Bilingual is Better

About: Kelly A. Serrano

Kelly was born and raised in Ecuador, South America and moved to the United States when she was 18. While she obtained a bachelor degree in business administration and later worked in the private sector for a few years, deep inside she always knew she wanted to be a teacher. Kelly returned to school and obtained both teaching credentials and a master degree in education - she has not looked back ever since (well...a couple of times). Kelly's teaching journey has taken her many places over the last seven years, and this year she's moving to a dual-language school, which is the main reason she decided to start her own blog and create her own bilingual teaching resources.

http://learningin2.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @learningintwo

Tips for Planning for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference in Dual Language Programs

Posted by: | 16 Comments

I cannot believe it is that time of the year already! Parent-Teacher Conferences are just around the corner. It seems like it was yesterday when I was running around trying to set up my classroom and getting ready to start the new school year. But, time flies. It is already November and before we know it, a new calendar year is upon us. Parent-Teacher Conferences are a great opportunity to check on your child’s progress and mastery of academic standards.Read More ...

What Happens Inside a Dual-Language Middle School Classroom?

Posted by: | 4 Comments

  Last week, I gave Spanglishbaby readers the opportunity to take a special peek into a kindergarten classroom at a dual-language school. I received many great emails from parent to teachers – THANK YOU for all your questions and comments. I also got quite a few requests asking me about dual-language in the upper grades (not just 4th or 5th grade, but beyond). I am excited to be able to share with all of you great insights as well asRead More ...

A Special Peek Into a Dual-Language Kinder Classroom

Posted by: | 21 Comments

peek into a dual language immeresion classroom

I have always believed that it takes a ‘special’ kind of heart to be a kindergarten teacher – sugar maybe? As an upper elementary educator, I often take for granted that children come to me already knowing how to hold a pencil or writing words with spaces between them. This week, I had the rare opportunity to visit a kindergarten classroom at my school and I was fascinated with what I saw…I just had to share the wonders that takeRead More ...

Can a Dual Immersion Teacher Instill a Love for Being Bilingual?

Posted by: | 8 Comments

  As I continue to navigate the waters of ‘Dual Immersion,’ I learn more about what happens with students in this type of program as they get older. And as many may suspect, it becomes a ‘battle’ between having them keep up with both languages at a somehow equal (close) pace. However, I do not mean battle in a terrible way, just that children will try to constantly shift to the language they feel more comfortable with and here inRead More ...

Mi Monstruo Burrufú by Alberto Corral {Giveaway}

Posted by: | 44 Comments

BOOK DESCRIPTION/REVIEW I am always looking for high quality Spanish books. When I was presented with the opportunity to review Mi monstruo Burrufú, written by Alberto Corral and illustrated by Alessandra Sorrentino, I jumped with excitement (really!). As an adult, I can easily recall great Spanish Literature targeted to higher grades; however, when it comes to the lower grades I can name tons of picture books yet few NEW Spanish chapter books. Mi monstruo Burrufú is a wonderful story aboutRead More ...

How to Get Your Child to Want to Write More… in Spanish or any Language

Posted by: | 24 Comments

I am amazed at how many children have a deep love for writing. They are the ones who take their writing journals to recess, lunch, and even home to record their experiences – they want to make sure they ‘capture’ that special moment that will inspire them to write even more. However, we all know that NOT all children have an innate passion for the written word. After years of trying strategy after strategy, I believe I have compiled aRead More ...

Page 2 of 512345

Recent Comments by Kelly A. Serrano

Recent Posts