How much Spanish is enough Spanish for Sylvia Mendez incomingTK?
My kiddo is slated to start transitional kindergarden at Sylvia Mendez in August 2020, assuming that Berkeley public schools are open. I'm curious to connect with more Sylvia Mendez parents, and struggling to figure out how -- is there a Facebook group for Sylvia Mendez parents? A way to join an incoming parents listserve? I emailed the school admin, and was given the link to the Bloomz app, which I signed up for, but it doesn't seem to have a lot of parent conversation.
We speak English at home, but our kiddo has been in Spanish-immersion preschool for two years. He's Spanish is so-so -- his English is waaaay better. I'm concerned that he is rapidly losing his Spanish during Shelter in Place/Covid-19. I'm trying to do a few things at home -- videos, activity books, ect. but he is fairly uninterested. I don't understand what happens if his Spanish actually isn't "good enough" for the two way immersion program -- even though he was "assessed" back in January and got in.
Would love to connect with families who are at Sylvia Mendez and speak English at home -- how do you organize/help your kid with their Spanish homework? I really value the opportunity of bilingual education and want to do what I can to support him, and I also don't want him to feel like he is drowning, or holding back other kids/families. Thank you in advance!