Technology, Technology!

It’s just amazing what we can do with technology nowadays!  I’ve taught more than 20 years and I still get so excited when I discover or learn something new to try in my class.  Last year I created a Google Classroom for my dual language kindergarten class.  It is an incredible tool to utilize for the listening and speaking component of acquiring a second language.  I have seen growth in the span of the year in my students language.  It is amazing!

This year I have included dictation with homework, and incorporated Google Classroom.  Weekly dictation goes home for practice with various activities to do at home.  Classroom practice is included also.  I discovered how to add recordings of the dictation using my iPhone’s voice memo.  I record myself reading the dictation for students and parents to access at home.  Reading, writing, listening and speaking all go hand in hand so we touch on all these important skills with this practice.

I’m excited to see the end result in my students language acquisition with this practice, and will keep you posted.  I’m hoping to develop data to show growth with this practice.  Wish me luck! 😉

If you have ideas or practices of how you help students’ second language acquisition, please share here and maybe we can begin a dialogue for language teachers!  Have a wonderful 2018!

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New Beginnings

 

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I love this quote. It’s so perfect for me right now. This year I’ll be venturing into Dual Language Kindergarten, new school, new district– I’m excited!  It’s that time in the summer to begin planning, arranging, cleaning out boxes, restocking on name badges and birthday certificates! Also shopping for this years theme. The theme at my new campus will be superheroes. This is what I have in mind:


I think I’d say, “We are incredible!  Somos increibles!” 😉😉

Summer So Far

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It is summer break. Here is a little snip of our break so far. We have had a little baseball, softball, beach time, 4th of July and a NBA Championship for our San Antonio Spurs! Amazing! It is not over yet! I am hoping you are having a great time with your family. We will be making a trip to the west coast in about a week. The whole family is excited! It will be a first for us. I will be checking in! Thanks for stopping by!