The Weekly Blog Round-Up

Week of 11/21/11-11/27/11

Adult Education Center (AEC)
Happy Thanksgiving!
No Classes Nov. 23, 24, 25
WorksheetWorks.com

AEC Annex (AECX)
Pullen Park Reopens!
Thanksgiving Lesson
THE LANGUAGE LAB WILL BE CLOSED THE WEEK OF NOV 21ST Have a great Thanksgiving

Athens Drive (ADHS)

Brooks Ave Church of Christ (CHOC)
Grammar Lesson “the” – Part 2
Thanksgiving Food
Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church (FVUMC)
Museum of Life and Science in Durham
Happy Thanksgiving! No Classes This Week!
Next Semester Information

Garner United Methodist Church (GUMC)
Great Link to Practice Spelling
What can I do on the last day of class? (for teachers)
Thanksgiving Holiday

Highlands United Methodist Church (HUMC)
Conversation Starter of the Day: November 22, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Hispanic Family Center (HFC)
I’m lost – Asking for Directions
Winterfest
Millbrook HS (MLBK)
Congratulations to Gloria on becoming an American citizen
Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, November 24!
No classes on Wednesday, 11/23, and Thursday, 11/24, for Thanksgiving!

Northern Wake Campus (401N)
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 24
What Is The Day After Thanksgiving?

Reedy Creek Middle School (RCMS)
Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Dinner vocabulary–video
Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (SAPC)
Thanksgiving Song – Gobble Gobble
No Classes – Wednesday & Thursday
Pronunciation and Vocabulary Practice

Western Wake Campus (Millpond)
Wordle
Thursday is Thanksgiving
The History of Thanksgiving
White Plains United Methodist Church (WPUM)
Thanksgiving Break – No School Wednesday and Thursday Nov. 23rd and 24th!
Thanksgiving (Answer the questions at the end)
Happy Thanksgiving from Level 4

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Week of 11/14/11-11/20/11

Adult Education Center (AEC)
Museum of Art: 100 years of Girl Scouts
Body Parts
Simple Past
Thankful AEC ESL Students – Level 6 Bulletin Board photo & writing

AEC Annex (AECX)
Christmas Parade info
16th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration info
Comparatives and superlatives grammar lesson
A Festival of Books—a short reading with a link to recording and other exercises

Athens Drive (ADHS)
A Thanksgiving Lesson for intermediate levels. Reading and grammar lesson.
Information on the Raleigh Christmas Parade. This takes place this coming Saturday 11/19/11

Brooks Ave Church of Christ (CHOC)
Pullen Park is Back!!
Grammar Lesson “the” – Part 1
67th Raleigh Christmas Parade

Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church (FVUMC)
Thanksgiving Story Starters
Pronunciation of -th
Student’s Writing: Idioms
Other and Another

Garner United Methodist Church (GUMC)
Home Remedies
Analyzing Cartoons
99 Adjectives to Describe Any Book
Highlands United Methodist Church (HUMC)
Conversation Starter of the Day: November 14, 2011

Hispanic Family Center (HFC)
Emergency – call 911 – this entry has a video link, El Civics, listening lab and REEP world links that help present vocabulary needed for students to make 911 calls.
Never too early to give thanks
А reminder

Millbrook HS (MLBK)
Raleigh Christmas parade
16th Annual American Indian Festival
Level 6 students roleplay visiting the doctor

Northern Wake Campus (401N)
Used To – Poems from Level 3
PRONUNCIATION – “TH” SOUND
WAKE TECH – degrees, certificates, diplomas
Raleigh Transportation- there are choices for you

Reedy Creek Middle School (RCMS)
Level B writes: What is your dream job?
Parades!/a>
Native American Heritage Month

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (SAPC)
Song – ITSY BITSY SPIDER
PARTS OF THE BODY
Western Wake Campus (Millpond)
NC State University Theater Presents, “Little Women”
Where can you look for a job?
Learn about North Carolina History– FREE!
Speed Reading!

