Quote of the Week
“You live a new life for every language you speak. If you know only one language, you live only once.” – Czech proverb
- We welcome you to our newly renovated facilities. The Learning Services Lab has now a common living room, a Special Ed room, a Sensory room (soon to be installed), an ELL room, and a computer room for the ACS community to enjoy. Many parents already visited us during our Back to School Night session on August 9th. Feel free to come down and visit us.
- We gladly welcome our new LD specialist Ms. Ana Monroy, who will work coordinately with Ms. Yalile Chalan in the LD area of our department.
- We, Ms. Nicole Eckhardt and Ms. Grecia Molina, the new ELL specialists for elementary, are very excited to join the Learning Services Team. Ms. Nicole will be serving KG5 through 2nd grade students while Ms. Molina will be serving 3rd through 5th grade students. In the first weeks to come, we will be observing our children directly in their classrooms.
Create a learning environment that encourages integration into an additional language and culture while maintaining respect for the pride in their cultural and linguistic heritage. Enable English language learners and learners with functional diversity for social and academic thriving.
Did You Know?
A report from TESOL 2014 estimated there were 1.5 Billion English Language Learners worldwide. Read more here: https://bit.ly/2MzEvDm
* The Bilingual Brain by the Society for Neuroscience: https://bit.ly/2w6aCTX
*Who are ELL Students? by US State Department: https://bit.ly/2P8oPZf
*Enseñanza para los ELL: ¿Qué nos dicen las investigaciones? by Sarah Sparks from Education Week https://bit.ly/2w7QqBr
- Sites & Links:
*Colorin Colorado. A bilingual site for educator and families of English Language Learners. http://www.colorincolorado.org/
*Starfall. An educational alternative for teaching children to read with phonics. http://www.starfall.com/
*Literacy Center Education Network. This site offers playful learning activities for preschool-age children. http://www.literacycenter.net/
*VOA- Voice of America English News. A great site designed for learning English through the news. https://learningenglish.voanews.com/
*Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab. A site specially designed for improving your listening skills. http://esl-lab.com/