Bells Ferry ESOL Blog

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ESOL Professional Development

Mrs. Nelson attended an outstanding training with the authors of Differentiating Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners: A Guide for K-12 Teachers.  The strategies learned will be shared with our ESOL Team to make our instructional practices even better!  (Mrs. Nelson is pictured below with the authors Dr. Shelley Fairbairn & Stephany Jones-Vo.)

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Open House!

Hello Parents and Students,

We were happy to see so many of you at Bells Ferry’s Open House this year!  We had a wonderful guest, Vani Arcuragi, our ESOL Parent Resource Specialist, here at Bells Ferry with great information to share.  If you are interested in English classes for adults or if you need additional information about community resources, please contact Ms. Arcuragi at  [email protected]


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Welcome to a New School Year!

Hello Families,

Welcome to a new school year!  We’ve missed you!  We have been preparing for your return (we are at a teacher training in the picture below).  If you are new to Bells Ferry, please take a moment to explore this blog.  You can learn more about our program and about our background in education.  We have many helpful resources you can access on this site, as well.  We look forward to working with you this year, we know it will be another great one!!

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Third Grade Adaptations

Our third graders are using their critical thinking skills to analyze the “why” behind changes that current authors have made to classic fairy tale stories.  They cooperatively worked on comparing and contrasting new and old texts.  Studying the craft of writing is giving our third graders great ideas for their own adaptations!  Keep up the great work, third grade!!

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Chik-Fil-A Spirit Night and Picnic!

Chick Fil A Spirit Night and PTA Elections
April 20th: 
Join us on the campus lawn to play and picnic. There will be music. Bring your favorite yard game and pre-order dinner here:  
Chick Fil A boxes will contain: A sandwich, chips and a drink (drink will be chosen night of event) There will be coke products and water.
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Our amazing STEM Lab has opened here at Bells Ferry Elementary!!  What a great place for our students to be immersed in language.  Through the STEM activities, our students are really exercising their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills!

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Kindergarten Literacy Work

Hi Parents,

Hope you had a great weekend!  Last week we were busy working with you students on a variety of literacy skills.  In Kindergarten, the students are using technology to practice reading.  They have been working hard this week on C-V-C (consonant-vowel-consonant) word reading and spelling.  We are so proud of them!


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Featuring the Creative Artwork of your student.
Thursday, Febuary 8th, 6:30 -8:00 pm
in the Cafeteria

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PTA Penny Wars Begins!

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ACCESS Testing Begins January 16th

Hello Parents,

We will begin our ACCESS testing on January 16th at Bells Ferry.  Your children will be assessed on their progress in English.  They will complete four sections of the assessment: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.  We are confident that your children will do a wonderful job on the assessment!  Please partner with us on preparing them during our testing time by allowing for plenty of rest at night and a good breakfast each morning.  Thank you for your support!

~The ESOL Team

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