The Weekly Blog Round-Up

Week of 3/05/12-3/12/12

Adult Education Center (AEC)

AEC Annex (AECX)

Athens Drive (ADHS)

Brooks Ave Church of Christ (CHOC)
No Class?? What should I do?

Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church (FVUMC)
Present Progressive
Going to the Doctor Song for L1

Garner United Methodist Church (GUMC)

Highlands United Methodist Church (HUMC)

Hispanic Family Center (HFC)
Daylight Savings Time – Spring forward
Raleigh’s Farmers Market
My House is a Very, Very Fine House

Millbrook HS (MLBK)
Spring Forward! Daylight Saving Time starts on Sunday, March 11
Congratulations, Amalia, for passing the Citizenship interview

Northern Wake Campus (401N)
For All You Song Lovers at 401N
Students on the Blog

Reedy Creek Middle School (RCMS)
Kite Festival at Bond Park
Jordan Lake EagleCam
Town of Cary Events: 3rd Annual Compost Giveaway and Electronics and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
Homework for Sylvia’s Class D
RCMS Survey: Restaurants in Cary

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (SAPC)

Western Wake Campus (Millpond)
Passive Voice
Writing Assignment for Advanced Students
Sign up to Have a Word a Day E-Mailed to you for FREE!
Kite Festival
If You Don’t Have Health Insurance

The Weekly Blog Round-Up

2/12/12-3/04/12

Adult Education Center (AEC)
Friday, March 2nd: Read Across America
February 29th? It’s Leap Day!
Money!
Animal Vocabulary
February is Black History Month
Mardi Gras!
“In Five Years” – photos added
No Classes Monday, Feb. 20th: Presidents’ Day
Happy Valentine’s Day!

AEC Annex (AECX)

International Women’s Day next Thursday 3/8/12
Tax advice + should/must practice!
Bon Voyage, Crystal!
New Unit in Carlos’s Class!
Numbers in Words (also for the lab!)
Presidential Facts and Video (for the lab!)
Weather delay on 2/20: AECX open at 10:00
President’s? Presidents? (Plural vs. Possessive “s”)
Wake Tech OPEN on Presidents’ Day, Monday 2/20/12
Marbles Museum $2 Tuesday on 2/21
Health Unit: Centers in Carlos’s Class

Athens Drive (ADHS)
Major League Soccer – Carolina Railhawks vs Vancouver Whitecaps
Talking About Our Friends
Native American Indian Art Show
Mardi Gras
Carolina Rollergirls
Common English Errors: I or me? She or her? They or them?

Brooks Ave Church of Christ (CHOC)
Spring is in the air
Mr. Boss and Gold ~A story by Kiwoong
Low-cost Doctor
Free Tax Preparation Help
Valentine’s Day

Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church (FVUMC)
ESL Video Quiz: The Mystery of Pelicans
Are you married?
Free Tax Return Prep
Fuquay-Varina Museums Complex
Have or Has?
No Classes on Monday, 2/20 Due to Weather Conditions
L 5/6 and Presentations
Everyday Life Exercises
Dictations!
Writing Practice for Crossroads Cafe Students
Instructions: How to Leave a Comment

Garner United Methodist Church (GUMC)
“Get Well Soon” from Janet’s Students
Practice Writing Numbers in Words
Library Cards: How to Sign Up
Making Exact Change
Best wishes, Julia! (and hello from Emily!)
“Check” it out, Level 2/3!
Classes Canceled for 2/20/12
Will You Be My Valentine? Song
HRD Presentation
Highlands United Methodist Church (HUMC)
Annual Health Fair
Asking for a Job Application
Reminder For Students
Type the Months of the Year
No Class Tomorrow!!!
Contest Winners
Answer to Student Question about GED Classes
Level 1B Assignment
Information about Continuing Education
Hispanic Family Center (HFC)
Do – a great helper
We all learn about babies!
N.C. Saves campaign
Free Tax Help in Spanish
Reminder – No classes this Monday and Tuesday
Mardi Gras – February 21
Presidents’ Day – February 20

Millbrook HS (MLBK)
No classes this Thursday, March 1!
Level 6 students make a pre-Civil War video!
President’s Day is February 20, 2012!
February 14
February is Black History Month!

