Degrees and Certifications:
Master's Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language
Mrs. Irasema Ralat
Welcome back to English as a New Language (ENL)! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the new families joining us this year and a big welcome back to the returning families. I will be the ENL teacher for grades 6, 7 and 8 for the school year 2020-2021. I am excited and honored to teach your children this school year. I hope everyone had a fun and safe summer despite these challenging times. I also hope you are ready to get back to school and learn. I look forward to meeting my 6th graders and continuing to work with the 7th and 8th graders virtually. I am looking forward to an enriching and successful school year with each of my students.
My students in grades 6 through grade 8 will be learning English language strategies in listening, speaking, reading and writing for 45-90 minutes on each of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, I expect my students to always do their best work. I trust that, by the end of the year, they will have developed effective learning strategies that will enhance their academic success in reading and writing in the English language. I am confident they will leave Boyce Thompson School as successful fluent English speakers.
Please note that the district will be using Microsoft Teams as our learning platform this year. You should familiarize yourself with this software as you and your children will be using it on a daily basis. All instruction, assignments and communications will be conducted through TEAMS.
HOW TO LOG INTO MICROSOFT TEAMS
1. Log onto Clever from the school webpage
2. Click on the Office 365 circle at the bottom
3. Type in your username and password
4. Click on the Teams icon
5. Click on Calendar on the left-hand side of the screen
6. Choose the meeting and click Join on the upper right-hand corner of the screen
I will keep you informed as to any new details or changes as they may arise. You can reach me through Microsoft Teams, Remind or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will respond as soon as possible.