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First Grade

Name

Room

Email

Maricruz Jimenez - D.I. Spanish

41

maricruz.jimenez@gilroyunified.org

Tina Fabela  - D.I. English

42

Tina.Fabela@GilroyUnified.org

Nathan Lober

33

Nathan.Lober@GilroyUnified.org

Lenore Vargas

43

Lenore.Vargas@GilroyUnified.org

Courtney Wenzel

32

Courtney.Wenzel@GilroyUnified.org

Nicole Bress

32

Nicole.Bress@GilroyUnified.org

 

 To contact a teacher, please call the main office (408-848-1932) and ask to leave a voicemail.

Dual Immersion

Dual ImmersionOur Dual Immersion program offers children a unique and exciting opportunity to learn to read, write and communicate naturally in two languages, English and Spanish. Dual Immersion is a 50% English and 50% Spanish standards-based educational program. This program provides a sound basis for academic excellence for all students as well as meeting the goal for foreign language learning as a core subject. The program is designed for students to begin in kindergarten and move up the grade levels until fifth grade.

Students are assigned to an English speaking teacher and a Spanish-speaking teacher. Each teaches exclusively in that language. They deliver a unified curriculum based on the California state standards with high expectations in both English and Spanish.

The vision for Rod Kelley’s Dual Immersion Program is “All students who enroll in the will be promoted from 5th grade, fluent in Spanish and English. Students will be prepared and inspired to continue their education in dual language middle and high schools, then in an institution of higher education, so that they become successful bilingual, biliterate, bicultural citizens throughout their lives”

Teachers' Wish Lists

Ms. Fabela

  • Michael's gift cards
  • Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards
  • Kleenex.. much needed
  • Glue sticks... always
  • Colored printing paper
  • Expo markers in black

Mrs. Wenzel/Mrs. Bress

  • Crayons
  • Glue sticks
  • Reams of white or colored printing paper
  • Kleenex tissues for runny noses
  • Lysol or Clorox wipes (to wipe down desks)
  • Lysol or antibacterial spray
  • Expo Markers (low odor)
  • Sandwich size zip lock bags

Mr. Lober

  • Ticonderoga pencils
  • Crayons
  • Reams of white copy paper
  • Reams of colored copy paper
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Disinfectant air spray
  • Large erasers

Mrs. Vargas

  • Kleenex
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lysol spray
  • Lysol or Clorox wipes
  • Pencils
  • Dry erase markers
  • Reams of color copy paper