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.
Some parents don't understand the importance of why their child should read everyday. I came across this document in PT "Why I can't skip my 20 minutes of reading each night." I thought this would be ideal for parents to have when we have Meet The Teacher night. This will be definitely on my agenda. I translated it into Spanish. Here is the Spanish version. Someone else in PT made it for 15 minutes. I doing the original 20 minutes.