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Milwaukee Spanish Immersion School

2765 S 55th St

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

53219

Contact Information

Yvette Martel

167@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

Grade

Elementary School

Type of Program

Bilingual Education

After-school Program

MSIS is a New Wisconsin Promise School for the eigth consecutive year. We provide English-speaking pupils an opportunity to learn Spanish in a school where Spanish is the primary language of instruction. Students become proficient in the second language and develop an appreciation for Hispanic cultures. Children receive reading instruction in English beginning in grade 2. A school-wide computer network in K4 to grade 5 reinforces reading and writing. Children are accepted in kindergarten and grade 1 only. Previous SpanishRead More ...

A Teacher’s Back-to-School Must-Haves List

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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 ...

La Maestra’s Corner: Let the Countdown Begin. Back to School – Part I

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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 ...

Bienvenidos a La Maestra’s Corner — A Peek Into Dual Language Classrooms

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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 ...

A Closer Look at Dual Language Immersion Schools: Jackson Elementary

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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 ...

A Year In A Dual Immersion Kindergarten {Photos}

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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 ...

Dual Language Immersion and Bilingual Education Schools {Video}

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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! ...

A Closer Look at Dual Language Immersion Schools: San Rafael Elementary

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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 ...

Keeping My Growing Sons Interested in Reading in Spanish

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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 ...

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