Thursday, November 17, 2011

International Thanksgiving with News Channel 5

What an exciting morning we had! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this such a special day. This might be on TV closer to Thanksgiving Day, but right there is a link to the story and video on Newsnet5. I will let you know if I find out the day it will be on TV.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Volunteering at the Cleveland Foodbank

Our class learned about the importance of volunteering and had the opportunity to volunteer at the Cleveland Foodbank, where over 11,000 people help annually. We helped pack lunches and worked in the kitchen.

Friday, September 23, 2011


Wordle is a fun program that can help you practice new English vocabulary. Play with it and have fun!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Amish Field Trip

We had a wonderful day in Amish Country visiting Heini's Cheese Chalet, Yoder's Amish Farm, and eating lunch at Der Dutchmann.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

More Botanical Garden Photos

Thank you, Shima, for sharing your beautiful photos!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

John Lennon - Jealous Guy

Here is the Youtube video link to the song we listened to in class.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Websites for Learning Adverbs

Here are a few good websites to help you learn about adverbs:

English Cafe (has adverb video from Schoolhouse Rock)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Maple Sugaring

On March 3 our class braved cold (but sunny!) temperatures to learn how maple sugar is tapped from special trees. We learned that this is only done in a very small part of the USA and Canada where the climate is perfect. Lucky for us, Ohio is part of this small region. We also learned that it takes approximately 40 gallons of sap to produce 1 gallon of maple syrup. We got to warm up at the end of our tour as we watched park volunteers boil water out of the sap that had been collected.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine's Day

You can do many online activities to help you learn more about Valentine's Day and improve your English. provides a list of Valentine's Day vocabulary and you can play several games.

ESOL Courses offers several interactive quizzes.

Marc Chagall College has a fantastic interactive book about Valentine's Day. The website is in French, but the book is in English. In order to use the book on a full screen, click on the French phrase under the book. This is amazing!