Spanish Workshop for Children is a total immersion program for young children ages 15 months to 11 years old. Under the direction of Marcela Summerville, enrollees enjoy a distinctive Spanish-teaching methodology and curriculum. We follow the natural developmental pattern of first language acquisition. Children are immersed in the whole language. Using language input from the teacher and focusing on genuine communication instead of language form, the new language will emerge naturally when the child is ready—much as it does withRead More ...
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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Kleenex. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. It is that time of the year again and back-to-school shopping is around the corner. Whether you are getting started with your shopping or towards the end, I am sure this list will help you stay on budget. After all, how many pencils can a child need right? Throughout the years, teachers have become very creative when itRead More ...
You know school is about to start when the aisles at major retail stores look like a tornado just passed through them. Whether it is the clothing section or the supplies section, the smell of school is in the air. As a teacher, I am always running around looking for the latest deals on color pencils, markers, erasers, highlighters, you name it. This is the perfect occasion to stack up. For teachers, this is also the time to start planningRead More ...
I could not be any happier to join the SpanglishBaby community. Actually I am ecstatic to share my new journey with all of you. My name is Kelly Serrano. I was born and raised in Ecuador, South America and moved to the United States when I was 18 years old. I am also a classroom teacher. While I have taught in the general education classroom setting for seven years including 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade, this year I made aRead More ...
Editor’s note: In the next months, we’ll be bringing you interviews with those who have first-hand experience with dual language immersion schools or programs: the parents who have their kids enrolled in them. The idea is to give you a closer look at what these programs are really like, how and why they work, as well as some of the challenges they face. Thanks to our contributor Elsie for coming up with this great idea! Today, I’m happy to shareRead More ...
This post is sponsored by Disney Story. To find out more about this brand-new story-creation app – and how it puts the power of storytelling in your hands - click here. I had promised to share with all of you our journey as we navigated the first year of dual immersion school and I have to admit that I’ve slacked a bit, but now that Camila successfully completed kindergarten, I’m ready to tell you it’s been everything we expected and more. At times it was aRead More ...
Just found this great video on the Great Schools YouTube channel that in very simple terms lays out the basics of dual language immersion programs and bilingual schools. Just love the drawings! ...
Editor’s note: In the next months, we’ll be bringing you interviews with those who have first-hand experience with dual language immersion schools or programs: the parents who have their kids enrolled in them. The idea is to give you a closer look at what these programs are really like, how and why they work, as well as some of the challenges they face. Thanks to our contributor Elsie for coming up with this great idea! After sharing my experiences investigatingRead More ...
In my father’s grand tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving in April — or whenever else he felt like it — he and I didn’t celebrate my birthday in May. We did celebrate it with cake or maybe a family gathering. But I always got my big gift, the one I looked forward to all year, in July. Back in the eighties there was only one place to find books in English in Costa Rica — where I grew up. It wasRead More ...