White Plains United Methodist Church (WPUM)
News from the classrooms – Playing games
Pullen Park Reopens!
Practicing past tense questions

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Week of 11/07/11-11/13/11

Adult Education Center (AEC)
Thankful AEC ESL Students
Level 6 links for Computer Lab, Th.11/10
Veterans Day 11/11
FEMA emergency alert test Wed. 11/9 (may be deleted soon to save space)
If/Will Conditionals – YouTube (a great introduction to the First Conditional!)

AEC Annex (AECX)
Veterans Day lesson
Veterans Day Parade info
Amplified Art Music in the Market Series
ESL Post Office lesson
More Halloween Pics Just in…

Athens Drive (ADHS)
A lesson on Talking about Accidents (Youtube Video followed by a quiz)
Information on the ACC Soccer championships at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary.

Brooks Ave Church of Christ (CHOC)
Halloween at CHOC
Registration Information for Spring 2012
Halloween Pictures, Part 2

Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church (FVUMC)
Do You or Your Children Need Affordable Prescription Glasses?
Conditionals
Garner United Methodist Church (GUMC)
Fact or Opinion?
Food Drive – Stop Hunger in Garner
Fashionistas in Shanna’s Class

Highlands United Methodist Church (HUMC)
Heath Clinics for the Uninsured
Dialog: Restaurants
Conversation Starter of the Day: November 8, 2011
Conversation Starter of the Day: November 7, 2011
Conversation Starter of the Day: November 6, 2011

Hispanic Family Center (HFC)
What’s wrong – several videos to help students with health vocabulary and dialog
Practice makes Perfect – Our trial Job Fair – summary of job fair we held last week

Millbrook HS (MLBK)
Election Day is November 8, 2011!
Veterans Day is November 11!

Northern Wake Campus (401N)
Jenny The Hairstylist
Veteran’s Day – Friday – November 11

Reedy Creek Middle School (RCMS)
NC Latin American Film Festival
Level A Builds a Town
Marvelous Music Family Series at Cary Arts Center
Fun Typing Practice!
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (SAPC)
Special Registration at SAPC for New Arrivals
Daylight Savings
Sing-a-Long Animal Sounds
Students and Costumes

Western Wake Campus (Millpond)
Firefighters Visit Evening Classes
Watch Nature Videos at PBS.ORG

White Plains United Methodist Church (WPUM)
Spring Forward, Fall Back (my cuckoo clock again)
New Series: About the States — North Carolina!
News from the classrooms
Veterans Day November 11

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Week of 10/31/11-11/06/11

Adult Education Center (AEC)
Teacher Technology Needs Survey
Lost Colony of Roanoke (L-6 lesson)
Daylight Savings – November 6th
AEC Annex (AECX)
Halloween Pics— rumor has it more are on the way!
The Celebrate NC History Festival kicks off the opening of The Story of North Carolina, the museum’s largest exhibit ever
A reading from the news…Greenpeace’s Latest Campaign to Save the Environment
Daylight saving lesson
Sara Grey and Keiron Means- Part of the Music of the Carolinas Series
Athens Drive (ADHS)
Daylight Savings Time Lesson
NC History Festival at the NC Museum of History
Brooks Ave Church of Christ (CHOC)

Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church (FVUMC)
Funny Song
Time Change!

Garner United Methodist Church (GUMC)
Food Drive reminder
Practice for Future Certified Nursing Assistant
Reminder
Great Paragraphs in our Bulletin Board!
Character Comparison in the Short Story “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant

Highlands United Methodist Church (HUMC)

Hispanic Family Center (HFC)
Name that job
What do you do – tricky similar sounding questions that students may hear during job interviews

Millbrook HS (MLBK)
Daylight Savings Time
USCIS Officer Visit
NC History Festival
Congratulations to new Citizens at MLBK

Northern Wake Campus (401N)
5K/10K Run in Rolesville
Who vs. Whom

Reedy Creek Middle School (RCMS)
Dorcas Ministries (with links to services in Cary area)
Conditionals (youtube video and writing challenge)
Photo writing (for lower levels)
Level A says “Hello!” in 7 languages
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (SAPC)

Western Wake Campus (Millpond)
Immigration: History, Stories and Facts

White Plains United Methodist Church (WPUM)
Spring Forward, Fall Back
What to do on Friday
Happy Halloween – October 31st.Halloween Adjectives
Leaves are changing color. Why?

