SUMMER SESSION FOR BSD2’S ‘NEWCOMERS’
?Newcomers in District 2’s English Language Learners (ELL) program are still receiving instruction this summer thanks in part to two generous grants from the Bensenville Youth Services Coalition and the Bensenville Community Foundation.
Each organization donated $300 to help fund the summer session, which is being taught at Bensenville Community Public Library by Nancy Donohue, a bilingual teacher at Blackhawk Middle School who uses both languages—English and Spanigh—to help students make connections with new words and ideas.
Newcomers are students who recently arrived in District 2 from another country knowing little to no English. Ms. Donohue works with these students throughout the normal school year, and she organized this three-week summer session so her students could continue learning the language over the summer break.
So far, the students have studied weather vocabulary, research penguins in English, and hand sewn their own pinguinos to use in an iMovie that they are writing, directing, and producing.
Thank you, Bensenville Youth Services Coalition, Bensenville Community Foundation, and Bensenville Community Public Library for partnering with District 2 to serve this special group of students.