Mrs. Marin’s Learning To Teach Resource Blog

Becoming an ESL, Bilingual/Bicultural teacher one day at a time. This site is for future teachers and teachers of English Language Learners/ CLD. You will find resources in English and in Spanish that can serve as a guide in your journey.

Little treasures


These are some pictures of some classroom activities I’ve participated in over the years. They are all special because I’ve learned, laughed, almost cried, have impacted me and are  close to my heart.



Dos Rios Elementary Good deeds chain

5th grade students made a “Good deed chain” by adding a ring  for every good deed they did in school. I was able to read some of them and they were so inspiring. I felt that this activity brought students together and motivated them to make good things for others.


Read Across America 2

Salida Del Sol-Dr. Seuss Bday

Nunca olvidaré esta experiencia. Leer  libros de el Dr. Seuss en español fue un reto para mi, pues yo los había leído en Ingles. Tomar nuevos retos siempre es bueno no?  Esta era la primera vez que visitaba esta escuela y me encantó.


Tesl 401 Summer 2015

Summer School at Centennial Elementary

Let me just say Wow! These kiddos stole my heart in 4 weeks! These were my students last Summer for the ESL-Literacy Practicum. I felt so challenged because these students pushed me to step up my game. I had to teach some lessons, experience classroom management at it’s best, learned some new teacher strategies and a little bit of background  of some students. I was very fortunate to have a mentor who was very supportive and easy going.



Salida Del Sol Academy- A gift from Emi/ Un regalo de Emi

This was little present of a boy named Emiliano gave me on my first day observing his classroom. He just came to me and said “This is for you”.  By the end of the semester I had learned something new, thanks to him.


Kinder grass

Dos Rios Elementary-Sembrando

I will never forget Kindergarten students faces watching their little seeds grow. I was there when they planted them and they were so excited.


Kinder grass

Dos Rios Elementary-Sembrando

When I was in the classroom they were so eager to explain how the sun and water had helped their little plants grow.

I hope that experiences in your classroom projects or observations will make you realize how important teachers are, and events similar to these fill your heart with joy. Even from bad experiences we still learn, because there is always a lesson.




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Latina mom, non-traditional student at the University of Northern Colorado. I am working on my degree in Elementary Education with English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement and Bilingual Bicultural (CDL) endorsements. I am Bilingual in English and Spanish. Passionate about Bilingual, Elementary Education, ESL, ELL, Multiculturalism, Biculturalism #education #bilingualkids

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