Amy Cowan

Hello, my name is Amy Cowan. This my 9th year teaching.  I am in my 2nd year teaching 5th grade at Yorkshire Elementary School.  I taught 4th grade for two years at Marumsco Hills Elementary School and one at Yorkshire.  I taught 3rd grade in a different county prior to teaching here in Prince William.  I approach each and every day with a positive and enthusiastic attitude and ask that my students do the same. Together and with hard work I know we can succeed this year!

Always feel free to contact me with any questions at all by emailing or through Class Dojo.


Starting Sunday evening, 4.19.2020, we will be sending out a choice board for each grade level.  Each week will follow the same schedule.  It will be as follows:
Sunday-Choice boards will be sent out through email.
Monday-Encore Choice board and Counseling lessons will be posted on their websites.
Tuesday-Math review lesson will be posted.
Wednesday-LA review lesson will be posted.
Thursday-Science review lesson will be posted.
Friday-Geography review lesson will be posted.

Everything that is posted for the week is completely OPTIONAL. 

Any work that was assigned before March 13 can still be turned in.  If you want a better grade from any of the assignments, please let me know and I will figure out how to get you what you need to make sure you can improve your grade.  These assignments need to be turned in by March 23rd so that I have time to grade them.

At the request of the Encore team, we are adding a choice board they made up for encore.  You can check it out by clicking the link below.

Encore Choice Board

Please check out the newsletter from the 5th grade team.   You can find it in the Files and Documents-->Newsletters-->Grade 5 March 30-April 3 Newsletter.

Please make sure you check the county website and the news for important updates regarding the Coronavirus.


Hello ALL,

I just got off a TEAMS call with Mrs. Marsilio, Mrs. Granby, Ms. Moore, and the fifth grade team. I want to make sure that I am clear that anything I post on the website for students to do is OPTIONAL. Per the PWCS regulations about Homeschooling at this time, anything I have for students to do is not to go over 2-3 hours maximum in a day. Students may choose to do anything that is posted.

I will link the page created by PWCS about this phase of Homeschooling. Please, if you haven't read that page, go there and read that.

I hope you all have a great day!

Materials and plans will be posted weekly at the Homeschooling Lesson link on the left of this class page. Follow the directions posted there to access the content options for the week.  At this time, these assignments are highly recommended but not mandatory. Students may print them out then scan them or take a photo of them to email to me, or they may write their answers in a notebook or on lined paper and take a picture to send to my email for feedback. You may also type your answers in a word document and share them with me.  If your child chooses to write on lined paper please include the date of the assignment, the subject, and the assignment name at the top of every page. 

If you have ANY questions about the content or how to access these assignments PLEASE email me!