our goal is for the 5th grade students to learn to communicate with the written word while improving their typing skills (something that they will be using more and more of as they continue their educational journey) and learning about safe ways to interact with the Internet.