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English Language Development

Hello! Hola! هتاف للترحيب! 你好! Kamusta! Zdravo! Bonjour! Hallo! Χαίρετε! नमस्ते! Nnọọ! Halo! Ciao! 
こんにちは! 여보세요! Сайн уу! سلام! Olá! Здравствуйте! வணக்கம்! హలో! สวัสดี! chào bạn!
 
I'm Mrs. Ryan, ELD teacher here at sunny Soleado!  I've been an elementary school teacher since 2005, and this is my 4th year teaching in the ELD program.  When I was in college, I spent time studying at Xiamen Da Xue in China, which required me to be a second language learner.  This helped me understand the daily struggles EL students face.  My program is built on the California ELD Framework, which seeks to give students access to both daily and academic English.  I work with small groups of students based on their language level and track their progress throughout the year(s).  I also collaborate with their classroom teachers, providing in-class support, tailored to each student's specific needs.  Parents are welcome to contact me at any time for support, to get questions answered, or to learn more about what they can do at home to boost language learning!
 
We are proud to be a diverse school, a home to students from all over the world.  Soleado's student population represents over 20 language groups!  Welcome to "A Place in the Sun."
 
 
 

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End of School Year

Dear families,
 
This is the time each year when my teaching contract finishes.  For the final month of school, classroom teachers provide support to the ELD students.  I am still accessible by email if you need anything.  
 
For 5th grade families:  I have invited Ridgecrest's ELD teacher to visit our campus and meet our students near the end of May.  I will make sure she is familiar with the needs of our students so they get the best support possible moving into middle school.  
 
Lastly, at the end of each school year I am so overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity of my students.  I truly treasure the thank you cards and kind words the students share with me.  Many students bring me special treats.  I want to let you all know that I am allergic to wheat, barley, dairy, and walnuts.  Sometimes the students want me to eat the treat they bring and I am unable.  I don't want to hurt their feelings.  Please let them know that their kind words are already a treat for me.
 
I truly enjoy working with the students and parents at Soleado.  I look forward to our continued partnership in supporting your child's language acquisition.
 
Warmly,
Mrs. Ryan

ELD Summer School

This time each year I start receiving questions from parents about ELD summer school.  At this time, the information I have is that PVPUSD ELD summer school will be offered by invitation only (this means you cannot request to get in, you must be invited).  For elementary students, it will be offered only to emerging, or beginning level students in 2nd-5th grade.  There will not be any K-1 classes this summer.  If you have any further questions, please email me and I will direct you to the answer if I can!

ELAC Meeting Tomorrow 2/7 @ 10:30

2/7/18

ELAC Meeting Agenda

 

I. Guest Speaker: Associate Principal of Ridgecrest Intermediate School, Taylor Halloway

 

II. Testing updates

     1. ELPAC (K-5th)

     2. CAASPP (3rd-5th)

          a. testing dates

          b. academic vocabulary prep for ELD students

     3. Summative Math Placement Test (4th-5th)

     4. Science Assessment (5th)

 

III. Upcoming School Events:

     1. Sweetheart Dance

     2. Fun Run

     3. 2nd Trimester Report Cards and Parent Teacher Conferences

     4. Spring Break

Thank you for the generous gifts and kind words you and your children have given to me this holiday season.
 
Wishing all of you the happiest of holidays. One of the most beautiful things about teaching English as a second language is that I get the benefit of interacting with so many beautiful children from places all around the world.  Holidays tell a lot about a persons history, culture, and family life. Students often share with me the special ways in which they celebrate holidays with their family. 
 
Here are some of the traditions my family holds:
 
Christmas Eve: Attend a candlelight service at church were we sing carols, hear the story of the first Christmas from the scriptures, and each hold a candle, carefully lighting our neighbor's until the entire church is filled with the soft glow of candlelight.   It's beautiful.
 
My mother always gets us a new pair of pajamas to wear to bed on Christmas Eve (even though all her children are grown, she continues this tradition).
 
Christmas Morning: Ringing Christmas bells to welcome Christmas day.  My parents keep bells in their china cabinet and my two sisters, our children, and I each choose a bell to ring joyfully on Christmas morning. The bell I always choose is made of silver and was passed down through generations in my father's family.  After the bells are rung we spend time exchanging gifts around the tree.  My father has given one ornament to me every year since my birth.  When I got married, those ornaments were the first to decorate my tree.  My husband and I carry on this tradition with our own children.
 
Christmas Night:  My husband's family and my family have Christmas dinner together.  Our meal is often shared with those who are far away from family and need a place to feel at home.  My husband's father says a Christmas prayer of gratitude for our faith, family, and abundance. Food, conversation, laughter, and fun fill the home until late into the night.  
 
What winter holidays do you celebrate and how do you celebrate them?

Review Week

It's Review Week for ELD.  During my class sessions we will review prepositions and parts of the body.  
 
Next week we will begin a unit on the weather.  
 
Thank you for practicing at home with your children.  They are making great progress in their language acquisition!