Classroom Updates

Head over to our Google Classroom!

For our first day of lessons, click over to our Google Classroom:  https://classroom.google.com/u/0/h

We start with Spalding at 8:15,

ELA is at 10:40,

Math is at 1:00.

Specials (Music now) is in there from 12:20-1:00, but please try not to be late for Math.

 

Google Meet codes will be visible about 10 minutes before each live lesson begins.  From there, you and your child can complete the other sections of each lesson on your own, after the live lesson is over.  I will be available on the Google Meet to help.

 

Welcome to Kindergarten!

Hi!  I’m your teacher, Mr. Price!  Welcome to kindergarten!

Be on the lookout for my introductory video for ‘Meet the Teacher’ and your orientation on Monday, August 3rd!  I can’t wait!

Come get reading materials!

We’re handing out LOTS of free leveled readers, along with what’s left of student math books today – at the rear of the school.

7:30-9:30 AM

and

11:00-1:00 PM

 

Please come pick up great materials for your kindergartener!!!

We’re online learning!

First, we’re working on getting everyone to join our google classroom group!

Once in, you’ll want to use the “Classwork” tab as your homepage.  You’ll see assignments, activities, and videos for both Reading and Math.  We’ll add the other subjects at a later date.

I will continue to add more content each day, which will be available by 8am each morning.  As I become more accustomed to this, more videos of actual lessons will be posted.  Right now, I’m just trying to get everyone in!

What we’re doing is not going to take all day.  If you’d like to know what order we’re used to, it goes like this:

OPR – Spalding video

WPR (not posted yet)

Spalding Reader (3 pages per day)

Big book story

Other reading activities

Writing (no posted yet)

Science/SS (not posted yet)

Math – view the videos first, for information, then the pages/classwork to show understanding

 

As always, please email me if you have any questions or issues, I’m here to help.  Hopefully, we’ll be live-streaming soon, but I don’t have a date on that.  Thank you for all of your efforts logging in, I know it wasn’t easy for many of you!

 

-Mr. Price

More Information

Hello Families:

I am reaching out to all my students and their families to provide some information on what to expect throughout our closure. Schools are expected to be closed through March 27. Please take a moment to read the following information. Please respond that you have read it so I know that it reached you.

 

Academics and Educational Resources:

Teachers have been working to develop lessons and resources that you can work on at home with your children. In addition to all curriculum materials being available online, we have developed an Online Resources website, where you can find various resources to help your child keep up with academics. This can be found under the “Students” tab on our district website, www.LaveenSchools.org.

 

Please remember that your child will need to log in to our curriculum platforms in order to access the material. If you do not have your child’s login information, please contact me and I can provide it to you. One single sign-on through Google gives students access to all of our digital curriculum programs  Watch this video for details on logging in.

 

Please be aware that all Laveen schools have strict internet filtering when a student connects from our server. Once you use your personal device, this filter is not available. Please monitor your child’s internet usage as they will be able to explore whatever sites your home computer allows. Be sure to watch this informational video, also on the website, for parents on how to filter home internet, Internet Filters to Keep Kids Safe Online

 

Internet Connectivity

If you do not have wi-fi or are unable to access the internet at home, Cox Communications is offering one free month of internet access to qualifying low-income families through their Connect2Compete program. T-Mobile is also offering an EmpowerED data plan.

 

Free Meals for Children

Despite school closures, Laveen schools are providing free breakfast and lunch to all children. Families may visit any Laveen school (except Vista) for a grab & go bag. Breakfast is available from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and lunch is available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday- Friday.

 

Children must be present to take a meal. Adult meals are not available. Families do not need to register for meals and there are no income requirements.  Children do not need to be Laveen students. The district plans to expand this service to off-site locations in the coming days.

 

Child Care: 

We know that some parents cannot work without childcare. For families needing this service, Laveen’s Kids Club will operate a day camp program that provides structured activities in a safe, supervised environment for children in grades preschool – 6th. This will take place at two locations, Desert Meadows and Paseo Pointe. The cost is $35 a day or $120 per week (preschool is $125 per week). A three-day plan is also available. The hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Our Kids Club staff is cognizant of the importance of a clean environment and incorporates cleaning with a bleach solution as part of their regular protocol. Children and staff showing any signs of illness will be sent home. Please visit our Kids Club page for details.

 

Message from Mr. Price

Hi!  I hope everyone is doing okay!  I know this is a strange time.  I do hope you enjoyed your Spring Break and you’re staying safe during this time.  I miss you all and hope to see you as soon as possible.  As of right now, our return date is Monday, March 30th.  This may change. so check back with us in the next 2 weeks for updated information.

Here is some important information:

Free breakfast (7:30-9:30) and lunch (11:00-1:00) is being provided behind our school for any children who come by.  They don’t need to be students, but they must be present, in-person to receive the meal.

You can email me at dprice@laveeneld.org for any questions you might have.  I’ll be checking it regularly.  Here is a link with programs you can do at home during this time away from school:

https://sites.google.com/laveeneld.org/onlineresources/home

-Mr. Price