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Mrs. Sara Lease

I am grateful to be working with my Sycamore Academy Family of dedicated and child centered professionals.
I have been teaching for over twenty years and have a Masters in Reading and Language Arts from Cal State University San Marcos.
Some of my teaching experience include Spanish Bilingual, Structured English Immersion, GATE, Title 1 Intervention Support, Reading Specialist, Homeschool Advisor, Humanities and Multiage Constructivist.
I am a lifelong learner so I'm sure to  participate in every training I can get my hands on. Brain research and its impact on learning is my current passion. It makes my day when I can get children excited and invested in reading as well as exploring the magical mysteries of Science and Math.

I have five beautiful boys that I cherish. I live with my wonderful husband, Charlie and my two youngest boys, Matthew and Nicholas (17 and 15), in Huntington Beach. I love walking in the evening on the beach and spending time with my family.
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all  Aristotle 
My Favorites
Color: Cyan/Teal and Pink
Food(s): Panda, Chipotle, Chik-fil-A 
Snack(s): Blueberry muffins, Ginger snaps
Drink(s): Starbucks coolers, La Croix and Diet Green Tea lemonade
Hobbies: Beach, travel,  and lesson planning 
Holiday: Halloween and 4th of July
Season: Summer
Places: Amazon, Target
Birthday: November 1



I can't wait to see all the amazing and creative ideas you have for engineering a trap for our sneaky friends. Due Tuesday March 16.

The BOGO Book Fair is back & in person!

Please join us for some Scholastic fun. All inventory is included in the Buy One, Get the 2nd of equal or lesser valued item for free.

Onsite Students
Mon., Tues., Wed. Oct 19th- 21st: Children will have 2 days in the fair with their class; 1 day to preview, write a wish list and/or shop, and then a second day to shop.

Before & after school shopping available with parents only from 7:30 am until school starts & after school until 3:30 pm.

Teachers will send out specific schedules

Distance Learners & Homeschoolers
Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 12:30-3:30 pm

Friday, Oct. 23rd, 12:00 pm- 2 pm

*Please remember to include a 7.75% sales tax.

*We accept cash, credit, e-wallet & checks made out to Sycamore Academy.

*COVID safety standards and social distancing precautions will be followed. Please bear with us as we monitor the crowd & make appropriate adjustments to the flow of the traffic

IS assessment submission Fall/Winter 2020

Zooming Families,
IMPORTANT: Please carefully review the new requirements for submitting grade information for credit. This is if you are planning to be on extended Zoom/Independent Study and not just for a few days on occasion. 
Please remember to find the lesson plans on the ZOOM Learning page if you are not able to easily access them from the Remind post.
Thanks for continuing to hang in there. You are all doing a fantastic job! 
Hi Families,
We will be doing some fun STEAM projects this month. If you would enjoy donating some of the above items for our projects, we would greatly appreciate them. 
Thank you for all you do!
The Kindergarten Team
Dear Families that will continue to Independent Study,
Please help us collect photos and projects for our end of the year Kindergarten Memory Book.
1. At the end of each month we take a photo of each child holding one of their favorite piece of work. It's fun if you can add something that helps us see what month it is ie. apples, pumpkins or snowflakes.
2. Also, we complete a STEAM Quilt square for each Month. Here is the file: Quilt Squares  Please do not print all the pages. Use as a reference and choose which page you need. Contact your teacher if you need copies made for you.
Thank you for helping us give all our kiddos consistency.
Thursday, October 8 is Super Hero Spirit Day and Birthday Thursday. If your child has a birthday in October, you are welcome to send special treats with your child to help them celebrate with their friends. We usually pass out treats at 12:30. There are 10 kids who attend in person daily.