Sunday, October 04, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
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.
3. Supreme Court
Monday, August 17, 2009
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.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
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.
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Linda Teacher posted the vocabulary every week, did you follow? I did.
I wondering Why Linda Teacher Just brought few students to visited Richard. If I don’t have to work I would go together next time. Thank you. Enjoy your vacation. See you soon
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
These pictures were took in Richard's home today. We went to visit him. He became thiner than before and looked tired, but we were happy to see him.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Monday, July 06, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
My kids cooked me breakfast.
A friend invited me to dinner.
Of course, I shared the cards you created with everyone!
Thanks again. (Even the slightly delinquent ones)
I wish you a summer of fun and learning, but I can only wish for you. You have to go out and have fun and practice English.
ps Special thanks to Linda and her husband, John, who hand delivered the Father's Day cards to my home on Friday afternoon.
Friday, June 19, 2009
that Kai Yan took. There was a combination of different foods from different students. For ex., Pedro brought homemade guacamole and chips, Ayako brought home-
made sushi, Kai Yan brought home baked cake, Nhu brought homemade colorful sweet
rice, Mei Fang brought homemade Chinese cucumber salad. Everything tasted real good.
We made a communal table by putting many tables together and filling the entire room. Then we sat opposite each other and passed around the food. Yun Ping put
on music that Pedro put together for us. It was a fun and successful party for
Hope to see you next semester. Enjoy your summer vacation and Father's Day too!
A few of us will try to blog you this summer. O.K? Bye, bye from your loving
24/7 students from room 101am.
P.S. Teacher Linda brought many nice tablecloths for our table, and all the paper products.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Monday, June 08, 2009
14. solar system
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
I can't go with you on Wednesday. I'll be getting treatments at the hospital.
Yesterday I took the BART and the N-Judah streetcar to the museum and the trip went well.
One piece of advice:
As soon as you arrive at the Museum, ask where to get a pass for the Morrison Planetarium. The planetarium show is free but requires a pass. Get it first thing!
Have a great trip and post some photos and stories.
ps Look for my pal, the white alligator.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
We finished our CASAS tests yesterday, and some students need to go back to room 102, including Pedro. He is still sitting in the back of the room, by the door, waiting for you to visit
us, and it is so cool by the fan. Please give us a surprise soon!!!
Happy Memorial Day! Enjoy a BBQ, go to the beach with Ceda (your dog), and spend some
money to help the economy. We miss you and love you,
Room 101am, 24/7 class
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
queria on Piedmont Ave. Come by for a complementary super burrito and maybe a margarita (not a new student). You missed the special Ferrero chocolate treat that we had today. Everyone liked it very much, and Pedro ate three, and one is white paper chocolate, made by Yun Ping.
Pedro tried to eat it, but opened it instead. Pedro said, " It's hard to swallow!" Swallow was one of our spelling words this week. So, Pedro started to choke and Ella gave him 5 abdomen thrusts,
and he started to feel better. And Yun Ping started to call 911. No emergency today, but we had lots of fun.
We miss you a lot!!! Love from your 24/7 am class
Monday, May 11, 2009
Of course, I think of you all the time, but today the Room 101 Morning Students earned "extra credit" in my thoughts.
I had just ordered a super burrito when, as I watched the guy behind the counter splash guacamole onto my carne asada and beans, I thought of your guacamole party post on the blog. In the photo I could clearly see that Pedro was "cutting up" in class again.
A "special shout out" to Kai Yan! He knows how to make me feel better with not one but - count 'em - two posts on the blog - - with photos! Thanks, buddy!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Friday, May 08, 2009
like a new moon. He's going back to the Big Apple to try life over again, a new beginning. Don't
forget to celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday. Try to go to church with your Mom, even though you said you'll never go. We had another fire drill today to practice, in case there's a real one. Now
we've had two fire drills while you've been gone.
Don't forget to take your dog for a walk! Is the dog your daughter or girlfriend? Please let us know. BTW, Kathleen says" I miss you everyday." We hope that we see you at the class trip.
It's happening! Much love from your 24/7 am class.
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Generally, motorcycles are more save gas than the auto cars. But motorcycles are more dangerous. I thought that if there are manufacturers produce three or four wheels motorcycles, it would be the good things for saving energy.
Yesterday, a peculiar car attracted my sight. It was parked on International Boulevard near our school. When I approached it, I almost made sure that it was a three wheels motorcycle. I was afraid of losing this nice opportunity; I took some pictures of it immediately.
I hope that this motorcycle will be developed to be other kind of saving energy transportation.
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Yesterday, teacher Linda introduced Mexican food, Guacamole, and its recipe to us. She brought all of materials and tools to the class.
Our chef Pedro and Chef Ella made Guacamole as teacher’s guide. Classmates stood around our chefs waiting for a taste. Several minutes later, our classmates had tasted delicious Guacamole.
Thanks for Linda, Pedro and Ella.
