Degrees and Certifications:
Teaching Certification: Bilingual Generalist 4th-8th grade
Mrs. Renée Díaz
My passion is teaching Dual Language students in the Spanish language. God has greatly blessed me by giving me this position and by giving me a great partner, Mrs. Rubio. I have been teaching in the SCUC Dual Language program since 2007 in grades 4th-6th and I have loved each grade level. My husband, Pete, and I are empty-nesters of two children, a boy and a girl, whom have both served in the U.S. military. Our daughter, Gwendolyn, is a Texas State graduate and our son, Pete Jr. has happily remained serving in the U.S. Army. We have 6 grandchildren in total and both our kids live out-of-town. Pete and I live with our two cats, Zifeye (pronounced Scifi) and Elvis. My hobbies are traveling, sewing, dancing Zumba, reading and cooking.
Because Dual parents usually communicate with other Dual parents, it would be a great idea to speak with 2 or more parents of my former students from CVE to get some pointers on how to help your child be extra successful in my class. Yes, the rumors are true, I do expect my students to speak in Spanish in my Spanish classroom. For my English dominant students, my goal every year is to bring them up to a Very Fluent (top score) or to a Fluent (2nd top) Spanish score. Most English-dominant students do end up reaching this level by the end-of-the-year. My yearly goal for my Spanish-dominant students is to help them be more sucessful in reading in their dominant language.
The best way to reach me is on Class Dojo and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. I will encourage your child to communicate with me for anything their class group cannot help them with and to communicate with their group, in Spanish, as much as possible. My classroom is pretty noisy and I welcome social speaking in Spanish within groups, as long as classwork and learning continues.
2020-2021 4th Grade Dual Language – Renée Díaz D207
SPANISH: LANGUAGE ARTS, SOCIAL STUDIES, SCIENCE
7:40 - 7:45 Tardy Bell & Announcements
7:50 – 10:20 AM GROUP (2 hr 30 min)
10:20 – 10:25 SWITCH WITH RUBIO
10:25 – 1:50 PM GROUP (2hr 25 min)
11:25 – 12:15 Lunch then Recess
1:55 – 2:45 Specials
2:45 Get ready to go