English as a New Language- Grades: Kindergarten-Third

Mrs. Diana Kalina



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Mrs. Diana Kalina

Hello! My name is Diana Kalina and I am the English as a New Language (ENL) teacher for students in grades kindergarten through third. I work with students who speak another language at home and need support in English. Students are selected to be in ENL based on their home language questionaire and the NYSITELL exam. I believe that knowing another language is an amazing skill and my goal is to make students comfortable in English while maintaining their native culture and language. I speak both Portuguese and Spanish so please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns! 


***English language learners in grades kindergarten through second grade can acccess work in the assignments for emergency closings tab during this extended school closure. I have included speaking questions for different levels as well as some reading and writing activities. Please check back frequently as I will be adding new activities every week. Websites and other online resources can also be found in the discussion tab. These resources include videos, read alouds and flashcards that can be used to practice speaking, listening, reading and writing in English. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need help with any of the assignments at dkalina@yonkerspublicschools.org. I will also be available online Monday through Friday from 10:00 to 1:30. ****

***03/25- I have created a new tab called Learning Together At Home located under the Assignments for Emergency Closing Tab. Here you will find ENL activities that can be completed with just notebook paper! These activities are for ENL students in grades kindergarten through 8th grade but can also be done by native speakers as well! This resource is available in Spanish, Urdu, Arabic and other languages. Just click on the pdf link to get started!****