10sept 2013

September 12, 2013 § Leave a comment

1.) I borrowed E’s writing notebook idea. For next class.

2.) I asked them what their favorite childhood toy or games were. I had each of them tell me orally first and I listed the significant, unusual or unknown words and phrases as they spoke.

Then I had them write what they told me. Not exactly nor using each word I listed. The notebook came to mind then. (Alma’s mother would play baseball with them – what a mom!)

3.) I have just begun to email as well. Short bits. I write something, 3-4 lines and comprehension questions.

Not ideal as Rosalinda has no access to a computer nor a smartphone. And perhaps time. So I have to think of an alternative for her. It’s not fair, but the other two love it. I hate to discourage. Plus Alma wants to learn to use email. I don’t have a solution yet for Rosalinda.

4.) I pulled a basic reader from the library. One with ridiculous true stories. Starting with very brief ones with illustrations for them to follow the story, while I read. And then they read. There are simple writing exercises that follow – emphasis on spelling and writing sentences.

5.) Unimportant…We read about a penguin in Japan that shops for fish and brings them home. Incredulous and entertaining. (Joanna told us about penguins in Argentina. And whales that you can touch. Now she can tell other people about penguins and whales – oddly handy.)


11sept 2013

September 11, 2013 § Leave a comment

We worked:

1.) on writing
Your favorite game or toy when you were a child. We discussed the answers and I wrote significant words on the board for each person. Then they wrote down what they told me.

2.) next we read the penguin story.  Save the rest for next week.  Joanna had to leave early.

3.) on Alma’s favorite game, her writing and I corrected her work. On the board.


Rosalinda is still in Mexico this week.

4sept 2013

September 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

Next week will we do the crossword on the five senses

I need to plan grammar.

I need to check email, pick topics and get complete responses – more involved.

Make reading passages – short with quiz questions, may not be possible – cannot access web site from home.

21aug 2013

September 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

Alma is taking the exam.  So Rosalinda and I are working alone.  Joanna is still on vacation.  Some of what we did and discussed.

  • I started complaining, so we learned Complaint, and To Complain
  • What does that mean?  the phrase itself as concept, how to answer
  • The 5 senses, also with conjugation
  • Email for practice


  • We need to do pronouns again
  • 5 senses puzzle for next class
  • We also decided to start class earlier.  At 12.
  • I will include reading exercises, again, in my blog.
  • Do 5 senses crossword next class

  1. We need to do pronouns again
  2. set up new email for Rosalinda
  3. write reading exercises and quiz
  4. email alma

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