Tuesday, October 30, 2007


This week we're going to start talking about occupations. I am an ESL teacher. I like my job because I meet students from all different parts of the world. Sometimes, my job is difficult because there is a lot of planning and grading involved. My favorite part of my job is helping my students learn English so that they can meet their goals: finding a better job, going back to school, helping their children with their homework, going to a doctor's appointment, calling 911.

Do you have a job? Remember --> Being a parent is a job! What do you like about your job? What don't you like about your job?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A Typical Day

Here is a picture from my trip to Ireland. This a picture of the Cliffs of Moher overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. That's a castle at the top of the cliff. Isn't it beautiful? This is not a typical day for me!

Usually, I get up at 7:00 a.m. Sometimes I eat breakfast in the morning before I come to work. I leave the house by 8:00 a.m. to get to work. I teach class from 9:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. After this, I eat lunch between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Then, I plan for the next day's class. I leave work at 5:00 p.m. I take two buses to get home. I arrive at home between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. I am usually hungry when I get home, so I make dinner. After I eat dinner, I clean up the house, look on the internet, and watch a little TV. I go to sleep around 11:00 p.m.

What is your typical day?

Monday, October 15, 2007

Places Around Town

Look at this picture of a neighborhood. Tell me the location of each building.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Our Homes

I love my home. It is a place where I can completely relax with my family. I like to sit on the sofa and read the newspaper on Sunday mornings. I like to sit in the sun in the backyard in the summer. I like to share a delicious dinner with my husband in my dining room. I like to sit on the front porch with my dog late at night and listen to the sounds of the city in the dark. I am very comfortable and calm when I am in my house.

Please tell me the things you like to do in your house.

Monday, October 1, 2007


Hi! Here is a picture of me and my husband Zak next to Lake Michigan. Sometimes we like to ride our bikes to the lake. In the summer, we like to go to baseball games. When the weather is nice, we like to go to drive-in movie theaters. Our favorite thing to do together is to shop for antiques.

What are 4 things that you like to do with your family?