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Week of 10/24/11-10/30/11

Adult Education Center (AEC)
No Classes on Monday, Oct. 31st
Halloween Lessons
Dictation exercises

AEC Annex (AECX)
Halloween haunted house
Halloween lesson
Level 2 student work- pics from map/location on hallway bulletin board– thanks Carlos !!!
Pron video – EE and I

Athens Drive (ADHS)
Help Wanted Job Advertisement and Questions
Raleigh Flea Market

Brooks Ave Church of Christ (CHOC)
Halloween Fun
History of Halloween
Level 4 Shopping Guide
Free Dental Clinic
Call for Pictures
Community Event

Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church (FVUMC)
How to Carve a Pumpkin for Halloween
Fair Trade Store at Our School This Weekend
Listen A Minute

Garner United Methodist Church (GUMC)
Mini Sagas
Trick-or-Treating at the New South Garner Greenway
Thank-you Letter
IRS Begins PTIN Renewals for 2012 Filing Season

Highlands United Methodist Church (HUMC)

Hispanic Family Center (HFC)
Level 1 /2 class work on past tense
Halloween with link to El civics lesson and youTube Monster Mash video

Millbrook HS (MLBK)
Congratulations to new citizens Roberto, Gloria, Gisella and Jonas
Level 6 practices listening online
Citizenship class visits Immigrant Gate
Multi-level reading activity in Levels 6, 4 and 2

Northern Wake Campus (401N)
Halloween Light Show 2011
Halloween at North Hills, Raleigh
Writing Rules for levels 4/5/6
Reedy Creek Middle School (RCMS)
What Happens on Halloween?
Reminder–No class Monday, October 31
Speaking Challenge: Asking for help at a store

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (SAPC)
Halloween Light Show
Halloween?

Western Wake Campus (Millpond)
Boo! It’s Halloween! The Town of Cary has many fun events
Join a Community Club

White Plains United Methodist Church (WPUM)
Level 4 talks about accidents and injuries – writing exercise. (Part 1)
Past Continuous Tense – Jumbled Sentences
Halloween in Cary

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Week of 10/17/11-10/23/11

Adult Education Center (AEC)
Daily Routines
Last Registration for Fall Semester

AEC Annex (AECX)
United Nations Civics Lesson

Ending Sounds
North Carolina Executive Mansion
NC State Fair October 13-23
Athens Drive (ADHS)
Girl By the Window
Pumpkin Patch

Brooks Ave Church of Christ (CHOC)

Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church (FVUMC)
Diwali This Saturday in Cary
Grammar : Possessive Nouns Quiz

Garner United Methodist Church (GUMC)
Going to the State Fair?
College Bound to Wake Tech? Looking for a few good students!

Highlands United Methodist Church (HUMC)
Tell me about what you do every day

Hispanic Family Center (HFC)
Feelings about life in America
Meet me at the Fair!
Week-end Chores

Millbrook HS (MLBK)

Northern Wake Campus (401N)
Grammar: Tenses and Pronouns
Corn Maze Fun

Reedy Creek Middle School (RCMS)
NC State Fair
Web 2.0 Tools for Lesson Planning
English Language: Time for Reading Practice!

