As our school's EL teacher, my students include kindergarteners through fifth graders. All of my 100+ students are English Language Learners who work hard to master the English language while tackling the varied content topics and targeted skills for their grade levels. The vast majority of my students come from Spanish speaking families. While most of my ELLs have lived in our community for several years, we also have newcomers to the country who have started with very minimal English skills.
I am continually attempting to perfect my craft and to bring challenging content to life for my EL learners, but I could make stronger connections for their learning if I could incorporate more Spanish!
An additional invaluable benefit for my students would be for me to have the ability to communicate directly with their families!
I need access to a subscription of Rosetta Stone so I can continue to develop my understanding and use of Spanish with my students. As the EL teacher at my school, I teach students who speak a language other than English in their homes. Most of my students speak Spanish. When I incorporate a Spanish word I have learned in lessons, students light up!
This donation will help me to develop my Spanish skills in order to make stronger connections for my students - and interact more readily with my students' families.
I know how important it is to include parents in the educational processes of their children. I currently have to use an interpreter or a translation website to communicate with parents. But I am committed to learning Spanish in order to improve my ability to communicate and collaborate with them!
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