I was honored to attend a wonderful family event night organized by the English as a Second Language of Rowan-Salisbury, North Carolina. This meeting had ELs and their families at heart. Not only they allowed me to share my immigrant story and EL experience to the audience in Spanish, but also they had several workshops available for parents.
I loved taking questions and answering concern parents have in regards to second language learning; using native language at home; the law that protects ESL students; how school system works in the USA, etc.
I can tell that a lot of parents felt a connection to my story and I hope that my story stays with them forever!
My good friend Katie Gardner, an ESL teacher is Rowan-Salisbury, was the one who recommended me to the committee. I am grateful to know educators who see the good in others and spreads out the good news.
As a gift for participating this evening, they committee gave me a box with a class book-set of the book First Generation