Week 1 (July 24-28)

It is so great to see my former students again and to meet all of my new ones!  We are going to have a wonderful year learning English together.  This week we will be learning about our ESL classroom rules and expectations.  We will also review the technology expectations and procedures.  It is very important to bring back your signed technology forms so we can get started using our computers, laptops, and iPads in ESL.

We will also review our most current ACCESS scores and discuss the ESL exit criteria.  You must have a 4.0 in reading, 4.0 in writing, and a 4.8 composite (overall) score to exit.  We will take the ACCESS after the winter break.

We will create and present  “I Am ” poems to help introduce ourselves.

We will then do some work with the 4 C’s: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity.

We will also review the main elements of a story this week.