The school year is about to start for my kids! This year my oldest is going to second grade, and my older daughter gets to go to kindergarten. The teacher in me loves this back-to-school season: the new school supplies, the excitement, the amazing back-to-school books. Despite the school year looking a bit different for […]
5 compelling benefits to consider PLUS helpful websites parents should know about Choosing a school program is an important decision parents make for their children. In many communities, parents have options about which school their child attends. So why would parents choose bilingual education? Bilingual education has so many powerful benefits for children as they […]
Many preschool and elementary classrooms start each morning off with a calendar routine. While doing distance learning at home with my kids, we even started our morning routine with calendar time! Here are some ideas for how to enhance your calendar routine – whether doing distance learning, homeschooling or in the classroom. I’ve included many […]
English & Spanish Titles To Read at Home One of the most important reasons we are raising our kids bilingually is to try to open up their eyes to different worlds. For us, learning a new language is just a start to learning about other people, their cultures, and their histories. The history of Black […]
With free English and Spanish templates to use at school or at home High frequency words and sight words are words that beginning readers need to learn to start reading books fluently. What’s the difference? Sight words are words that kids know by sight – without decoding. Many are difficult for kids to decode (or […]
Earlier this year, we took our three kids on their very first plane rides – to Tucson, Arizona! My husband and I moved down to Tucson from Iowa several years ago. He did his intern year of his medical residency, and I taught second grade in a Spanish immersion program. When we moved back to […]
Teaching your child another language is truly a gift that will last a lifetime. These five steps are the essentails that will get you off to a strong start.