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NEWS RELEASE: Most Ventura County Schools to Begin New Year Entirely with Distance Learning                  Look in recent news for details.

Parent Resources

MATES Technology Equipment Return Form  PDF 
 
COVID-19 Resources:
Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 Parental Resource PDF 
 
COVID-19 Parental Resource_UPDATED  PDF
 
Kaiser Permanente Video – Helping Children Understand COVID-19  Click Here!
 
Wellness Every Day- Coping Durning Coronavirus Click Here!
 
VCOE Coronavirus Community Resources Click Here!
 
Parenting Through the Pandemic  PDF Flyer
 
Local Planning Council of Ventura County Emergency Child Care  Click Here!
 
Community Support Resources:
MATES Parent Advisory Council Flyer Click Here!
 
CVUSD Free Meal Information Click Here!
 
Ventura County Pop-Up Pantries Food Share!   English    Spanish 
 
CLU Community Counseling Center Click Here!
 
California Volunteers Help Your Community Safely with COVID-19  Click Here!
 
Food Share Pop-UP Pantries Ventura County Week of April 27, 2020 Click Here!
 
Distance Learning Support:
Distance Learning Parent Support with Alba-Walker Life Strategies from Directors Dialogue 4.24.2020 Click Here!
 
MATES School Closure Parent FAQs PDF
 
Distance Learning Parent Tips  PDF
 
Technology Help:
 
Accelerated Reader "AR" Parent's Guide Click Here!
 
AR Quizzing from Home Parent's Guide Click Here! 
 
AR Practical Tips for Reading to Students of All Ages Click Here!
 
Google Classroom Basics for Teachers and Students Click Here!
 
Google Classroom Student View Basic Intro Video  Click Here!
 
Seesaw.com   Frequently Asked Questions for Families Click Here!
 
Seesaw.com   Get Students Started Click Here!
 
Seesaw: Students Post to their Journal Video Click Here!
 
Zoom video help! Click Here!
 
Zoom Client download Click Here!
 
Password help?  email the Teacher or Mr.Haynes at chaynes@matescharter.org
 
Mental Health Resources:
Ventura County DCFS (805)654-3200
 
Ventura County Behavioral Health Click Here!
 
National Parent Helpline: 1-855 4A PARENT or 1-855-427-2736 
 
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) NAMI.org or 1-800-950-NAMI
 
Social Emotional Support:
HEART Highway Map and Steps.  
 
HEART of an Eagle Click Here!
 
Deep Breathing Practice.Click Here!
 
Progressive Muscle Relaxation Video Click Here!
 
Go Noodle Muscle/Breathing Relaxation Video Click Here!
 
 
Centervention Free Social Emotional Learning Activities Click Here!
 
Family Activities:
Mamba Sports Academy Free Skill Classes MWF Live on Instagram @MSA Programming
 
YMCA PE Classes Free to Community Click Here! K-2 11:00-11:30  3rd-5th 11:45-12:15
 
Reading Resources Click Here!
 
Story Time From Space- A Moon of MY Own Click Here!
 
100+ Offline Activities to Reduce Screen Time. Click Here!
 
100+ At-Home Educational Online Activities For Students and Parents. Click Here!
 
Achieve 3000 Literacy Printable Packets!  Click Here!
 
Esparklearning differentiated math & reading platform for students in grades K-5 Click Here!
 
Booster's Character Video Library- Access Code: AtHome       Click Here!
 
My 20202 COVID-19 Time Capsule for Kids   Click Here!
 
Start with a Book- Books and activities for summer reading   Click Here!
Educational Accomodations
 
Visual Schedules:
What are visual schedules?  Why should I use them & How to use them for my children?
 
 
 
 
Chunking
Chunking educational material involves breaking down instructional material into smaller, more digestible amounts of information, or "chunks" of material.  These smaller chunks of material are often more easily processed and understood, which also helps in storing the information into our short-term memories, and for longer storage and retrieval into our long term memories.

Chunking also helps reduce anxiety when students sometimes feel overwhelmed by the amount of work on a page.  You can chunk material by the amount of material presented.  You can also chunk material by time spent on the educational material by taking a natural break between types of material presented.
 
Here are a couple videos that demonstrate how to chunk educational material visually.