• Name: Mrs. Sarah Totans
    Grade Level: Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade Special Education 
    Room No: 30
    Phone No: (215) 441-6093 ext. 17130
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    Welcome back to school!  This year at Willow Dale Elementary promises to be a fun and exciting time. 

    My name is Mrs. Totans and this is my eleventh year teaching at Willow Dale and my nineth year as the Special Education teacher. I love animals, cooking, crafting, traveling and fishing.  I am thrilled to be at Willow Dale! 

    I graduated from C.W. Post/Long Island University with my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and received my Masters Degree in Special Education from Arcadia University.  My additional certifications include Applied Behavior Analysis, Middle School Social Studies, Middle School English/Language Arts, English as a Second Language and Anti-bullying.  
     Room 30 is a warm and inviting classroom.  Students are immersed in a literacy rich learning environment that imbeds social skills to address the needs and talents of all students.  It is a place to learn, be creative and make friends.  
     
              Our schedule this year will remain on a 6 day rotation.  A specials schedule will be provided by homeroom teachers, but if you are unsure what day it is in the rotation, please go to: www.centennialsd.org, click the drop down box (at the top) to "Select a School," and click on Willow Dale.  There, you will find out what day it is in the rotation and about upcoming events.  You can also view the district calendar, find breakfast & lunch menus, read the Principal's Newsletter, see what is going on with our Home & School Association, find out how you can volunteer, read E-folder materials and so much more! 
     
    Schedules by grade, while we are doing virtual learning: 

    Grade: Kindergarten


    8:15-8:45 

    Office Hours

    Synchronous

    8:45- 9:15 

    Morning Meeting - SEL

    Synchronous - whole group

    9:15-9:30

    RELA- Heggerty

    Synchronous - whole group interactive with feedback

    9:30 - 10:00 

    RELA-Fundations

    Synchronous - whole group interactive with feedback

    10:00-10:05 

    BRAIN BREAK -Alphafriends/Leap Frog 

     Letter Factory



    10:05-10:45

    Reading -Journeys Read Aloud

    Synchronous - whole group or Asynchronous

    10:45-11:15

    Reading/Writing

    Synchronous/Asynchronous

    11:15-11:45

    Lunch

     

    11:45-12:00

    Read Aloud

     

    12:00-12:25 

    Eureka Math Instructional Focus

    Synchronous - whole group with feedback

    12:25-1:00

    Eureka Math- Small Group

    Asynchronous

    1:00-1:30

    Recess

     

    1:30-2:00

    Social Studies/Science

    Combination of synchronous/asynchronous with an assignment

    2:00-2:30

    W.I.N./ Creative Play

    Synchronous (small group) /Asynchronous

    2:30-2:35

    Brain Break -Alphablocks/Cosmic Yoga

     

    2:35-3:20

    Specials

    Combination of synchronous/asynchronous with an assignment

    3:20-3:45

    Office Hours

    Synchronous

    Grade: First

     

    8:15-8:45 AM

    Office Hours

    Synchronous

    8:45 - 9:05 AM

    Morning Meeting 

    Synchronous - whole group

    9:05 - 9:45 AM

    Math (Eureka)

    Synchronous - whole group interactive with feedback

    9:45 - 10:20 AM

    Math (Xtra Math, IXL, Eureka Problem Sets/Exit Tickets)

    Asynchronous

    10:20 - 10:50 AM

    WIN

    Intervention - synchronous small groups


    Enrichment - asynchronous independent

    10:50 - 11:20 AM

    Lunch

     

    11:20 -11:50 AM

    Recess

     

    11:50 AM - 12:20 PM

    Language Arts (Heggerty and Fundations)

    Synchronous - whole group hole group interactive with feedback

    12:20 - 1:05 PM

    Guided Reading/Writing

    Synchronous - small group instruction


    Asynchronous - independent learning activities

    1:05 - 1:50 PM

    Specials

    Combination of synchronous/asynchronous with an assignment

    1:50 - 2:05 PM

    Snack/Bathroom Break

     

    2:05 - 2:35 PM

    Language Arts (Journeys)

    Synchronous - whole group hole group interactive with feedback

    2:35 - 2:45 PM

    Brain Break

     

    2:45 - 3:15 PM

    Science/Social Studies

    Combination of synchronous/asynchronous with an assignment

    3:15 - 3:45 PM

    Office Hours

    Synchronous

    Grade: Second

     

    8:15- 8:45 AM

    Office Hours

    Synchronous

    8:45- 9:05 AM

    Morning Meeting - SEL

    Synchronous - whole group interactive with feedback

    9:05 - 9:50

    RELA- Fundations/ Heggerty

    30 minutes Synchronous - whole group interactive with feedback


    15 minutes Asynchronously

    9:50- 10:35

    Specials

    Combination of synchronous/asynchronous with an assignment

    10:35-11:50

    RELA

    Asynchronous - independent learning activities


    Synchronous - small group instruction

    11:50-12:20

    Recess

     

    12:20-12:50 PM

    WIN

    Intervention - synchronous small groups


    Enrichment - asynchronous independent

    12:50 PM - 1:20 PM

    Lunch

     

    1:20 - 1:50

    Math Instructional Focus

    Synchronous - whole group

    1:50 - 2:35 

    Math

    Asynchronous - independent 

    learning activities


    Synchronous - small group instruction

    2:35-3:15

    Social Studies/Science

    Combination of synchronous/asynchronous with an assignment

    3:15- 3:45

    Office hours 

    Synchronous

     
     
    Please consider volunteering at Willow Dale. You can find links to get your clearances at https://www.centennialsd.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=6813.  I am an active staff member of the Willow Dale Home & School Association and would love to work on making Willow Dale the best possible school for all students along side you!  There are volunteer opportunities for people with every type of schedule. 
     
    computer                     Online resources for your child to access anytime, anywhere: Lexia (Literacy),
                                                                                                                         Kahn Academy (Math, Social Studies, Science, Literacy), ST Math (Math without language),
                                                                                                                         XtraMath.org 
     
     
     *Reminders:        
    • Absence notes must be submitted within 3 days of the absence
    • Please make it a daily practice to have your child complete his/her homework.  This is the best way for you to be involved in your child's education, know what he/she is learning and show that you are invested in his/her academic success. 
    • Read with your child EVERY DAY!  There is a direct correlation between your child's 3rd grade reading level and his/her high school academic achievement.  Let's build a foundation for future success.  Time with your child is the best investment you will ever make!