Northern Wake Campus (401N)
REMINDER: No Classes – MONDAY – March 5
Final Registration This Semester – Thursday – March 1st
Levels 1 & 2 – Reading
VENTURES practice
Fat Tuesday – Mardi Gras – IHOP
FOR LEVEL 5/6 – Active or Passive – what is the difference?
Can You Guess This Idiom?
Happy Valentine’s Day

Reedy Creek Middle School (RCMS)
Kite Festival, Bond Park
Booksale and Festival
Student work: Threats to Coral Reefs in the World’s Oceans
Comparatives and Superlatives
Reminder–No class 2/29 and 3/1
Craigslist
Purchasing Ventures
New Vocabulary
Free Event at NC Museum of Art
Class is OPEN
TOEFL Class
Articles: a, an, the
Happy Valentine’s Day

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (SAPC)
Commenting On The Blog
VENTURES – Practice and Comment
CREATE A STORY AND READ
President’s Day
Class Delay
Read A Play – Cookies
Reading – Valentine
Registration of New Students – Monday, March 5th

Western Wake Campus (Millpond)
Wake Tech Offers a Lot of Classes
Programs and Classes Offered in Cary
Foreign Diploma Evaluations
L 3/4 Listening Exercises
Listening: Personalities
Lena and Susana’s Level 3/4 Class and Their Poems
English (and French) Verbs in any Form of Conjugation
Modal Verbs May (Permission) and Can (Ability)
National Public Radio Podcast: Black Bears
Monday Classes Update
Advanced Conversation/Grammar Class Presentation
Yes, We Have Classes Next Monday and Tuesday
Another, The Other, The Others, Others
Prefer and Would Rather
Daily Pronunciation Practice
How to Leave a Comment on this Blog
Past Perfect

The Weekly Blog Round-Up

Week of   2/6/12 – 2/12/12

Adult Education Center (AEC)

“In Five Years …” (future tense stories)

More ESL Registrations Next Week

Jamie Purnell on “My Carolina Today”

AEC Annex (AECX)

Verbal Valentines: Giving Compliments

Health Vocabulary from Level 2/3!

Homemade Valentine Ideas from WRAL

Athens Drive (ADHS)

US Table Tennis Olympic Trials

Mary and the Bus

Brooks Ave Church of Christ (CHOC)

Valentine’s Day

There, Their and They’re

Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church (FVUMC)

ESL Opposites Games and Worksheets

Garner United Methodist Church (GUMC)

Registration (Monday, 2/13)

What is Your Biggest Challenge for This Year?

Graphic Organizers

Highlands United Methodist Church (HUMC)

Information about Continuing Education

Job Application Contest: Final Week!

Hispanic Family Center (HFC)

Present Continuous vs Present Simple

Long Vowel Sounds

Be My Valentine

Millbrook High School (MLBK)

February is Black History Month!

No classes on February 9

Northern Wake Campus (401N)

*INSTRUCTORS – SPRING 2012 – LESSON PLAN PROJECT*

February – National Heart Month

Contractions

Reedy Creek Middle School (RCMS)

Free Shredding at Staples–February only

Free Tax Preparation

Free Adult Dental Clinic

How to Pronounce -ed in English (Pronunciation Help)

Hayti Heritage Film Festival

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church & St. Philip Lutheran Church (SAPC)

“SH”… Ship Shop Rush Trash

THE CIRCUS IS IN TOWN

What day is it?

Western Wake Campus (Millpond)

Dictation Exercises for English Learners

Present Perfect or Past Simple?

Ventures: Present Perfect Practice

Present Perfect (“I haven’t met you yet” song)

Color Idioms

Perfect Modal: Should Have

Lucille’s former blog (for EL/Civics Facilitators)

Kids Love Valentine’s Day

Need – Want – Like

Times have changed!