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (SAPC)
Listen and Learn…..a song.
Students at SAPC
Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Western Wake Campus (Millpond)
Listen to the Voice of America
FREE Indian Celebration of DIWALI in Cary
White Plains United Methodist Church (WPUM)

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Week of 10/10/11-10/16/11

Adult Education Center (AEC)
I Love Wake County Bonito- Litter clean-up and Environmental Fair
Prepositions: exercises & videos
Level 1 Bulletin Board

AEC Annex (AECX)
Registration update re: Monday Oct 17th
Video – Popeye… watch a classic Popeye cartoon while reading the words on the screen
Employment lesson
State Fair info

Athens Drive (ADHS)
Info about the state fair
A new video lesson about This, That, and Which, followed by a quiz
Brooks Ave Church of Christ (CHOC)
Verbs with Prepositions
North Carolina State Fair (Oct. 13-23)
Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church (FVUMC)
I Have a Dream
Wonderful Website for All Students and Instructors

Garner United Methodist Church (GUMC)
Bulletin Board
Food Drive – Stop Hunger in Garner
HALF OFF ANY MOVIE!
Kindle Fire or iPad 2? That is the question
Wake Tech Basic Skills student newsletter
Highlands United Methodist Church (HUMC)
News Letter for Teachers
Level 4 Assignment
The State Fair is Coming!
Fall Arts Fair 2011

Hispanic Family Center (HFC)
Columbus Day
Interactive games to practice irregular simple past verbs

Millbrook HS (MLBK)
Columbus Day
Mid-semester registration on October 12

Northern Wake Campus (401N)
Raleigh State Fair 2011
Phrasal Verbs

Reedy Creek Middle School (RCMS)
Rembrandt Exhibit Coming to Raleigh NC
Cary Diwali Festival
Dave’s ESL Cafe’s Quiz Center

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (SAPC)
NO CLASSES – Thursday and Monday – Oct. 13 and 17
PREPOSITIONS – IN, AT, ON, WITH, OVER…..
STATE FAIR – RALEIGH – 2011 – Begins Today
Students Being Timed Crossing a Distance
Western Wake Campus (Millpond)
THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR– OCT 13-23 in RALEIGH

White Plains United Methodist Church (WPUM)
The Color RED for good luck

More NC State Fair Information
Pronunciation: work-walk

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Week of 10/03/11-10/09/11

Adult Education Center (AEC)
Professional Development: October 2011
Level 6 Health Lesson
Simple Present and Present Continuous
Comparatives and Superlatives
Grammar-Quizzes.com
Current Events WebQuest
Health Fair Saturday, October 8th

AEC Annex (AECX)
Registration update</a
First Friday Raleigh Oct. 7th
Columbus Day lesson
7 tips for emailing in English

Athens Drive (ADHS)
5th Annual Cary Eid Festival
Inside Jerry’s Apartment
Brooks Ave Church of Christ (CHOC)
Grocery Shopping
Last Date to Register for Fall 2011
First Friday in Raleigh

Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church (FVUMC)
Writing Practice
Irregular Verbs Practice
It’s Never Too Late to Study! Wake Tech Is Here to Help You!
Craigslist

Garner United Methodist Church (GUMC)
Study Materials for the Citizenship Test
Battle Of The Bands
Breast Care Event

Highlands United Methodist Church (HUMC)
Interesting Paramedics Visit!
The State Fair is Coming!

Hispanic Family Center (HFC)
Use of modals
Food Pyramid changing to My Plate

Millbrook HS (MLBK)
Transition class makes PowerPoint presentations!
Congratulations to Jose, Millbrook’s new U.S. Citizen!

Northern Wake Campus (401N)

Reedy Creek Middle School (RCMS)
Cary Eid Festival 2011
25 Difficult Words to Pronounce
News: Thank you, Steve Jobs

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (SAPC)

Western Wake Campus (Millpond)
Do you need help finding a job?
White Plains United Methodist Church (WPUM)
Our Newsletter: The White Plains Truth
What does “fair” mean? – a first post about the state fair
Oct 10th – Columbus Day
Level 3 Writing Project

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Week of 9/19/11-9/25/11

Adult Education Center (AEC)
Classroom Vocabulary / under “Pages”: Classroom Vocab & Commands for Level 1
No Evening classes Thursday, Sept. 22
ESLPDF.com

AEC Annex (AECX)
Reminder: no evening classes Thurs 9-22-11
David Marshall “Carbine” Williams Exhibit at NC History Museum
Lesson on Fall– season
Word order in English positive sentences – rules and an exercise

