• Dear Families,

    We are now in the 9th week of our school closure (10 if you count Spring Break). 

    The primary purpose of our distance learning is to have your child enter 1st grade feeling confident and ready as well as prevent learning loss.

    Check Weeks 1 through 8 messages below about the closure if you want to go back to explore any of the Fairy Tales or other suggestions.  As always, please select what works best for you and your student.  Work in areas you know are enjoyable for your child or areas where practice is needed.  I can help you identify these areas if you feel unsure.  This week, our Fairy Tale is Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

    We have reached 89% completion as a class on our ST Math!  Nine certificates in Lexia have now been earned for leveling up in Lexia.  Leveling up on average is a two month process, so this is really great effort.

    Please check my communications with you daily through ClassDojo for our Google Meet times because we have and additional meet time this week.

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    Stay healthy,

    Mrs. James

     

    Dear Families,

    We are now in the 8th week of our school closure. 

    Our focus is to work together to have your child enter 1st grade ready and prevent learning loss.

    Check Weeks 1 through 7 messages below about the closure if you need to.  Please select what works best for you and your student.  Continue on in areas you know are fun for your child or they simply need more practice in.  This week, our Fairy Tale is Hansel and Gretel.

    We have reached 87% completion as a class on our ST Math!  Eight certificates in Lexia have now been earned for leveling up in Lexia.  

    I will continue to communicate with you daily through ClassDojo.

     

    May 4th - May 8th

    We are now in the 7th week of our school closure. 

    On our District site, there was an important update by SAUSD Superintendent Jerry Almendarez with updates regarding cancellation of on-campus instruction through May 28, 2020, the end of the 2019-20 academic year.

     

    Our focus can be to continue to work together to have your child enter 1st grade ready.

    Check Weeks 1 through 6 messages below about the closure if you need to.  Please select what works best for you and your student.  Continue on in areas you know are fun for your child or they simply need more practice in.  This week, our Fairy Tale is Jack and the Beanstalk.  

    Many of you have been doing great work on on Lexia and ST Math.  We have reached 86% completion as a class on our ST Math!  Eight certificates in Lexia have now been earned for leveling up in Lexia.  

    As is our practice, I will continue to communicate with you daily through ClassDojo.

     

    April 27th - May 1st

    Dear Families,

    We are now in the 6th week of our school closure. As is our new normal, I will continue to communicate with you daily through ClassDojo.

    On our District site, there was an important update by SAUSD Superintendent Jerry Almendarez regarding cancellation of on-campus instruction through May 28, 2020, the end of the 2019-20 academic year. Although we can't be together right now, our focus can be to continue to work together to have your child enter 1st grade ready.

    Check Weeks 1 through 4 messages below about the closure if you need to.  Otherwise, continue on wtih the work you have previously started.  Pick and choose what works best for you and your student.  This week, our Fairy Tale is The Gingerbreadman.  

    Many of you have been doing great work on on Lexia and ST Math.  We received an email from the Mind Institute, the creators of ST Math, informing us we have reached 82% completion as a class on our ST Math!  Seven certificates in Lexia have been

    earned for leveling up in Lexia. 

     

    April 20th - 24th

    Dear Families,

    We are now in the 5th week of our school closure. As is our new normal, I will continue to communicate with you daily through ClassDojo.

    On our District site, there was an important update by SAUSD Superintendent Jerry Almendarez regarding cancellation of on-campus instruction through May 28, 2020, the end of the 2019-20 academic year. Although we can't be together right now, our focus can be to continue to work together to have your child enter 1st grade ready.

    Check Weeks 1 through 4 messages below about the closure if you need to.  Otherwise, continue on wtih the work you have previously started.  Pick and choose what works best for you and your student.  This week, our Fairy Tale is the Enormous Turnip.  

    Many of you have been doing great work on on Lexia and ST Math.  We received an email from the Mind Institute, the creators of ST Math, informing us we have reached 80% completion as a class on our ST Math!  Six certificates in Lexia have been earned for leveling up in Lexia. 

     

    April 6th -10th

    Dear Families, 

    We are now in the 4th week of our school closure.  I will continue to communicate with you daily through ClassDojo and enjoy the messages I get from students and parents alike.  Governor Newsom has issued an executive order regarding the physical closure of California Schools until the end of the current school year.  Every district has options about how to handle many issues during the closure.  SAUSD has not issued all policies for what our clousure looks at the time of my writing this, but we will proceed with our optional enrichment activities.  I will keep you updated and contact you about your child's academic levels and specific needs.  We can work together to have your child enter 1st Grade confidently.

     

    I have a review of a basic schedule below if anyone has not read this from earlier weeks.  We will continue with a fairytale theme for each week.  Pick and choose what works best for you and your student.  This week we will be doing the Ugly Duckling.  

     

    To say this is a difficult for many time is a woefully sad understatement.  Many of our Santiago parents or people in their families are on the frontline helping us respond to COVID-19.  I know all of you have your own, unique and challenging situations.  SAUSD's priority of helping students receive meals will continue.  If you have a need beyond the student meals, please reach out to me and I will reach out to the people at our site or in our district that can hopefully help you to the extent that it is possible.  Parents and students alike, don't be afraid to reach out to your teachers.  We think about you so much more than you will ever know.  We miss being able to see you at school, but we are still here for you, just in a different way for now.  

