Site Search:
 

Banner

Teacher Discussion Forums Forum Index Teacher Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Kindergarten Student

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Teacher Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Elementary Education
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
gervea



Joined: 22 Mar 2004
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 4:16 am    Post subject: Kindergarten Student Reply with quote

This is my first year teaching ESL in a small rural school district in Minnesota. I have a kindergarten student that I am wondering about. She has two older sisters. Their L1 is Spanish. I know that mom speaks English because she translates for the migrant farm workers in the area. However, I believe they speak mostly spanish at home.
This student says very little and what she says seems to be rote. For example, everyday I see her she tells me, "I have a note from mom." I have never seen a note from mom. Everyday at the end of the day she tells her classroom teacher she will color her a picture. She has many statements like this she says regularly. She seems to know who to say them to (the teachers) but they don't seem to be true. Like I said they seem to be rote. She says very little beyond these statements. My question is is this normal? Is it an extension of the silent period? Does anyone know anything about this? Has anyone encountered this before? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Teacher Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Elementary Education All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Teachers College, Columbia University: Train to Teach English Here or Abroad
SIT

This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2011 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group