Monday, October 27, 2008

It's almost lunch time and I'm very hungry! I only have a sandwich for lunch today, but if I could have anything I wanted, I would eat Fettuccini Alfredo. This is one of my favorite things to eat. Fettuccini Alfredo is pasta with a creamy sauce made with butter, cream, and parmesan cheese. Sometimes I put pine nuts, spinach, or sun-dried tomatoes in the sauce. I also like to eat warm french bread with real butter and drink a glass of white wine with my pasta. This is my perfect meal. What is your perfect meal? Describe your perfect meal and then read what your classmates write.

Friday, October 17, 2008


I hope you found some interesting activities to do around Chicago. Please answer the following questions and post your answers. Then read what your classmates found.

1. What program did you find for you or your child?

2. What day and time is it?

3. Is there a fee? If yes, how much does it cost?

4. Before doing this activity, did you know that Chicago Park District has so many programs?

Now you can choose what you want to practice. Use the links on the right to practice reading or listening. If you want to practice typing or vocabulary, ask Joanna or Kirsten to help you. Have fun!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Irma's family

My name is Irma .My parents are from Mexico. Their names are david and Hermenejilda. He is died .My mother lives in Mexico. She grows the flowers. Iam married.I have two children. Their namesare Evelyn and Ignacio.My husband's name is Gerardo. He plays soccer three times week. He is 36 years old. He is from Mexico.

Teresa's sister

My sisters . They are my sisters: They names are Irma,Bertha,Ana and Gabriela. They have diferent occupation. Irma is student and hausewife she studies ESL.Ana is hardwork she work s seven days a weky she likes read inglish books.she loves her family.Bertha is merrid .She has tree children.She works at rostourant.Bertha likes compiures and internet.she's very besy.Gabriela work's at the drycleaners and runs every day .Gabriela eat vegetables and drinks water she love healthy food .They are different but they are special.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


This is a picture of my family. I am on the left holding one of my nieces. This picture was taken before my grandfather died and before one of my nieces was born. My father's name is Stan and he is 67 years old. He likes to read and go fishing. My mother's name is Sandi and she is 66 years old. She likes to work in her garden. They are retired so they spend a lot of time taking care of my grandmother. My grandmother is 99 years old and she still lives in her house alone. My other 3 grandparents have passed away. My brother is Brian and his wife is Sonoe. Brian is an engineer and Sonoe is a Japanese/English translator. They have 3 daughters. Aili is almost 8 years old, Aina is 7 years old, and Aila is almost 3 years old. The two older girls play the voilin. My father has 2 brothers and 2 sisters and all of them have children, so I have 9 cousins. My mother doesn't have any siblings. Most of my aunts and uncles live in Michigan, but my cousins live in many different states, so I don't see them very often.

Now, I want to learn about your family. Who is in your family? What are their names? How old are they? What do they do for a living? Where do they live? What do they like to do?

After you are finished writing, read your classmates' postings. Then click on the links on the right and practice either reading, listening, or grammar. Be sure to click on the first link so that you can learn a song about families.