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Our ESL kids share their stories


Yesterday was Diversity Day as STHS.  One of the projects I was happy to help with was our ESL Stories. We asked our little group of students from Ukraine, China, Tibet, and Korea, to share their personal stories about coming to America. While our initial intent was to create opportunities for our ESL students to […]

Our first ESL Olympics


Apology and rationale:  I am about to describe a lesson about skills in isolation.  This is not something we usually do.  But sometimes you feel the need to quickly catch up a particular group of students.  Sometimes a librarian’s gotta do what a librarian’s gotta do. Our new ESL teacher (my friend Christine Settino) and […]

Adventures in ESL (part 1): Picture book project


We’re trying something a little different with our ESL class this week.  The new semester brought us two new students from Korea with limited English.  We wanted to get to know them and encourage them to get to know us better.  So we thought we try picture books. Our Picture Book activity asked learners to: […]