My name is Melissa. I am a first grade teacher. I have been teaching for five years in dual language immersion district.About 80% of our students are native Spanish speakers, and receive literacy instruction in Spanish. All of my students work together in English and Spanish with the goal of being bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural. I created this blog to help all bilingual teachers. As a bilingual teacher we don't have many resources available. Most of it we have to translate or is teacher made. I found that blogging is an excellent resources for sharing ideas.
Today we had a inservice. Every year we have our Early Childhood Conference. Different things are discussed throughout the week. Today we had some special guest. We had bilingual authors: Suni Paz, Dr. Alma Flor Ada, & Dr. Isabel Campoy. We learned different ways to do poetry, how to use books to teach different concepts, and bout reader theather. It was so much fun. When is that you have an author come to an inservice. This is such a wonderful experience. They have so many wonderful books that students can be engaged. We would surely have a different perspective in how to use books in the classroom.