Monday, December 6, 2010

Computer Class this Fall Quarter

We are coming to the end of our Word and Excel 2007 classes. Please write a sentence telling me what you thought about computer class. What did you learn? What did you enjoy? What can we do to make computer class better? Click on 'comments' to answer.

Monday, November 22, 2010


There was no school on Thursday or Friday last week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

What did you do during the Thanksgiving break? Click on 'comments' and type a sentence.

Monday, November 15, 2010


This weekend we had our first major snowfall of the year. Write a sentence telling the class how you feel about snow. Do you like it or dislike it? Why?

Monday, November 8, 2010

Favorite recipes

Today in Microsoft Word class we typed a recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies. Write a sentence telling the other students the name of your favorite dish. It can be from the US or something you used to eat in your country.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Welcome GED morning students!

I want to welcome our GED morning students, who are new to the blog. Please type a few sentences introducing yourselves. Let us know your name, where you are from and a skill that you have.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Spell Check

Explain how you can check your work for spelling and grammar in Microsoft Word. Click on 'comments' to answer. Note that there are two different ways you can do it!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Making Lists in Excel

What did you learn while doing exercise 2 in Excel? What was your favorite new thing?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to class, everybody! Please introduce yourselves! Tell us your name, your country and one skill that you have.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

This is an amazing photo of the school supplies we managed to distribute to local families yesterday at Neighborhood House! Thanks to all the staff and volunteers who helped out.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Introduction to PowerPoint class

Students, please write one or more sentences telling me what you thought of this summer's computer class. What did you learn? What did you enjoy best? What could we do to make the next computer class better?

Pics from our recent National Night Out event

Friday, August 6, 2010

A Minnesota Man

Do you know about Paul Bunyan? He is a famous folk tale character from Minnesota. You can find many statues and pictures of him in northern Minnesota. He goes everywhere with his friend, Babe the blue ox.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Smart with Money?

How can you be smart about your money? What are some good ideas and bad ideas?

Click on "comments" to answer.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I Like to Bake Bread!

My name is Sarah. I like to cook and bake. I often cook dinner for my family. On the weekends, I bake cookies and bread. My favorite recipe is for banana bread. Click "read more" below to see my favorite recipe!

The Dentist

I've been away from Neighborhood House because the inside of my ear itched and then my jaw ached a little. I have a toothache. Yesterday, I went to a new dentist. Everyone was very nice. I had an xray and an exam. I'm going back for a cleaning and full check up next week.

I didn't like the dentist when I was little, but I don't mind going now. I like getting my teeth cleaned. What experiences have you had with a dentist?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What should I say?

My friend wants to learn English quickly. What should he do?

Click "comments" to answer. (Use "should" and "should not" in your answer!)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Sharing Photos

Frontenac is the pink rose bush. He is from Canada and requires very little work - just some pruning and dead heading. Work of Art is a minature rose, an orange of many colors. It requires winter protection or it will die in this climate. Fair Bianca is the white rose. She is English and also requires winter protection in order to survive our cold winters. I hope you all like the photos.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I have a passion for growing roses. I never really liked them before I moved to St. Paul. My neighbor loves roses, and I learned to love them too.
This year the first flush of roses was magnificent. This is Fireglow. I think it is a very testy rose: if it rains on the buds, the buds do not open. I got lucky this year, and the bush had many beautiful blooms. I also got some beautiful photos of the roses. This just one.
Do you have a passion? Do you have a hobby? What is it, and what got you started?


Tell us about an accident you have had. Did you burn yourself while cooking? Did you hit something with your car? Click "comments" to answer.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

School Subject

In your home country what was your favorite subject in school? Why? Do you remember what year of school it was? (Like 5th grade or high school.)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Your Education

What is school like in your country?
Do you have a favorite teacher from when you were a child?
Click "comments" to answer.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Best Day

What was the best day of your life? Tell me about a good day you had. Click on "comments" to answer.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Microsoft Word Class

Please write one or two sentences about the Microsoft Word class this quarter. What did you learn that was most useful? What could the teachers do to make the class better? Click on Comments to type your answer.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Memorial Day

Please remember that Monday, May 31st is Memorial Day and there will be no day or evening classes. Hope everyone has a happy and relaxing day off. Do you have any plans for Memorial Day?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cassandra's last evening with the Computers and Literacy class

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Do you like your job? What do you like about it? Do you have a good boss?

Click Comments to answer.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cassandra's last day!

This is the last day at Neighborhood House for our volunteer teacher, Cassandra. Please feel free to wish her good luck and best wishes for her move to New York City.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

I was out of town last weekend at my husband's graduation ceremony, so I missed Cinco de Mayo. Did any of you go to it? If so, what was it like? If not, tell the class about your weekend.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cinco de Mayo

This weekend we are celebrating Cinco de Mayo on the West Side of St. Paul. Why do we celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Click on comments and write a sentence.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Farmers' Market

The Midtown Farmers’ Market is once again open for the summer. It is the only farmers’ market I’m aware of that accepts EBT (food stamps).

The market is located at Lake St E & 22nd Ave S in Minneapolis (just west of the Hiawatha light rail line) and its hours are Saturday, 8am–1pm (now ‘til Oct) and Tuesday, 3:30–7:30pm (beginning in June thru Oct).

What is your favorite fruit or vegetable? Click on comments to write your answer.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Kimono on Wednesday

I want to thank those who noticed the kimono or yukata I was wearing on Wednesday. Some of you already know that I'm planning on going to Japan this summer to teach English. It is the first time I will be immersed in another culture. I am so proud of you all for doing your best to adapt to the Crazy American Ways.

What other culture (other than American or your own) would you like to experience?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy Monday!

Welcome back to class.I hope your weekend was great! I went to church, did grocery shopping, read books with my baby and cleaned my apartment. What did you do over the weekend?

Click on Comments to write your answer.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Teacher Cait and Bernardina in the Open Lab. Students come on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons to check email and practice their computer skills.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Where are your from? and what is your favorite food?

Monday, March 1, 2010

What would you like to study when you finish English classes?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Welcome Internet Skills Students!

Hello, everyone!

Today is the first week of class. I would like everyone to introduce themselves in one or two sentences.