Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hi classmates and teacher!

how are you? I hope you are enjoying this Christmas season with your family and friends.

I celebrated Christmas in Mexico with my family and relatives. Yesterday I ate a big dinner with my family in my parents' restaurant. We were like 30 persons enjoying together the Christmas holiday. At 12:00 am, we gave gifts and best wishes to the whole family. My house was packed with relatives and my parents' friends. Some of them were playing Mahjong, watching movies, playing some games and dancing. They left at 6:00 am!

I could not hang out with my friends because the city has been having a bad social situation. People are getting killed almost everyday! It is something that made me sad. Now, people are inside their homes very early. However, our Christmas celebration was great! And I hope you got a lot of fun and surprises too.

I hope that this Christmas season brings you special happiness, good health, wealth, love and peace. And also, I hope that all your dreams and goals come true!

Richard, I hope you received our cards and you liked it! We miss you... I hope you are getting stronger every day! =)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Guys!


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas to Teacher Richard

Teacher Richard:
I wish you have a Merry Christmas and have a wonderful New Year
Have a strong body in a New Year.

Amy Hoi

Friday, December 19, 2008

Holiday celebrattion

We had a great time celebrating Hanukkah at Christmas. Ha To brought a huge cake from Chinatown and we all ate it. It was delicious! Too bad you weren't here. We all miss you and wish you a happy and healthy new year. Get stronger and come back soon! We all love you! Students from your morning class.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Thanks for the Cards!

Thanks for the cards!

You guys know how to make me smile.

I heard about your trip to the Oakland Museum.

I am getting stronger every day.

I'll write more soon.

Until then, enjoy the holidays!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Spelling Words for Dec. 19, 2008

1.  reindeer
2.  menorah
3.  ornament
4.  dreidel
5.  sleigh
6.  mistletoe
7.  joyous
8.  conscience
9.  eternal
10. determination
11. exhausted
12. possession
13. peculiar
14. ornate
15. disapproval
16. elegant
17. wrapped
18. confused
19. Hanukkah
20. miracle
21. Christmas carols
22. wreath
23. instantly
24. decoration
25. Santa Claus

Monday, December 08, 2008

Spelling Words for Dec. 12, 2008

1. retired
2. refugee
3. schedule
4. carefully
5. simultaneously
6. achievements
7. prioritize
8. accomplish
9. sacrifice
10. allocate
11. realistic
12. deadlines
13. controversial
14. access
15. integrate
16. authority
17. offend
18. motivation
19. excuses
20. achieved
21. destroy
22. arguments
23. champion
24. language
25. especially

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

A Strange Man

Two months ago, something strange happened to me. I was walking alone to Neighborhood Center Adult School. While I was walking, I saw a truck passing very slow, and I felt that someone was watching me. There was a man driving the truck, and I noticed that he was following me. I was scared because I was alone, and I did not know the city well. The man parked the truck and came close to me. He walked with me and started to talk to me. He asked my address, phone number, the place where I was going to, and if I had time to eat something with him. I wanted to run, but I dinnot want to be impolite, so I just answered some of his questions. I did not give my confidential information.

He had followed me for many blocks! When I got into the school, he stood outside. After he class was over, I was worrying to see the man again. Fortunately, he had already left. Now, I rather take the bus!

Thanksgiving Day

Here is a picture that my friend took when we were in her house celebrating Thanksgiving.

Hi classmates and teacher!
How was your Thanksgiving day? I hope it was great, and you enjoyed it with your family.
This was the first time that my sister and I celebrated the Thanksgiving. My family did not consider it as a holiday, so we never celebrated it.
My sister and I were invited to my friend's house on Thanksgiving. Her relatives made a big dinner: a delicious big turkey, tamales, salad, pinto beans, and much more. The house was full with friends and relatives.
After dinner, we gave thanks to the people we love, especially to God. Then we played music and danced, but a lot of us were full and sluggish, so we played karaoke. We also started to play games and had a lot of fun.
I'm glad that they invited us and allowed us to share the table with them. And also, I'm glad being here, in the United States, where my sister and I could learn more about American culture and meet new people!

Your am class celebrating Thanksgiving Day

Hi Richard, We all miss you very much and hope that you're feeling better everyday.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Spelling Words for December 5,2008