D's Month

Mrs. Deneumostier's August 2013 Newsletter


I hope you all had a great summer and are ready to take flight. I sure am! And I am also very excited about my new position as a Language Acquisition Specialist!

For those of you that don't know me, I have been in the classroom for the past nine years, as a bilingual then dual language teacher. I've been at Independence since its opening five years ago. I am a native speaker of Spanish, born and raised in Lima-Peru in a bilingual (Spanish and Portuguese) home; I became multilingual once I entered elementary school and learned English.

I am a life long learner and often looking for articles and/or resources about my passions as an educator: language acquisition, technology integration, 21st century education, and parent engagement. It is through this bulletin that I plan to share with you information about those topics. I am looking forward to a year of growth and learning, as we collaborate to help our students achieve academic success.

Let's all fly like an eagle!

SIOP Tidbits

SIOP stands for Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol. It is research-based and validated instructional model that has proven effective in addressing the academic needs of English learners throughout the United States. It consists of eight interrelated components:

  1. Lesson Preparation
  2. Building Background
  3. Comprehensible Input
  4. Strategies
  5. Interaction
  6. Practice/Application
  7. Lesson Delivery
  8. Review & Assessment

21st Century Education

Parent Engagement

The Power of the Positive Phone Call (by Elena Aguilar)


In addition, if you can, please share this video with your parents at Parent Orientation Night.
Parent Involvement Matters