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Whatever Happened with Those 2 Boys from the Congo?

Whatever Happened with Those 2 Boys from the Congo?

November 23, 2015

Dear WinkWorld Readers,

You may remember a couple of weeks ago, I posted a blog about 2 boys from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), who entered school in WY for the first time. Their earlier childhood years had been chaotic and tragic.  You had lots of comments and questions, and I wanted to give you an update on their progress.

See previous blog: Two New Students from the Congo, 10.23.2015

In what follows, Kim Dike a teacher who works with the boys, provides a glimpse of their first 2 weeks in their new school.

Kim is a first-year teacher in Gillette, WY, and prior to this, she was an ESL paraprofessional for 4 years.  She is the k-6 ESL teacher at an elementary school.  In this role, she supports 115 students, who speak 6 different languages.  She works collaboratively with 21 classroom teachers. Her primary professional responsibility is to support the needs of students who are in the process of acquiring English.  Kim is also in the Black Hills State University (BHSU) English as a New Language (ENL) endorsement program.

Kim used an image of the reflective cycle to tell her story of David and Steve, not their real names.

Thank you, Kim, for sharing with us.

Meet David during his first 2 weeks in his new school.

David Reflective Cycle

Meet Steve during his first 2 weeks in his new school.

Steve Reflective Cycle

Grab a reflective cycle here for your own purposes.

 

 

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