Saturday, June 30, 2012
So this is my first attempt at starting a blog and I'm feeling a little insecure like Amy Adams in Julie and Julia but here goes nothing. My name is Jessica Barrett and I am a bilingual teacher from little old Diboll, Texas. This will be my 5th year teaching in a pre-k one-way dual language classroom. There was not a dual language program before I began teaching in Diboll so our program has come a long way. Had it not been for the help of a fellow colleague and dear friend, Wendy Cabrera, I would not have even know how to implement the program and how to teach in a bilingual classroom. Our program had many critics at first and was not one that was viewed as necessary in the beginning. Many did not think it would last. But we persevered because we believed in the importance of a quality dual language program for our community. We are following the Gomez and Gomez model and it is my hope that through this blog I may meet other teachers who have successfully implemented the program or can share their early childhood and dual language ideas. Thanks for stopping by!