So the today was my first day back at work this week after a 2 day ESL training. Although this training was mainly preparing me to take the test to become ESL certified, I of course like always came back with new and better ideas. I have always labeled items around my room. I do my best to make my students environment rich with text and pictures. This year I stepped it up by adding the spanish word along with the English word to help my spanish speakers become more fluent. After my training however I have decided that just the word is not enough. This is my new spin on labels in my room. The picture, the word, the spanish word and a student friendly definition including pics. I used pixwriter for typing my definitions and I got the pictures from the ULS program that we are using in our classrooms.
Of course I laminated these after piecing them together. Now I can use these for years to come and not have to make new classroom labels each year.