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San Juan
Laurel Ruff
5325 Garfield Ave
Sacramento, CA 95841
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(916) 971-7586
Fax: (916) 331-1634

San Juan Unified District Office
3738 Walnut Ave.
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 971-7700

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Curriculum WEB links

Curriculum websites recommended to support instruction at Laurel Ruff

  At Laurel Ruff our mission is to educate students in the least restrictive environment as they attain their maximum potential.

CAPA LEVEL I APPROPRIATE WEBSITES:    Here are some websites recommended by district inclusion specialist Laura Davis for students who need cause-&-effect  and other simple pre-academic activities


Promethean Planet - download resources and flipcharts for use and support of your Promethean Interactive Whiteboard

WatchKnow - Videos for kids - a new web resource from the creators of Wikipedia  www.watchknow.org/

NetTrekker -  Laurel Ruff subscribes to this neat online service. Click on the link to log-in or to register. Staff who need to convert from a student membership into a teacher membership should log-on to our staff communication page to get the password (see related links at the bottom of the staff webpage:-).

ThinkQuest - recommended by teacher Lori V. - "ThinkQuest is a protected, online learning platform that enables teachers to integrate learning projects into their classroom curriculum and students to develop 21st century skills."   Looking at the site Julia recommends using the ThinkQuest library of existing student projects as a resource for classroom lessons.

Enchanted Learning -  Our subscription is up to date. You will need to use our school log-in to access this great resource. Our license only covers Laurel Ruff staff - see the link on our staff communcation page if you have forgotten the password (the password info is at the bottom of the page in the related links sections)

SJUSD Promethean resources - includes links to download Promethean flipcharts, training info, etc...

Tinsnips - a special education resource
Check out this site - a source of some wonderful free PDF documents:-).

Soft Schools  - recommended by Judy E.  SoftSchools.com provides free math worksheets, free math games, grammar quizzes and free phonics worksheets and games. Worksheets and games are organized by grades and topics.

 http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/ -  recommended by Orange Grove staff

recommended by Orange Grove staff

VoiceNation special education resources a compilation of special education resources recommended by Miss Hill's Special Education class at Kennedy High in Colorado


Tumble-Books :-) - our subscription is up to date Laurel Ruff staff and students can directly access our account via the links on our website (easiest link is under resources on our main page)

Tar Heel Reader - is a collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. The books may be downloaded as slide shows in PowerPoint, Impress, or Flash format.

http://www.1-language.com/memorymatchelem/  - an ESL site highly recommended by Orange Grove


Touch Math free resources - A great resource to complement your use of TouchMath.

Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education (IISME)  - Andy V. recommends this link. The website provides resources re: science, math and technology in education; professional growth and grant opportunities.


SJUSD SCIENCE RESOURCE PAGE - resources recommended by Terri Dodd, SJUSD science curriculum coordinator

SJUSD's K-12 Science curriculum resource page  - includes many CAPA appropriate links :-)

Foss Web - is the official site for the inquiry-based FOSS science curriculum - SJUSD's elementary level adopted science curriculum. A place for support, resources, and fun activities. 

U.S. Department of Energy website - offers a variety of Energy Efficiency courses, lesson plans, and activities  - recommended by SJUSD planning department :-).

Black antMicroAngela's Electron Microscope - Judy E. found this cool website that "allows viewers to explore familiar and unexpected views of the microscopic world with colorized images from electron microscopes at the University of Hawaii."

The Lesson Plan page  - This site is strongly recommended by Judy E. for the great science materials:-).

Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education (IISME) - Andy V. recommends this link. The website provides resources re: science, math and technology in education; professional growth and grant opportunities.


San Francisco Orchestra Kids Site     and     Dallas Symphany Orchestra Teachers site    - These two fun music sites were highly recommended by a parent. Both sites include fun activities that introduce basic music concepts and the instruments. 

Please email Julia Arreguin, if you have additional on-line resources for this page :-).


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