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Irene Svoboda,
ELL Instructor
Manor Hill Elementary

Liberty Public Schools 

816-736-5460 X2834


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Irene Svoboda

Thought I Could Friday -work in progress

We are reflecting on one goal we wanted to achieve this week.  We celebrated with everyone what we accomplished.

Mindset Moments

Mindset Moments

This year, we have been learning that we have neuroplastic brains. That means that our brains grow even when we make mistakes. When we change our "mindset" and start to see that mistakes make us smarter, we learn that we have a growth mindset.  Not a mind that is fixed.  Throughout the year, we have been challenging ourselves to find moments where we have seen our growth. We are also doing activities with friends that help us to challenge our brains. So look for those posts....more coming soon! 

ELL Parent Night 2016

ELL Parent Night 2016

First Parent Night for the school year.  We had a great turnout and lots of hungry friends.  We learned about District technology, parent involvement, and building school "community."  We met September 21st in room 37.  As you can see, our snacks were also a hit! 

ACCESS for ELLs Practice

Here is the link for sample items for the ELL ACCESS 


Link to Interactive Sample Items



First Grade

Here is our First Grade Survey on Nouns.  Click the link. 



Welcome Back Superheroes!

Welcome back to school English learners.  This year we are all Superheroes.  What is your superpower?  Are you a reader, speaker, listener or writer?  

2014-2015 School Year

Welcome back students and parents.  I anticipate greeting and seeing you soon.  

Back to school night August 11 from 6:00pm to 7:00 pm

First day of school August 13th


See you then! 


Mrs. Svoboda 

Ready...Set...Arrive for Summer school 2014!

Arrival for summer school

Summer School Fun

Summer School Fun

Summer school first and second graders.  We are having fun learning about fairy tales and practicing our English with the Imagine Learning program.

Summer School

Summer School

Summer School fourth and fifth graders at Alexandar Doniphan.  Wish you were here.

ELL Family Night Cancelled

Unfortunately, we are cancelling ELL Family Night-Thursday, May 1st due to scheduling conflicts.  We will let you know when we reschedule. 

Thank you, Mrs. Svoboda 

May 1st - ELL Family Night

Please check your calendars.  Keep the date May 1st from 5:30 - 7:00 pm available! 

The ELL Team would like to invite all ELL students and their families to an ELL Family Night at Manor Hill.  We are planning on having students show parents our new program Imagine Learning in the computer lab then view student work in the ELL classroom.  Light snacks will be provided where you can pick up a sack snack from the cafeteria.  Families can eat in the cafeteria or take their snacks outside to enjoy their food picnic style.

Please RSVP any of the ELL teachers.   We hope to see you May 1st!

Chrome Books

Some of the ELL students have the prividge of using Chrome Books in their classrooms.  When the Third grade students come to ELL class, the lessons are modified so students can continue using technology in ELL class.  Here are some of our students sharing with other ELLs who didn't have access to the Chrome Books.

ELL Updates

With ACCESS testing completed in February, and spring break over, now we are back to regular classroom activities.

ACCESS Testing

The ACCESS testing window is open from January 6 and closes February 28, 2014.  ACCESS for ELLs stands for Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English for English Languag Learners.  It is a test of English language proficiency based on the WIDA Standards.  The test assesses students' English language proficiency in five areas:  Social and Intructional Language, the language of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.  If you would like more information about WIDA please use the link at the right.  It will take you to the website which provides more information.



The English Langauage Development program at Manor Hill Elementary works with students with limited English proficiency in the domains of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Imagine Learning

We love, love, love Imagine Learning.  Imagine Learning is a web based literacy program that is tailored to the literacy needs of English Language Learners.  A research based instructional program that personalizes the language acquisition experience by providing systematic instruction that adapts to each student's needs.

Coming soon--Imagine Learning at home.  We are also so fortunate that students will be able to access their individual learning from home.

Imagine Learning

Welcome back to school.

Some of our students their first week of school. 

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