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.
I always had a problem to know who goes to the restroom. I got some letters from Wal-Mart and painted them. My dad made a hole on them so I could tie a ribbon on them. This is how it works: If students want to go to the restroom they are to get the pass and place it on their desk. I ask them not to take it to restroom so it won't get filled with germs. That way we don't all get sick. I only created one for boys and one for girls. I plan to do two. Here is the outcome. Love the ribbon.