Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What will you eat?

For breakfast, James ate potatoes and eggs.

For lunch, James will eat potatoes and steak.

For dinner, James will eat french fries and fish.

What will you eat todayPlease click "comments" to answer.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Jobs for You

What kind of job do you like?


If you like food and cooking food, you can be a cook in a restaurant. You need to have experience and be clean and careful.


If you like shopping and being in stores, you can be a cashier. You need to be good with money, know how to do math, and work hard when it gets busy in the store.


If you like working with children, you can work in a daycare. You need to be calm and patient, like to read and do activities with children. You also need to keep the children clean and safe.


If you like helping people, you can work as a home health aide. You need to be patient and kind, and work with people who are sick. You need to be strong so you can help people move.  You need to take classes about medicine and how to take care of people.


If you like cleaning and keeping things organized, you can work as a housekeeper or custodian. You need to know how to use cleaning machines and how to be safe around chemicals.

What do you think? Do you like any of these jobs? Click "Comments" to answer.  You can watch more job videos if you click HERE.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Talking to a Manager


James has some problems at work. He works a second job at night, so sometimes he gets up late. When he gets to work, someone is parked in his parking spot. He teaches all day, and then when it is time for lunch, he sees that someone stole his lunch [potatoes]. He tries to make copies for the students, but the copy machine keeps breaking. The other workers are angry because they think he broke the machine. Finally, he is ready to go home. Then his supervisor asks him to stay late because another worker is sick.

James is exhausted and frustrated! He wants to talk to his manager. What should he say?

Please click "Comments" and write your advice for James.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Issues in Minnesota

We all know that Minnesota is a wonderful place to live, but there are still many problems. What are some problems that you see here? What are some things we can fix?

Minnesota Public Radio has a list of articles you can read about Social Issues in Minnesota. Click HERE to visit that website.

Minnesota has a lot of refugees! Life is hard for people coming from refugee camps to Minnesota. How can we help refugees?

A lot of people are worried about violence in schools. Sometimes kids fight; sometimes kids bring guns and knives to school. What can we do to help schools and kids?

How can we help homeless people in Minnesota? Many people are homeless because they are sick and need medicine. Many homeless people are veterans of war. Many people are homeless because they lost their jobs. Many homeless people are children. What can we do?

What do you think about these issues? Choose one issue and write a comment about it. Click "Comments."