¡ Important Information !
Liz Sanchez & Miriam Pissas
Welcome! My name is Miriam Pissas and I have been teaching for 16 years. I am very excited to get to know all of you! At home, we speak both Spanish and Portuguese. I am from Mexico, and my husband is from Brazil. We have twin boys that are attending middle school this year. On our free time, we like to hike and watch comedy movies.
This school year we will create, learn, play and have fun while learning Spanish. Thank you for entrusting your children to us. We are looking forward to an amazing year!
About Spanish Immersion
This preschool class, housed at the Desert Willow School, allows children between 3-5 years of age to experience their day exclusively in Spanish. Language immersion is an educational approach, especially effective for young children, that results in second language acquisition. The Emergent Curriculum is an approach to teaching, learning and advocacy for children. Teachers record these observations to reflect on developmentally appropriate ways to help children expand their academic and social potentials. Long term projects connect core academic areas in and out of the classroom.