Monday, July 26, 2010

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Good Luck with Your New Class!

Hi Everyone, This week I won't be sending you a list of new spelling words, as you will be
getting spelling words from your new teacher, Deborah Gordon. She will be taking Richard's place until he returns to teaching. She is an experienced teacher with strong computer skills
that she will be using in class. I will be around Neighborhood Center either helping with
registration, or substituting in different classes. I'll miss all of you, and I'll probably see you from time to time. If you haven't registered yet, please come to Neighborhood Center at 8:30am,
on Monday, August 31. You need to take a CASAS test before you can be assigned to a class.
Good luck in your new class. Best wishes, Linda

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Spelling Words for the Week of August 24, 2009

Hi All, Hope you're enjoying your summer, and have been practicing English. This week on
Friday, August 28, there will be registration for returning students, and classes start again on
Monday, August 31. So, vacation is almost over. Some of you are starting Laney or other schools, and I want to wish you good luck. Come back and visit us when you can.
This week's spelling words are about Judge Sonia Sotomayor.
1. approve
2. appointment
3. Supreme Court
4. Democrats
5. Republicans
6. position
7. affirmed
8. intellect
9. temperament
10. integrity
11. independence
12. ably
13. thrilled
14. experienced
15. asset
16. aspects
17. Latino
18. opportunity
19. diabetic
20. disability
21. forbids
22. impairments
23. advocates
24. champion
25. current

Monday, August 17, 2009

Spelling Words for the Week of Aug. 17, 2009

Hi All, I'm still using my husband's old computer while I decide what to do. My computer isn't
worth fixing, so I need to make a decision soon. I'll keep you posted. Meanwhile I'm attending
all day workshops this week about Adult School. It's more tiring than teaching! I want to encourage you to write on the blog, and not just to me. This may get other students involved,
and it's good practice for your writing. This week's words are about health reform.
1. confused
2. current
3. private
4. public
5. insurance
6. derail
7. system
8. prevent
9. illness
10. access
11. financial
12. ruin
13. excessive
14. debate
15. essential
16. solution
17. industry
18. excuse
19. misled
20. multiple
21. restrict
22. physicians
23. administrative
24. diverse
25. similar

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Spelling Words for the week of August 10, 2009

Hi Everyone, Sorry that this week's spelling words are a little late. While I was in LA, my
computer died, and I'm now usung my husband's old computer until I decide what to do. Either
I will get my old computer repaired, or have to buy a new one. I'll make my decision after I
go to the computer store. I had a great time in LA, and I'm happy to be home. Hope you are
all enjoying this wonderful summer. This week's words are about the state budget.
Best regards, Linda P.S. Keep e-mailing me, and I will answer you when I can.
1. regain
2. economic
3. integrity
4. budgeting
5. accountability
6. turmoil
7. opportunity
8. permanent
9. downturn
10. acknowledge
11. unwilling
12. unpopular
13. balance
14. excessive
15. borrowing
16. worthy
17. recession
18. unemployment
19. revenue
20. forecast
21. vital
22. eliminated
23. conserve
24. convince
25. accurate

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Spelling words for week of Aug. 3, 2009

Hi Everyone,  August is already here so quickly.  I've heard from a few students
over vacation, and it's not too late to e-mail me and let me know what
you're doing this summer.  My e-mail address is  I'll be going to L.A. (Los Angeles) this weekend, so I might be a little late with the spelling
words for next week.  Also, please let me know if there are particular spelling
words that you would like to learn.  These words are about adult education.  Enjoy our gorgeous weather.   Love, Linda
1.  critical
2.  persistence
3.  remove
4.  barriers
5.  orientation
6.  relationships
7.  self-efficacy
8.  significant
9.  specific
10.  motivation
11.  benefit
12.  goals
13.  participation
14.  focus
15.  colleagues
16.  mentors
17.  identify
18.  support
19.  determination
20.  advice
21.  increase
22. strategies
23.  techniques
24.  accessible
25.  overcome