     
     

    The goal is to have your child work in 4 or more of these suggested items per day to help retain their learning, learn new things, or spark creativity and curiousity.

    Do what works for you and your family, but here is a schedule suggestion if you need ideas:

    1. Wake up and do your morning routine. 

    2. Make the bed if you haven't already.

    3. Work in workbooks, practice site words, count to 100, and the read words you know in a book or read a book.

    4. Play outside if you are able or play Go Noodle (see helpful websites).

    5. Snack time

    6. Work on Lexia 15 to 20 min and ST Math 15 to 20 minutes.

    If you have completed ST Math work on Splash Math or another fun Math sight

    7. Lunch

    8. Draw with ArtHub or other fun Art website and write a sentence to go with your drawing

    9. Explore some of the helpful websits available

    9.Quiet time reading, color, read a book

     

    This is information from the 3rd week of closure up until the end of our Spring Break.March 30th, 2020   

    Dear Santiago Families,

    Please let me be your point of contact for our Santiago School Community. We are working to do our best for you in this time in all of our lives.  I am here for you and your child to reach out to if you need guidance, advice, or just to say hello.

    Please check this webpage for daily and weekly assignments.

    If you haven’t by now, you and your child can get started with the suggested Enrichment Packets provided by SAUSD.  New Enrichment Packets will be provided after Spring Break.  For those of you who would like extra enrichment, I have provided a week's worth of work through Fairy Tales and will continue messaging you through ClassDojo.  

    The District has them on-line on the District and Santiago Homepage.

    You can print them out if you are able to, use the concept from the page with your child, or transfer the student part to paper.

    District Packets:ELA (English Language Arts), Math, and Science

    Additionally, students can continue with ST Math and Lexia as well as find some fun and enrichment on other sites.  See the Helpful Links or use ones you and your child enjoy together.

    Everyone’s on-line access might look a little different, whether it be through a desktop computer, laptop, phone, or other device.  If you don't have access, do what you can to keep your child engaged.  Please reach out to me about this.

    If you need free or low cost internet, contact me at kathleen.james@sausd.us or ClassDojo so that you can access the Santiago Webpage, our class page, and sites or apps you need.

    The goal is to have your child work in 4 or more of these suggested items per day to help retain their learning, learn new things, or spark creativity and curiousity.

    Do what works for you and your family, but here is a schedule suggestion if you need ideas:

    1. Wake up and do your morning routine. 

    2. Make the bed if you haven't already.

    3. Work in workbooks, practice site words, count to 100, and the read words you know in a book or read a book.

    4. Play outside if you are able or play Go Noodle (see helpful websites).

    5. Snack time

    6. Work on Lexia 15 to 20 min and ST Math 15 to 20 min.

    If you have completed ST Math work on Splash Math or another fun Math sight

    7. Lunch

    8. Draw with ArtHub or other fun Art website and write a sentence to go with your drawing

    9. Explore some of the helpful websits available

    9.Quiet time reading, color, read a book


    Week 2 of Closure

    If you are missing some items, just do what you have to work with.  This is primarily to keep your child engaged with their education and do fun, enriching activities.  A good goal is 4 or more of the options per day after reviewing important skills.
    Important Skills: Review ABC's, Letter Sounds, Blending Sounds in 3 or 4 Letter Words, and Separating Sounds in words.  Practice Sight Words.  Review Numbers 1 - 20 for Recognition.  Count to 100.  Count to 100 by 5's and 10's.
    Additionally: Sight Words  - click on the link in my Sight Word Page - Work on reviewing words your child has learned and learning new words.  42 or more is a goal before 1st Grade. Optional Workbooks and Paperwork or Homework
     (General Recommendation-1 page per day in Language Arts and Math)District Packets(General Recommendation-1 page per day in each area)

    Kinder Home Packet
    Red Benchmark WorkbooksGreen Irvine Math Project BooksBlue Math WorkbookCreate a journal.  Or just use a single piece of paper to draw and write sentences or thoughts.  Take a picture of your work and send it to me through ClassDojo or email me at kathleen.james@sausd.us – I will write you back if share your work 

    I have several links on my Helpful Link page.  Or use the Resource Tab on our Santiago Website to access Lexia, ST Math, and the other fun links such as Starfall and PBS Kids.  
     
    Click on the Science Page for Links to amzing Science websights for kids
     
    I am currently working on Google Classroom.  I will message you when I have an assignment ready.  
    class code: skh6n66
     

    Week 1

    These are some Enrichment Suggestions for your child while they are at home during the school closure.  Do what you have if you are missing some items.  The goal is 4 or more per day.

     

    Optional Workbooks and Paperwork

    (Pace recommendation is 1 page per day in Language Arts and Math):

    District Packet

    Kinder Home Packet

    Red Benchmark Workbooks

    Green Irvine Math Project Books

    Blue Math Workbooks

     

    Create a journal for yourself.  Or just use a single piece of paper to draw and write down your thoughts.  Take a picture of your work and send it to me through ClassDojo or email me at kathleen.james@sausd.us – I will write you back if share your work!

     

    Technology:

    ST Math (Jiji)Lexia 

    Starfall

    PBS Kids

    Go Noodle

    Your Choice

     
    Use the Resource Tab on our Santiago Website to access Lexia, ST Math, and the other fun links such as Starfall and PBS Kids.  
     
    Email: kathleen.james@sausd.us
    or contact me through ClassDojo
      
     
Last Modified on May 23, 2020