Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day

Today is St. Patrick's Day. Many people celebrate this holiday by wearing the color green. You can learn more about this holiday here. You can also watch several short videos about this holiday on The History Channel by clicking here.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Embedded Questions

For those of you working on embedded question in class, the following sites offer extra practice if you have the time: Grammar Lessons on the Web (there are exercises/answers on the bottom of the page), English-Zone (exercise), and You Tube (lots of examples with photos).

Friday, March 6, 2009

Check out two new sites

Two new sites have been added to help you improve your English. Yappr.com was recommended by Juan Cabrerra. You can watch videos, play games, and more. Another new site is News For You. We receive this newspaper every week in class. Now you can listen to the articles on the front page. You can choose to listen to the entire article at once or you can listen to one sentence at a time. There are also two comprehension activities for each article.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Martin Luther King Timeline

For those of you who want to check out the timeline of Martin Luther King that we looked at in our computer class on Tuesday, click on this link and it will take you there.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Snow Days

A "snow day" is when school is closed due to an unusually large amount of snowfall (or predicted snowfall)or if is bitterly cold. If you suspect any of these scenarios, then you should verify whether you will have class. One way to find out if you will have class is by watching a local news channel. Any school closings will be posted along the bottom of the screen in alphabetical order by county. Your school is located in Cuyahoga County. Look for the name Polaris Career Center. If it is listed, then you do not have school. Another way to find out whether school is cancelled is by looking on the Internet. All of the local TV news stations list school closings on their websites. You can check NBC News, ABC News, Fox 8 News, or CBS 19 Action News.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Christmas Party 2008

Check out the pictures from our Christmas party. Click anywhere on the slideshow and you will be linked to the Picasa Web Albums website. You can view the pictures manually or as a slideshow.