The Weekly Blog Round-Up

Week of  1/30/12 – 2/5/12

Adult Education Center (AEC)

Bloomin’ Google

Learn Vocabulary through Videos!

Groundhog Day

Online Lesson Plan Project: Spring 2012

AEC Annex (AECX)

Punctuation Practice!

Presidents Day Project at the Annex

**Online Lesson Plan Project for Instructors–First Deadline 2/10/12**

Video of Sheila’s Memorial

Athens Drive (ADHS)

10th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade (Saturday, Feb. 4)

Letter to a Relative

Brooks Ave Church of Christ (CHOC)

Super Bowl Sunday

Last Registration for Spring 2012!!

Basic Grammar Videos

Come Celebrate Chinese New Year

Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church (FVUMC)

Free Teeth Cleaning

For Instructors: Professional Development Opportunity

For Instructors – Online Lesson Plan Project

Comparison of Adjectives

Phrasal Verbs

Garner United Methodist Church (GUMC)

REMINDER – There will be NO ESL classes from Monday, January 30  to Thursday, February 2

Groundhog Day Celebration in Garner

Human Resources Development Presentation @ GUMC

Should – Have to

Lie or Lay?

Highlands United Methodist Church (HUMC)

Announcement for Teachers

Job Application Contest: Week 3

Hispanic Family Center (HFC)

Short Vowels Sounds

February is National Heart Month

Millbrook High School (MLBK)

Happy Year of the Dragon!

**For Instructors – Online Lesson Plan Project, Spring 2012**

Groundhog Day is February 2!

Northern Wake Campus (401N)

The 2012 Presidential Candidates

Groundhog Day – Thursday – February 2, 2012

REGISTRATION – Thursday – February 2

Reedy Creek Middle School (RCMS)

For Instructors–Online Lesson Plan Project, Spring 2012

Jokes

Class D Student, Justin Monsenepwo, Shares His Music and His Culture

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church & St. Philip Lutheran Church (SAPC)

America – Match Word With Picture

Groundhog Day – Meet Sir Walter Wally

Students at SAPC

Western Wake Campus (Millpond)

Free Teeth Cleaning

For Instructors – Online Lesson Plan Project

For Instructors: Professional Development Opportunity: Laurel Pollard

Perfect Modal: Could Have Been

Idioms starting with G

Modals: Multiple Choice Exercise

The Power of Words: for ERV Students

Lucille’s former blog (for EL/Civics Facilitators):

American Football – Superbowl Sunday

Have You Ever Seen An American Football Game?

Olympic Table Tennis in Cary!


The Weekly Blog Round-Up

Week of   1/23/12 – 1/29/12

Adult Education Center (AEC)

Online lesson plan project: Spring 2012

Vocabulary Games

President Obama’s Speech

AEC Annex (AECX)

Wendy Finishes 26 Episodes!

Go out to Cary Final Friday and Raleigh First Friday!

Great practice site: the “Voice of America”!

ESL Lab in the News (Que Pasa)!

Athens Drive (ADHS)

Chinese New Year Festival

The Robber

Brooks Ave Church of Christ (CHOC)

Prepositions of Time

11th Annual African-American Cultural Celebration

Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church (FVUMC)

Our Level 5/6 (photo)

Top 3000 English Words, Games, Puzzles, and Quizzes

L 5/6 Goals: Students’ Writing

Garner United Methodist Church (GUMC)

REMINDER – No class, 1/30-2/2

What if?

Wolfram/Alpha: The New Computational Knowledge Engine

Wake Tech Blood Drive

Highlands United Methodist Church (HUMC)

Job Application Contest: Week 2

Raleigh Flea Market

Hispanic Family Center (HFC)

What time is it? I have a lot to do today.

Chinese New Year – Upcoming Shen Yun event

Millbrook High School (MLBK)

Mid-semester ESL registration is Monday, January 30!

Spring 2012 ESL Citizenship class!

Congratulations, Hernando, on passing the Citizenship exam!

Northern Wake Campus (401N)

Short Film Clips

ENTER A CONTEST AND WIN!

