Hawthorne Elementary School

Spanish/ELL Teacher

Patch, Becky
Spanish/ELL Teacher bpatch@elmhurst205.org

Phone Number

630-834-4541 ex. 6210

Becky Patch

Current Assignments

SBR Information

For Spanish the children are assessed in three different areas interpersonal (speaking), interpretive (reading/listening), and presentational (writing).  None of our categories have pluses.  The students can only receive 1, 2, 3, or 4.  It is very difficult to receive a 4 in any of the categories.  The children have to go way above and beyond what we are learning in class to receive a 4.  At this point in the year, we have not learned an extensive amount of vocabulary for our unit since they are year long units. If your child currently has a 1 or 2 in the interpersonal category, he/she is where he/she should be.  As we progress in the unit your child will be able to use more vocabulary and ask more questions during their conversations. The interpretive category only has three levels for Spanish 1, 2, or 3. 


Me llamo Señora Patch.  I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing summer. I am excited for another school year!  For more information regarding the Spanish program, please view the games/flashcards/newsletters on my webpage.   Please check my web page often to stay up to date on what is happening each month and to see current homework assignments. I will also be using multiple website in class and for homework assignments.  It is very important that you child knows his-her google username and password in order to access many of these sites. 


Like last year, I will also be teaching ELL. I will be co-teaching and pushing-in to the classrooms during literacy, writing, and math blocks!  This means I will be going into the classroom to work with ELL students and teaching with their classroom teacher.  This will allow the students to stay with their peers and it will allow me to work with other students who may need additional instruction.

Spanish Reading Challenge

Spanish Reading Challenge


If your child would like extra practice reading at home, I have introduced them to my reading challenge.  I have an assortment of fiction and non-fiction books in Spanish of varying difficulty.  He/She may sign out any book he/she would like to read at home with family.  I then have a fiction/non-fiction activity sheet to complete at home.  Your child may write his/her responses in English or Spanish.  Once your child has read the book, he/she will sign it back in and hand in his/her activity sheet.


The books do not necessarily focus on our unit; however, they offer the children the opportunity to read a book of their choosing in Spanish.  This will help them with their reading strategies and boost their confidence in their reading abilities during our class activities.

THIS IS AN OPTIONAL ACTIVITY - I am keeping a log of each book each child reads, which I will send home at the end of the year.