It’s that time of the summer when teachers across the country who, just a few weeks ago were counting down the days and swearing off all things work-related, are beginning to daydream about rearranging their classrooms for the upcoming school year, are peeking at Target and Walmart sales, and maybe…just maybe… are getting excited about starting off the new school year on a high note! If you teach emergent bilingual students, you may be experiencing that excitement while at the same time feeling a teeny bit overwhelmed. If this sounds familiar and you’re wondering whether or not it’s too late to get your hands on what you need for this upcoming school year, never fear! With GrapeSEED, you’ll march into 2022-2023 confidently, with the tools and support that you’ve always dreamed of having. Check out this testimonial from teacher Jen Andres, who implemented the GrapeSEED curriculum successfully with newcomers from Guatemala for seven years. Then contact us to learn how to get GrapeSEED for your classroom!
“Teaching is one of the most rewarding and most gratifying careers one can choose. Yet, if you are currently teaching, you know that it is not without its challenges. Whether you are new to teaching or are a veteran teacher, you understand the diverse set of learning styles and abilities that demand your attention. One of the fastest growing populations today are English Language Learners. If you are fortunate enough to experience teaching immigrant students, it’s imperative that you think back to how you learned to speak and think, and if you're a parent, how you taught your own children to speak and think. My guess is that your parents did not get out flash cards and begin drilling you and have you memorizing words and phrases, but rather they sang, and read stories, played games, clapped, smiled and had lots of fun.