Mrs. Lawrence's Students from Around the World
English as a Second Language (ESL) Kindergarten through 3rd Grade
My name is Mrs. Jill Lawrence. I teach English as a Second Language at Van Buren Elementary . If you are learning English, you will find it is not as hard as you might think. You will also discover, you are not alone. Many students are afraid when they first start school. They cannot understand what the teachers or the other students are saying. Before long you will start to understand more and more English and feel comfortable in your new country. I have taught students from Albania, Cambodia, Chili, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, India, Mexico, Pakistan, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and Vietnam. They speak Albanian, Arabic, Gujurati, Filipino, Hindi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Sindhi, Spanish, Tagalog, Telugu, Urdu, and Vietnamese. My students truly do come from around the world. I feel very fortunate to meet them and help them adjust to a new language and a new cultural environment. Welcome to my class!
World Meeting Times
Daily Schedule (M-F)
7:30-7:50 Teacher Prep/Help in ESL Computer Lab
7:50-8:30 Third Grade- Badon
8:30-9:00 First Grade- Newcomers/Beginners
9:10-9:40 Kindergarten- McAfee/Sturdivant
9:40-10:10 Kindergarten- Sowarby
10:10-10:40 First Grade- Jones/Miller
10:40-11:10 First Grade- Ancelet/Gaspard
11:20-11:50 Second Grade- Newcomers/Beginners
12:20-1:00 Teacher Conference
1:00-1:30 Second Grade- Belaire/Downs/Trahan
1:35-2:05 Third Grade- Peltier
2:05-2:35 Third Grade- Leger/Sandell/Smith
2:50-3:30 Consultation with Teachers/Teacher Duty-Friday
Guidelines for World Peace
1. Enter room quietly and be ready to work.
2. Be respectful to teacher and peers.
3. Be accepting of cultural differences. (Making fun of another's culture, accent, or
difficulty in speaking/understanding English is not tolerated.)
4. Be a good listener and ask questions to improve understanding.
5. Complete assignments to the best of one's abilities.
6. Share classroom supplies and put things …
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