Juntos

A publication of the Hayscisd Bilingual/ESL Department

Bienvenidos

Welcome to Hayscisd's Juntos. Inside, we have identified some helpful resources and tools to grow the bond between parents and children in Spanish and Language and foster life-long learners.

Ways to support learning at home


  • Monitor your child's television, video game, and Internet use
American children on average spend far more time watching TV, playing video games and using the Internet than they do completing homework or other school-related activities.

  • Encourage your child to read.
Helping your child become a reader is the single most important thing that you can do to help the child to succeed in school-and in life. The importance of reading simply can't be overstated. Reading helps children in all school subjects.


  • Talk with your child regularly
Talking and listening play major roles in children's school success. It's through hearing parents and family members talk and through responding to that talk that young children begin to pick up the language skills they will need if they are to do well. For example, children who don't hear a lot of talk and who aren't encouraged to talk themselves often have problems learning to read, which can lead to other school problems.


  • Encourage your child to be responsible and work independently.

Taking responsibility and working independently are important qualities for school success. You can help your child to develop these qualities by establish reasonable rules that you enforce consistently, making it clear to your child that he has to take responsibility for what he does, both at home and at school, showing your child how to break a job down into small steps, and monitor what your child does after school, in the evenings and on weekends. If you can't be there when your child gets home, give her the responsibility of checking in with you by phone to discuss her plans.

Las matemáticas en casa

¿Cuál es la mejor forma de introducir en las ciencias a los niños pequeños?

From: http://peepandthebigwideworld.com/es/acerca-de-peep/#act-1

Para los niños pequeños, la ciencias son actividad, la exploración atenta de los objetos, materiales y eventos a su alrededor. Los introducimos en las ciencias ofreciéndoles un ambiente donde hay materiales interesantes para explorar. Los mejores "materiales de ciencias" son simples y con finales abiertos e invitan a los niños a probar cosas distintas y hacer muchas preguntas diferentes. Por ejemplo, una jarra con jabón de burbujas con una varita sopladora van a ofrecer al niño la oportunidad de explorar lo que hacen las burbujas. Pero si hay distintos objetos con los cuales hacer burbujas, y superficies en las cuales hacer medias burbujas, los niños pueden explorar las burbujas con mucha más profundidad y por períodos de tiempo mucho más largos.


Dado que los niños pequeños investigan las ciencias de las cosas cotidianas, es importante apoyar su curiosidad y motivarlos a hacer preguntas. En otras palabras, necesitamos ayudar a los niños a que se vean como investigadores y exploren el mundo a su alrededor.