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

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  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 ...

How Can Monolingual Parents of Dual Immersion Students Help with Homework?

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  As the school year progresses and students get used to the new classroom routines, there is something children and parents know will come sooner or later….homework. While my personal view on homework has changed and evolved over time (I have written about it in detail on my blog), I know that ‘in general’ homework, at one point or another, is part of every student’s schooling years. Late last week, as my dual immersion fourth graders where getting ready toRead More ...

Accessible Online Spanish Resources for Kids and Classrooms

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    When it comes to helping my dual language immersion students make sense of a topic in Spanish (besides using teaching resources purchased by the school), the Internet is my first ‘go to’ place. While there are thousands of resources out there, one is often left wondering which ones are worth spending money on (if purchase is required) and which ones one could access for free and use without compromising quality. I have come to narrow down a fewRead More ...

La Maestra’s Corner: Back to School Classroom Reveal

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Last week, I promised I would share my classroom with all of you. I have been working day AND night (including weekends) and, while I am not done, I wanted to share what I have accomplished so far. I put a lot of thought into the environment and how I really wanted to create a welcoming space. I hope you like it. As always, I would love to hear from you and read your comments/suggestions. Remember these? Now…the BIG reveal:Read 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 ...

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