TRADITION – Lucky Gnocchi Day – January 29

Occupation Vocabulary

Reedy Creek Middle School (RCMS)

Jokes

Class D Student, Justin Monsenepwo, Shares His Music and His Culture

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church & St. Philip Lutheran Church (SAPC)

How deep is your love? (song & lyrics)

Reading with Starfall

Puppet Show – NC Museum of Arts

Library Hours for Parents & Children

Western Wake Campus (Millpond)

Perfect Modal: Could Have Been

Modals: Multiple Choice Exercise

Please Answer the Questions

Idioms starting with G

The Power of Words: for ERV Students

Advanced Conversation/Grammar Class and /w/ Tongue Twisters

Lucille’s former blog (for EL/Civics Facilitators)

Registration Monday Morning Jan. 30 at 9 am

The Jan-Feb edition of this site’s ESL Newsletter

The Weekly Blog Round-Up

Week of 1/09/12-1/15/12

Adult Education Center (AEC)

No Classes Monday Jan. 16th

Martin Luther King Day, Monday Jan. 16th

Sheila, you will be greatly missed!

8:00 a.m. English Computer Lab M-F

Happy New Year

ESL Registration THIS WEEK!

AEC Annex (AECX)

Why is Wake Tech CLOSED on Monday 1/16?

Say What? Clarification Questions to Use in Class!

1/13/12 Memorial for our teacher Sheila

Hello from your new blogger!

Athens Drive (ADHS)

No Class Monday, January 16

Monday, January 13-Martin Luther King Celebration

John’s Daily Activities

Memorial for Sheila-Former ESL Teacher

Brooks Ave Church of Christ (CHOC)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Free Citizenship Classes

Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church (FVUMC)

No Classes on Monday

Watching Movies: Listening, Reading, and Writing

Family Concert

Sheila, you will be greatly missed

Garner United Methodist Church (GUMC)

A Celebration of Sheila’s Life At Church of Christ

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR ESL TEACHERS

Martin Luther King Jr. A Day of Service – 25th Anniversary

Highlands United Methodist Church (HUMC)

An Inspiring Martin Luther King Day Story

Need Access to Free Computers?

Remember: No Class Monday!

Technology Survey

Conversation Starter of the Week: January 11, 2012

In Memory of Sheila

Hispanic Family Center (HFC)

Martin Luther King Day

Reminder – No class on Monday, January 16th

Numbers

Sheila, you will be greatly missed

Millbrook HS (MLBK)

ESL Spring 2012 Registration at Millbrook is this week!

Sheila, you will be greatly missed

Congratulations Lumi on becoming an American citizen!

Expanding Reading and Vocabulary students write about overcoming challenges

Northern Wake Campus (401N)

Great Recipes….Great Food…Step-By-Step

SHEILA…You will be greatly missed!

Matching Words With Their Meaning

Reedy Creek Middle School (RCMS)

Reading and Listening: Martin Luther King Day

MLK Dreamfest Celebration

Wake County Public Schools School Assignment 2012-13

Sheila, you will be greatly missed

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church & St. Philip Lutheran Church (SAPC)

ONLINE GRAMMAR GAMES

Learn How to Make Great Soup

SHEILA – you will be missed!

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION – WEDNESDAY

Western Wake Campus (Millpond)

No School on Monday

Concert this Friday

Sheila, you will be greatly missed

Lucille’s former blog (for EL/Civics Facilitators)

No Classes Monday, January 16 / About Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Reading Comprehension

The Weekly Blog Round-Up

Week of 1/02/12-1/08/12

Happy New Year and welcome back to ESL class! We hope you were able to look at the blogs, participate in community activities, and practice your English over the holidays.  To see the latest posts for the ESL sites below, click on the name of the site. Have a great semester!

Adult Education Center (AEC)

AEC Annex (AECX)
Registration starts today – Jan. 4, 2011

Athens Drive (ADHS)
Schools in the United States

START DATE HAS CHANGED TO January 10, 2012

Brooks Ave Church of Christ (CHOC)
Raleigh Winterfest
Welcome Back ESL Students
New Classes at CHOC

Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church (FVUMC)
Registration! Registration!