Athens Drive (ADHS)
A third registration will take place 9/26.
There is no class on 9/22.
Lee is Sick Today. Short Story and Questions.
Event for the week: Soccer Game 9/24

Brooks Ave Church of Christ (CHOC)
Congratulations to Mary
Fall Registration 2011
Fun Times in Level Two

Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church (FVUMC)

She sells sea shells: Learn English with Tongue Twisters
Future Tense: To Be Going To or Will
Cary Caribbean Festival
Transition Class Links

Garner United Methodist Church (GUMC)
Cause and Effect
No Reasons to Stay at Home This Fall
Our Featured Volunteer

Highlands United Methodist Church (HUMC)
Contest for All Levels
Give and Take Day!

Hispanic Family Center (HFC)
International Festival is coming soon!
Family Ties

Millbrook HS (MLBK)
NO Class on Thursday, 9/22 for Dinner with the Dean
Fall 2011 Citizenship class
MLBK’s newest citizen, Watson

Northern Wake Campus (401N)

Reedy Creek Middle School (RCMS)
No class Thursday, September 22nd
Cary Caribbean Festival
Super Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe
Fall is wonderful because……

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (SAPC)

Western Wake Campus (Millpond)
Money and Nature
Free Classes On-Line for Computer Skills, Math and MORE!

White Plains United Methodist Church (WPUM)
Everyone loves a party!
Level 5 Writes a Newsletter!
Second-hand Clothing and Equipment for Children: Buy or Sell
Health Care Providers

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Week of 9/12/11-9/18/11

Adult Education Center (AEC)
Fiesta del Pueblo – Sept. 18, 2011
Independence Days – Sept. 15-26
Additional registration dates for day and night classes (also listed in left column)
Boggles World ESL website

AEC Annex (AECX)
Pedestrian safety
Lesson on reading signs- traffic etc
Bugfest Sept. 17

Athens Drive (ADHS)
Bank Lesson-ATM
Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

Brooks Ave Church of Christ (CHOC)
Explore All of Our Wonderful Blogs!!
Greek Festival
Bugfest!

Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church (FVUMC)
Minute Clinic: Good Information for People without Medical Insurance
Present Simple
Pronunciation and Vocabulary Practice
What’s Wrong? – Advanced Level Reading Comprehension Exercise

Garner United Methodist Church (GUMC)

Highlands United Methodist Church (HUMC)
Phrase of the Day (September 13, 2011): Looking forward to…
Prase of the Day (September 12, 2011): Way to go!
Practice makes perfect!
Phrase of the Day (September 15, 2011): Hurry up!
Calm down!
Phrase of the Day (September 17, 2011): Piece of Cake!
The International Festival is Coming!
Phrase of the Day (September 18): Paid Off

Hispanic Family Center (HFC)
Greek Festival this weekend with a pointer to website for free tickets
Possessives usage that we covered in Level 1/2.

Millbrook HS (MLBK)
Mid-semester ESL registration tonight, September 15!

Northern Wake Campus (401N)
Look who’s been trained to blog!
2nd Registration for ESL classes – TONIGHT!!!
2nd Annual Rolesville COOK-OFF

Reedy Creek Middle School (RCMS)
Present Progressive–I am flinging the teacher! (with a fun, interactive quiz link)
La Fiesta del Pueblo 2011
Greek Festival

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (SAPC)
Traffic Signs – What do they mean?
Poudel Family – Bhutanese Customs on Death

Western Wake Campus (Millpond)
Stories– Easy Listening
WUNC– Advanced Listening
Hiking the American Tobacco Trail
Visit the State Capitol Building in Raleigh

White Plains United Methodist Church (WPUM)
9-11 Memorial Opens on 10th Anniversary
Pronunciation Practice
Tornado Watch Today
Summer ends – You can say “Fall” or “Autumn” but it begins this week!
Present Perfect Tense Practice
Take a Child Outside Week