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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 6th 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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Dear Families, Please join me in teaching your child about emotions and feelings. They will bring home a song book this week for you to review with them. Please let them listen to the song here on my website as much as possible to help them absorb the new vocabulary. Thank you!

Weather Unit and Holidays coming

We have begun a new unit about the weather.  Your child will soon be bringing home some optional homework to reinforce what we are learning in class.  You can find the video of the song in the videos section of my website. This unit will go from now until the holiday break.
Also, with the holidays coming soon I wanted to pause and tell you how very thankful I am to work with your precious children.  I wish you love, peace, joy, and togetherness this holiday season.

Our Next Unit: The Body

Hi parents! This week marks the beginning of our next unit: the body.  We will be learning the names of body parts and also verbs associated with them.  Below I have linked the song for you to play for your kids at home and after I teach the song and vocabulary I will send home some homework.  Thank you for partnering with me in your child's language learning process!  


I have been administering the Scholastic Reading Inventory assessment to all ELD students TK-5 these past two weeks.  If your child comes home and says, "I didn't get to go to Mrs. Ryan's class" this week, now you understand why!  I will resume normal services next week.  Once all of the SRI tests are complete and uploaded, I will print out individual reports and send them home with your child in their homework folder.  You should receive the report in the coming weeks.  The SRI measures their reading level (2nd-5th grade) or their foundational reading skills (TK-1st grade).  We do this assessment for all ELD students in the district twice a year to measure their growth.  
If you have any questions regarding SRI, please do not hesitate to contact me.  
<3 Mrs. Ryan

Welcome Back

I am looking forward to working with all of the wonderful families at Soleado this year.  Please join me for our first ELAC meeting on October 29th at 9 AM to learn more about what to expect this year in English Language Development.

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.
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!