Garner United Methodist Church (GUMC)
Registration dates for Spring Semester
*Sheila, you will be greatly missed
Student Spotlight (article that was featured in the Basic Skills Newsletter)
Narrative Paragraphs from Transition Students

Highlands United Methodist Church (HUMC)
Registration information

Hispanic Family Center (HFC)
Reminder: Classes start next week
New Year’s Resolutions
Introductions

Millbrook HS (MLBK)

Northern Wake Campus (401N)
Spring 2012 – Registration

Reedy Creek Middle School (RCMS)
Winter Weather, Class, and Winter Driving Video
Welcome Back

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church & St. Philip Lutheran Church (SAPC)

Western Wake Campus (Millpond)
Tell us about yourself
Spring Semester Registration

Lucille’s former blog (for EL/Civics Facilitators)

New Students / Registration Information

The Weekly Blog Round-Up

Week of 12/05/11-12/31/11

Adult Education Center (AEC)
Wrapping” things up…. Blog on vacation until January
International Day Photo Album
Level 1 makes Gingerbread Houses
Adapting to Life in the U.S. (ERV Class Writing)
Congratulations, Level 4 Night – Race to First Place Winners!
Fruits and Vegetables: You Tube videos and LearningChocolate.com vocab activities

AEC Annex (AECX)

Athens Drive (ADHS)

Brooks Ave Church of Christ (CHOC)

Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church (FVUMC)
The Blog is on Break till January!
Say or Tell????
L 2/3 and Computers

Garner United Methodist Church (GUMC)

Highlands United Methodist Church (HUMC)

Hispanic Family Center (HFC)
A /An Tiny words that make a big difference- this entry explains use of articles
Christmas Traditions
Pullen Park Holiday Express

Millbrook HS (MLBK)

Northern Wake Campus (401N)

Reedy Creek Middle School (RCMS)
Pictures, please!
Blog is on Break

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (SAPC)

Western Wake Campus (Millpond)

Lucille’s former blog (for EL/Civics Facilitators)

The Weekly Blog Round-Up

Week of 11/28/11-12/04/11

Adult Education Center (AEC)
International Day: Tuesday, December 6th
Holiday Collection Drive for women’s shelter
Internet Safety
AEC Annex (AECX)
Thanksgiving at the Annex
The White House
Athens Drive (ADHS)
Raleigh Winterfest Ice Rink
The U.S. National Anthem
Calendars
Brooks Ave Church of Christ (CHOC)
It’s Been Nice Knowing You…
All About Driving
Grammar Lesson “the” – Part 2
Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church (FVUMC)
For ERV Students
House! Furniture! Appliances: Vocabulary and Exercises
The Worst Passwords
Our Students Wrote a Book!
Writing Practice: Your House
Garner United Methodist Church (GUMC)
Registration dates for Spring Semester
Information on Link to College Program
Book Reviews by Transition students
Khan’s Citizenship

Highlands United Methodist Church (HUMC)
Conversation Starter of the Week: November 27-December 4
Looking for Holiday Work?
Hispanic Family Center (HFC)

Millbrook HS (MLBK)
Raleigh’s Winterfest and tree lighting on Dec. 3
Joel Lane House Colonial Christmas open house Dec. 3-4
Northern Wake Campus (401N)
Christmas Parade – Rolesville
Cooperative Teacher + Student Teacher = Great Team
Level 3 – Thanksgiving Feast
Reedy Creek Middle School (RCMS)
Special Holiday Event–NC State University Arboretum
Learning English thorugh song: Winter Wonderland (video)
Winter Festival in Cary
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (SAPC)
Winterfest…downtown Raleigh
Visiting The Doctor’s Office

Western Wake Campus (Millpond)

Lucille’s former blog (for EL/Civics Facilitators)

Happy — happier : Comparison of adjectives

Adjectives
“Share the Season” – Would you like to donate toys?

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