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B-L HIGH VARSITY FOOTBALL GAME TO BE MOVED TO THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2. Because of inclement weather forecasted for Friday night, the B-L High vs. Crescent varsity football game has been moved to Thursday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. in Panther Stadium. The JV game has been cancelled for Thursday night, but the BLMS vs. Merriwether game will be played at Merriwether beginning at 5:30 p.m.
ESOL-BLES
Instructor: Ms. Shulamit Saeger   
 שלום אלכם I am Shulamit Saeger, the ESOL teacher.  This is my eighth year at Lexington 3, Batesburg-Leesville.  I have had several years experience in teaching elementary and primary grades. For four years I lived overseas and taught English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English to Speakers of Other Languages  (ESOL).  I have taught either English or in a mainstream classroom to students K5-high school and adults. 
    English Language Services at BLES provides extra English instruction for students 3-5 grades who speak another language, other than English, at home or who are bilingual.  This year at BLES family languages include English, Spanish, Chinese, Hebrew, Urdu, Vietnamese and German.  I am very pleased to announce that most of our students are now bilingual and need only a little help to improve their academic achievements.
Class Announcements
Services for English Language Learners 2011-2012
Teachers and Parents: As required by SC Dept of ED.   Any student who speaks another language at home, is bilingual or who spoke a language other than English before kindergarten should be considered for extra English instruction and/or monitoring.  All returning students should have been assessed or tested for this service.  If you have a bilingual student 1st-12th grade, who does not receive ESOL services, but who falls below grade level please contact me via email or the school principal.  Bilingual students should have accommodations in teaching methods, materials, curriculum and requirements as needed throughout their academic career.
Afterschool Program for Students
El "programa de Afterschool" está disponible por el año escolar 2011-2012. Funciona septiembre con abril. Si usted no se ha colocado por favor viene adentro enseñar para aplicarse. Puede todavía haber una abertura. Usted puede pedir las formas y serán enviados a casa con su niño.
        The "Afterschool Program" is available for the 2011-2012 school year. It runs September  through April. If you have not registered you may still be able to get help with homework through the Afterschool Program.  Please talk to the classroom teacher.
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Batesburg-Leesville, Builds Literacy through Building a home Library.   This year students have the opportunity to build their own library at home.   Students will receive class dollars for good reports and extra projects throughout the year.  Student may purchase their own books with these dollars.  The first project was to build a bookcase or even a shelf.  A place to keep their own books at home.  Students have earn $3-$5 dollars this year.  Austin G. was the first student to finish his bookcase.   Several students build a wooden bookcase with parents help.  Some students have also earned $5 for showing proof of having their public library card.  Students may select a project from the ESOL library or decide on a project of their own and earn class dollars.  Hundreds of the most popular books will be available this year.   Wimpy Kids, Nate the Great,  39 Clues,   World Record books, magazines and special requests.
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Fabulous Field Trip
On April 1, 2011, all limited English proficient and bilingual students in grades 3-8 attended the Columbia International Festival.  Students visited booths from over 50 countries.   Each grade level gathered information, interviewed representatives of some of the countries and did research in order to present a social studies project.    There was folk dancing and our students joined the dance around the room.   We special oredered pizza to be brought in.  Adult Chaperones were great and student chaperones were fabulous.
Books-A-Million
Last fall the ESOL program sponsored a celebration of reading.   Limited English profient and biligual students K-12 gathered with their family at Books-A-Million in Lexington for a scavenger hunt through the large book store.   They discovered the section for "Kids" and reported back on The Magic Treehouse books as well as Captian Underpants the new Wimpy Kid book.   Older students loved the magazines and scanned through travel books.   The store manager provided hot chocolate and cookies.   All students were able to choose their own books to purchase which was provide by a special grant. 
LEARN SPANISH
Students and Teachers: Learn Spanish and have fun.  It's easy  "Translator Alligator"  Click link www.funbrain.com/lang/index.html
Basic Words
Words from School
Around the House Words
Traveling 

Numbers and Months
Animals
People Words
Food Words
Class Files
 Going Home With Spanish
This user friendly teacher resource has been placed in each school and in most workrooms.
 Teachers:
Translate your notes to parents using AlstaVista Babelfish.
Directions and Tips that work.
Class Homework
No "Class Homework" exist(s)
ESOL Schedule
First Semester
Monday-Ms Saeger at ES all day
Tuesday-Ms Saeger at MS
Wednesday-Ms Saeger at ES all day
Thursday-Ms Saeger at MS all day
Friday-Ms Saeger at ES all day
Ms Saeger may need to be at other locations with little or no advanced notice.   Teachers and/or principals will be informed. 
Class Contacts
+ En Espanol, Francine Wright
+ S. Saeger, District Teacher
Click on name to see details.

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