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EL: Ms. Anna and Ms. Ellie

Teacher Bio Curriculum Homework

 

My name is Anna Bjork and this is my third year as an EL Teacher at MIMS.

I was raised in Brookfield, Wisconsin and moved to Minneapolis to attend college.  Even though I've lived in Minneapolis for seven years now, I will always be a Green Bay Packers fan : )

I received my Bachelors Degree in Spanish and Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota. I also have my Masters Degree from the University of Minnesota in Second Languages and Cultures with a license in ESL (English as a Second Language). 

In my free time I love cooking, being outside, going to concerts and watching movies.

                                                  

My name is Ellie McElhenny.  This is my first year as an EL teacher at MIMS.

I was born and raised in Chippewa Falls, WI.  I received my bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in History from UW-Eau Claire.

 After university I moved to South Korea to teach ESL.  I moved back to the Midwest in March to teach! (Also I missed my family!) I received my teaching license while in South Korea.  I have a license in K-12 ESL.

I currently live in, and on, Forest Lake, so I spend much of my free time kayaking the lake.  I also enjoy sewing and cooking.

I am excited to be a part of MIMS this year!

 

 

 


 

We have varied levels of English proficiency at this school so there is not a set curriculum that we use in each grade. Instruction is tailored to meet the students at their level. We also make sure to provide a variety of hands-on activities to help the students engage in their learning.

For our newcomers (WIDA levels 1.0-2.9) we use the ACCESS Newcomers Curriculum.

For the students that are WIDA levels 3.0-5.0 we focus on the following skills to ensure students are equipped to succeed in their content classes:

  • Main Idea
  • Summarizing
  • Theme
  • Text Features
  • Context Clues
  • Writing 
  • Grammar
  • Comprehension

 

 

Ms. Anna's Schedule
Date Daily Activity

Monday

8/28

Open House

Tuesday

8/29

1st Day of School

Wednesday

8/30

 

Thursday

8/31

 

Friday

9/1

No School!

 

Ms. Ellie's Schedule
Date Daily Activity

Monday 

8/28

Open House

Tuesday 

8/29

1st Day of School

Wednesday 

8/30

 

Thursday 

8/31

 

Friday 

9/1

No School

 

     
     
     
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Minnesota International Middle School277 12th Ave North

Minneapolis, MN  55401612-465-8465

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