Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Country Traditions Presentations

Each student created a poster about a tradition in his or her country incuding photos and descriptions. The posters were so creative and informative. The whole class enjoyed learning about the different traditions, asking questions, and seeing the pictures. Bingwen made delicious "jiaozi" (Chinese dumplings) and Nabil made amazing Egyptian macaroni bechamel. Our class is fortunate to have such creative and talented students!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Learn about Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is an American holiday where people celebrate with family, friends, food, and football! Many people watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade which is in New York City. It is also a time where many Americans begin thinking about buying gifts for Christmas and many stores have good sales. Black Friday is the name of the day after Thanksgiving. You will look at some websites to help you understand about Thanksgiving.

You will watch a "talking story" about Thanksgiving and take a short quiz.

Read more about Squanto. It is important to understand the whole story of Thanksgiving.

You will listen about Thanksgiving. Choose a word to complete each sentence.

This is a short video where you will learn some idioms related to Thanksgiving. Complete the worksheet after you watch the video.

You will complete a short crossword puzzle. Look at your handout for the words you will choose from.

Harder: Read this article about Black Friday and answer the questions on your worksheet.

You can watch a slideshow about the Macy's Parade and read about each picture.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Parma Fire House Safety Tour

Our class had a great opportunity to visit the Parma Fire Department. We learned about the common causes of house fires (carelessness) and ways to make our living spaces safer. The most important thing is to make sure we have working smoke detectors. We should test them every 6 months and change the batteries. We should also keep a fire extinguisher in our kitchen where most house fires occur. Fire extinguishers are usually not good after 10 years. Another important thing to do is check and make sure your electrical products have the letters "UL". This stands for "Underwriter Laboratories" and is an indication that your product has been tested for safety. We saw what a home can look like after a fire has been burning for 4 minutes and learned how quickly the temperature exceeds 1000 degees Fahrenheit. Everyone also had a chance to practice using a fire extinguisher to put out a fire.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Apple Picking

Here are photos from our field trip to Pick N'Save Orchard in Medina. The weather was cool and overcast, but everyone had a good time.