THANK YOU to everyone who participated in Language Lizard’s $250 Bilingual Book Giveaway! We were impressed with the number of entrants and very inspired by the feedback we received from participants! You are all working so hard to improve literacy and language skills among dual language learners.
We also appreciate all your efforts to teach children about other cultures and support a greater understanding of diversity and our multicultural community. If you would like to read some of the comments of our entrants, simply click here.
We know there is a need to offer additional grants and giveaways to support the dual language learners and educators that we serve. And we would like to do more! Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas for future giveaways or grants (e.g., one larger prize or more smaller prizes?). We appreciate your feedback and you can contact us at any time.
And now we would like to CONGRATULATE THE WINNERS of the Bilingual Book Giveaway! Here is a little information about the winners and how they plan to use the books:
- The winner of our $250 Gift Certificate is Jennifer Parks, the Education Specialist at Southern Seven Head Start in Ullin, Illinois. Southern Seven Head Start serves over 600 children ages 0-5 in 12 sites, a number of which include bilingual children. Says Jennifer, “I work with over 80 Education Staff and am always looking for new ways and resources to serve our children.”
- The winner of our $50 Gift Certificate is Sheba Koshy from Harrington Park School in Harrington Park, NJ. Sheba is a K-8 ESL teacher who also teaches Middle School Spanish. In addition to using Spanish books for her Spanish classes, she is planning to use Korean books for her ESL students (mainly in the mainstream classes). She says, “Research shows that when a student is a strong reader in their own language, that ability will transfer on into their next language.”
Thank you everyone for your participation and for helping to spread the word!