ESL Notes from Mike Bowden
Weeks of March 14th to April 1st
Shhh! End of Year is Just Around the Corner
Remember how long the delay was following the two-week winter break for your ELL student to recover their English gains?
With 11 weeks of summer break, what will that recovery time look like in August?
They Don't Have Books
Planning now for a successful summer break will help your ELL be better prepared to return to school. Because no teacher ever asked, "What DID they teach this child last year?!?"
Bag 'Em Up
One more thing for the End-Of-Year list. Assemble and bag up books for summer.
Pre-Teach the Reading Bag
Remember what you did to prepare for Spring Break?
If you make a note NOW, on your calendar, to pre-teach the reading bag, there will be a higher likelihood of it being opened at home.
An Excellent Use of Your ELL Support Specialist
Yes! I am happy to work on these - let's talk!
Schedule & Availability
Monday Mar 14 - Flower Mound; TELPAS Online Tutorial grades 2-5
Tuesday Mar 15 - Forest Vista; TELPAS Online Tutorial grades 2-5
Wednesday Mar 16 - Forest Vista; TELPAS Writing Verification
Thursday Mar 17 - Flower Mound
Friday Mar 18 - Forest Vista; TELPAS Online Reading Exam grades 2-5
Monday Mar 21 - Flower Mound; TELPAS Online Reading Exam grades 2-5
LAS Conclave, Timber Creek Admin afternoon
Tuesday Mar 22 - Forest Vista; PreK Registration & Language Assessment
Wednesday Mar 23 - Forest Vista; PreK Registration & Language Assessment
Thursday Mar 24 - Flower Mound; TELPAS Writing Verification
Friday Mar 25 - Holiday
Monday Mar 28 - Flower Mound
Tuesday Mar 29 - STAAR grades 4 & 5
Wednesday Mar 30 - STAAR grade 5
Thursday Mar 31 - Flower Mound
SSAB meeting afternoon
Friday Apr 1 - Forest Vista; Early Release