Updated March 8. 2021
As we move through the rest of the school year, we will be working in new Units! Students in 2nd Grade will be working in Unit 5: Everything Changes and students in 3rd/4th Grade will be working in Unit 4: Let's Work Together. Through these units we will continuing to build English proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. I have included new newsletters under "Classroom Resources" on each page.
Updated March 1, 2021
I hope you and your family are doing well! We are continuing to push forward with our remote EL work. We have been preparing for the upcoming ACCESS test (a standardized test in English that focuses on your child's listening, speaking, reading and writing in English). Here are Brown School we are still figuring out how this will exactly happen and more information will soon follow. Continue checking in with your child and asking them about what we are learning. In all grades we will be moving into another unit in our REACH curriculum towards the end of the month and I will update with information when details are finalized.
Thank you for your continued support through this process!
Updated February 1, 2021
I hope you are having a good start to the 2021 year! We are continuing our hard work in EL Sessions! We are working a lot this month on speaking and writing as we get ready for ACCESS testing. This is a test the EL students take to assess what they have learned in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It will take place at Brown School towards the end of the month (more information will follow on exact dates).
Updated January 3, 2021
Happy New Year to you all! I hope you and your family had a relaxing Winter Break and are ready to dive back into our work this school year! As we start into the second half of the school year, we will be starting new units in all grade levels! 2nd Graders will be in a unit called "Lend a Hand" and 3rd/4th Graders will be working in a unit called "Nature's Balance". Through these units we will focus on building English proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
All pages and calendars have been updated to reflect our meeting times throughout the rest of the website.
Updated December 1, 2020
I want to start this update by saying thank you! This school year may not look like anything we are used to, but it has been incredible! I am so happy to see the growth your children are making in their English language development. The students are working so hard and I feel like we are getting into a rhythm. I am finding new and engaging ways to provide students different opportunities to listen, speak, read, and write in English. The Cohort Calendars have been updated and will continually be updated each month.
Towards the end of December we will be changing our focus and celebrating the winter holidays we celebrate within each of our cultures and families (I will send an email closer to the time to give you more information). This will be a chance for your child to share pictures and stories about themselves and how you celebrate with friends and family! It is something I am really looking forward to!
I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and I look forward to our continued work together!
Updated November 2, 2020
I hope you all are having a great fall season and life is beginning to settle a little! We have been busy in our EL groups! We will be starting our next unit (in 2nd grade the unit is called "Staying Alive" and in 3rd/4th grade the unit is called "Life in the Soil"). During our sessions we will be continuing to work on building English proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing!
The calendars have been updated on each grade level page.
Just a friendly reminder that attendance is taken at each EL Session.
Updated October 4, 2020
I can't believe we are already at the end of September and the first couple weeks are done! We will continue to work on listening, speaking, reading, and writing in interactive English language practice. We have begun our first unit where we are discussing how to help the other members of our community.
Please continue to use this site to locate information about when your child has their EL sessions. The website is broken up by grade level and cohort (each then has a calendar with updated dates and times of our meetings).
I am so excited to work with your child during the 2020-2021 school year! This year we continue to grow your child's English proficiency is the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. We will do this through interactive and engaging language-based activities. I can't wait to watch the learning happen!
Here you will find:
a way to meet the teacher
important links for parents
a page dedicated to 2nd Grade students
a page dedicated to 3rd Grade students
a page dedicated to 4th Grade students