ESL on the Cheap
One of the first things that get the axe during tight budget years is teaching English as a second language, but there are free ESL resources that can help non-native speakers to learn English. Daisy and George Stocker’s “Castles and Things” is a good start. It has lessons that incorporate fill ins, coloring and pointing practice. At the end of the 10-page book is a rhyming review. On top of lessons for kids to work through, there are notes and tips for teachers. This book is free but others sell for $15 each.