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Forest Glen School of Spanish Immersion

6333 Lee Rd

Indianapolis, Indiana

46236

Contact Information

forestglen@msdlt.k12.in.us

Grade

Elementary School

Type of Program

Full Immersion

Dual Language Immersion

From the school’s website (http://forestglen.ltschools.org/about/welcome): Bienvenidos!  Welcome!  Forest Glen School of Spanish Immersion is the only elementary language immersion magnet program in the MSD Lawrence Township.  The goals of the language immersion program are: To develop high levels of proficiency in the first and second language; To prepare students for a globally-linked society through the study of Spanish language and culture; To develop an appreciation, understanding and respect for other languages and cultures; To perform at or above grade levelRead More ...

Back to {Bilingual} School: Tips for Older Bilingual Kids and Their Families

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Editor’s note: This is our last post in our Back to {Bilingual} School week. While we tend to talk a lot about younger children, this post is perfect if you have upper elementary or even older bilingual kids. We hope the variety of posts we’ve presented here this week will help make the back to school transition easier regardless of your kids’ schooling situation. Oh, don’t forget to enter the awesome giveaways we’ve put together for you… you still have time. The bus screeched toRead More ...

Back to {Bilingual} School: Advice for Parents of Dual Language Students

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Editor’s note: We’re dedicating this whole week to Back to {Bilingual} School. We have a variety of posts that we hope will make the transition easier regardless of what your kids’ schooling situation is. We hope you come back all week to read the posts by our amazing guests and to enter the awesome giveaways we’ve put together for you!  Today´s post is must-read advice from a dual language program. Every Fall, monolingual parents ask me how they can support their children inRead More ...

Back to {Bilingual} School: Why Reading Is The Key to Keeping Up

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Editor’s note: We’re dedicating this whole week to Back to {Bilingual} School. We have a variety of posts that we hope will make the transition easier regardless of what your kids’ schooling situation is. We hope you come back all week to read the posts by our amazing guests and to enter the awesome giveaways we’ve put together for you! I have always joked that I was born with a book in my hands, but this wasn’t my choice. Someone had toRead More ...

Back to {Bilingual} School: Spanish for Homeschoolers

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Editor’s note: We’re dedicating this whole week to Back to {Bilingual} School. We have a variety of posts that we hope will make the transition easier regardless of what your kids’ schooling situation is. We hope you come back all week to read the posts by our amazing guests and to enter the awesome giveaways we’ve put together for you! Unlike most parents who feel that the start of school actually means a step back in their children’s ability toRead More ...

How Our Bilingual Journey in Austin Finally Began

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There we were, trapped on a rowboat in the middle of a lake in China. The man rowing the tourist boat refused to take us any further without a large bonus payment. Instead of giving in to his demand, my husband and I emphatically motioned for him to return us to shore. As we disembarked, he launched into an angry tirade that didn’t need translation. Just then, a mother and her young daughter strolled by, slowing down to watch theRead More ...

What the First National Spanish Spelling Bee Means to Latinos

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I was thrilled when Ana posted a link to a story about the first national Spanish spelling bee on our Facebook fan page this past weekend. I eagerly read the BBC story and then went searching for more because, by that time, the bee had already taken place and I wanted to find out who had won. It was a seventh grade girl, Evelyn Juárez, from Santa Fe, N.M. I wasn’t surprised since that state has been holding spelling bees sinceRead More ...

List of Spanish Language Learning Summer Camps

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Yesterday we talked about how important it is to keep your child’s mind active over the summer months. While there are many ways that you can keep kids busy right at home – one popular option is summer camp. Summer camps range from free and inexpensive to costly; some are sleep away camps and others are day or half-day camps. You can choose a local camp or one as far away as Costa Rica or Spain. To keep your bilingualRead More ...

How Summer Programs Can Boost Your Child’s Learning

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They say that once you learn to ride a bicycle, you never forget – but is it true? Do we actually retain all skills and knowledge once learned? The truth is a skill usually must be consistently practiced or it can be lost, at least partially. This is especially evident in school children who go on summer break. At the start of each school year, precious weeks are wasted in the classroom as teachers try to get the children backRead More ...

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