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Kindergarten

Kindergarten Teachers


 

Name

Room#

Email

Maricruz Jimenez

31

Maricruz.Jimenez@GilroyUnified.org

Ruben Martinez - Dual Immersion ENG

12

Ruben.Martinez@GilroyUnified.org

Katelyn Smith

K1

Katelyn.Smith@GilroyUnified.org

Azucena Quiñonez - Dual Immersion SP

11

Azucena.Quinonez@GilroyUnified.org

Federico Saldaña

K2

Federico.Saldana@GilroyUnified.org

 To contact a teacher, please call the main office (408-848-1932) and ask to leave a voicemail.

Dual Immersion

 Dual ImmersionOur Dual Immersion program offers children a unique and exciting opportunity to learn to read, write and communicate naturally in two languages, English and Spanish. Dual Immersion is a 50% English and 50% Spanish standards-based educational program. This program provides a sound basis for academic excellence for all students as well as meeting the goal for foreign language learning as a core subject. The program is designed for students to begin in kindergarten and move up the grade levels until fifth grade.

Students are assigned to an English speaking teacher and a Spanish-speaking teacher. Each teaches exclusively in that language. They deliver a unified curriculum based on the California state standards with high expectations in both English and Spanish.

The vision for Rod Kelley’s Dual Immersion Program is “All students who enroll in the will be promoted from 5th grade, fluent in Spanish and English. Students will be prepared and inspired to continue their education in dual language middle and high schools, then in an institution of higher education, so that they become successful bilingual, biliterate, bicultural citizens throughout their lives”

Teachers' Wish Lists

Maestra Quiñonez y Mr. Martinez

  • Parent volunteers - Padres voluntarios
  • Gift cards for Amazon.com, iTunes, and Home Depot
  • Baby wipes - Toallitas para bebés
  • Color pencils - Lapices de color
  • Crayons (Crayola preferred) - Crayones (marca de Crayola preferida)
  • Markers - Plumones
  • Pencils - Lápices
  • Books in Spanish - Libros en español
  • Hand sanitizer - Desinfectante para las manos
  • Glue Sticks - Pegamentos en Barra
  • Dry Erase markers (boxes of same color medium/thin tips) - Plumónes de marcar en bordos blancos (cajas de él mismo color y tamaño:  puntas finas o medianas)
  • Staples - Grapas
  • Colored paper, for making copies - Paquetes de papel de colores, para hacer copias
  • Reams of white copy paper- Paquetes de papel blanco para hacer copias

 Mr. Saldaña

  • iTunes gift card - I download videos and songs for my class
  • Petco or The Pet Stop on First Street gift cards - For feeding the turtle and turtle supplies