Parent Resources

Ways to Help at Home

  • Have your child speak and answer questions in complete sentences.
  • Read with your child every day.
  • Monitor your child’s television, video game, and Internet use.
  • Encourage your child to use the library.
  • Instead of asking, “How was school?” try asking:
    • “What made you smile today?”
    • “Who did you sit with at lunch?”
    • “Tell me something you know today that you didn’t know yesterday.”
  • Haga que su hijo hable y responda preguntas en oraciones completas.
  • Lea con su hijo todos los días.
  • Monitoree la televisión, los videojuegos y el uso de Internet de su hijo.
  • Anime a su hijo a usar la biblioteca.
  • En lugar de preguntar, “¿Cómo estuvo la escuela?” intenta preguntar:
    • “¿Qué te hizo sonreír hoy?”
    • “¿Con quién te sentaste en el almuerzo?”
    • “Dime algo que sabes hoy que no sabías ayer”.

Useful Links

City of Downey

Downey Library


Family Education

Common Sense Media

Parent Guide to Academic Standards and Report Cards

Kindergarten English Spanish
1st Grade English Spanish
2nd Grade English Spanish
3rd Grade English Spanish
4th Grade English Spanish
5th Grade English Spanish

I Can Statements

Common Core State Standards

Kindergarten               1st Grade

2nd Grade                     3rd Grade

4th Grade                      5th Grade

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Family Friday Resources


Gallatin Readers are High Achievers! Learn the three genres of writing taught at Downey Unified, the terms and languages to use when writing, how to check progress using the writing rubric, and other strategies to use at home when working with your student. Check out...

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FAMILY FRIDAY: Technology Resources

There are many benefits to utilizing technology resources. Learn about the different resources available and how you and your child can access them! Find the PDF here.

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Words of Wisdom

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

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