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
I have had a question in my mind for a long time. I know that many residences are built on the top of slope and the grasses grow on the slope. My question is that how the residents or workers cut the grasses with an ordinary mower on the slope. Although people could let the grasses grow up freely, the grasses will dry out in summer. It is very dangerous to the residents because the dry grasses catch fire easily.
One day, I saw a scene. It solved my question. A flock of sheep were eating grasses on the slope. These slope mowers were not only needed not gas or electricity but also environmental protection.
Sunday, May 03, 2009
Friday, May 01, 2009
Pedro said. "Do you eat more food now?" said Kai Yan. "We hope we can see you at the class
trip." said Ayako. "Don't be scared to come to the class. I don't have the swine flu." said Pedro
because he hasn't gone to Mexico yet. "If you want some exercise, come to my backyard" said
Ella. "We hope you feel better soon" said Ling. " I came to class early everyday to see you to
say good morning, and I don't want you to say good afternoon to me":) said Yun Ping. We love
you wonderful class. Don't teach too much English to your dog! We all love you and need you.
Your 24/7 class in the morning
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Hi, Richard, Linda and my classmates:
Several weeks ago I ran into a novel named The Five People You Meet in Heaven in the Asian Branch of Oakland Public Library. The book is written by Mitch Albom, the author of the number one New York Times bestseller Tuesday with Morrie, I was absorbed in it at the first glance. The edition of the book I got from the Oakland Library was published in
I am glad and honored to share this lovely story with every one of you. When I set out to write a summary of the novel to recommend the amazing book, I found a lot of information about the novel posted on web. I collected some of the brilliant introductions and posted them here. I hope you enjoy and love the story.
About the book
Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in a meaningless life of fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. As the park has changed over the years -- from the Loop-the-Loop to the Pipeline Plunge -- so, too, has Eddie changed, from optimistic youth to embittered old age, His days are a dull routine of work, loneliness, and regret.
Then, on his 83rd birthday, Eddie dies in a tragic accident, trying to save a little girl from a falling cart. With his final breath, he feels two small hands in his -- and then nothing. He awakens in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a lush Garden of Eden, but a place where your earthly life is explained to you by five people who were in it. These people may have been loved ones or distant strangers. Yet each of them changed your path forever.
One by one, Eddie's five people illuminate the unseen connections of his earthly life. As the story builds to its stunning conclusion, Eddie desperately seeks redemption in the still-unknown last act of his life: Was it a heroic success or a devastating failure? The answer, which comes from the most unlikely of sources, is as inspirational as a glimpse of heaven itself.
In The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom gives us an astoundingly original story that will change everything you've ever thought about the afterlife -- and the meaning of our lives here on earth. With a timeless tale, appealing to all, this is a book that readers of fine fiction, and those who loved Tuesdays with Morrie, will treasure.
Click here to read the beginning of The Five People You Meet in Heaven.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
How is Richard doing? I heard that he has absented a couple of times; therefore, Linda has been substituting him... I hope he recovers very soon and feel better every day! I miss you guys, and I hope you're doing excellent. ;)
Here is a picture with some of my classmates from the college. We were having a break after all the work we've done. I hope you like it! :) See you soon...!
Friday, April 03, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
2. composting: I will put the composting soil to make a rose garden.
3. rotation: I rotated the soil and planted some seeds.
4. propagate: In the Springtime, everything will start to propagate.
5. pollinate: Bees can pollinate from one flower to another.
6. relationship: My Mom and I have a good relationship.
7. vegetation: My neighbor planted some vegetation in her garden.
8. sprouting: Leaves are sprouting from the trees.
9. blooming: Many flowers are blooming in Spring.
10. allergies: A lot of people have flower allergies in Spring.
11. pollen: Pollen is attractive to bees.
12. rebirth: Rebirth of flowers happens in Spring.
13. crop selection: In the Spring, the farmer is choosing vegetables for his crop selection.
14. renewal: The farmer needs to renew his field.
15. pesticide-free: People like to eat vegetables that are pesticide-free.
16. organic: Organic food is grown without pesticides.
17. horticulture: Last weekend there was a horticulture demonstration in S.F.
18. botany: Some students take botany classes at school.
19. flourish: Plants need sun and water to flourish.
20. nursery: If you want to buy plants you can go to the nursery.
21. diversity: A diversity of vegetables are good to plant in Spring.
22. varieties: Nurseries carry many varieties of seeds.
23. environment: The school environment is decorated with flowers.
24. recycling: We are recycling cans, paper, and plastic bottles.
25. hibernation: In Springtime some animals come out of hibernation in the morning.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Monday, March 09, 2009
Monday, March 02, 2009
works well with numbers
great with people
works well under pressure
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Hello, Richard, Linda and my classmates,
How are you? I saw your pictures on the Blog. It looks like everyone is healthy and happy. You know? I totally miss the class. Now, I have been working more days in
The first two photos are of one of my favorite places. It is named
The last photo is my family with our new sister-in-law.