Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Beginning - PM

Today we will be reading to each other out loud HelpWanted ads.

On-line job posting may have more detail and look like this:

Medical Surgical Nurse / Med Surg RN
Fill your stocking with extra cash this season! Medical Staffing Network has fantastic per diem opportunities in Gig Harbor, Washington for experienced Med/Surg Registered Nurses to help you add some cheer to your holiday shopping. Twelve-hour shifts are available now to qualified RNs. Enjoy competitive pay, great benefits, flexibility, choice, and more when you work with MSN. Apply Now or contact Kris at 888.575.3754 for more details.

Why choose Medical Staffing Network?
  • Top Pay Rates
  • 100% Daily Pay option
  • Variety of Employment Options and Flexible Scheduling
  • 401K with company match
  • Highest bonuses and rewards!
  • Major Medical, Vision and Dental Insurance, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability
  • Free CE's for Qualified Employees

  • Immediate access to MSN staff
  • Great Locations/ prestigious facilities
  • Exclusive partnerships

    Traveling options available. If you are a traveler, enjoy these additional benefits:
  • Free private housing or housing subsidy
  • Paid utilities
  • Travel expense reimbursement
  • Flexible tax advantage plan

    Medical Staffing Network offers a variety of employment options: Per Diem, Local and Travel Contract, and Permanent Placement - Full Time and Part Time. Let us help you find the perfect Med Surg nursing job that fits Your lifestyle and Your schedule! As one of the largest and most reputable nursing and allied health staffing agencies, Medical Staffing Network has abundant opportunities available offering you stability as well as flexibility. As an MSN employee, you'll receive great pay and top benefits and have access to our dedicated staff, available 24 hours a day to work with you every step of the way.

    Minimum Requirements: 1 year full time Med/Surg nursing experience within the last 3 years. Current state nursing license and CPR.

    related: medical surgical, med-surg, med/surg, m/s, registered nurse, R.N., RN, BSN, nurse, nursing, healthcare, health care, medical, Gig Harbor, Vashon Island, Des Moines, Federal Way, Auburn, Milton, Puyallup, Spanaway, Lakewood, Tacoma, Dupont, University Place, Fox Island, Port Orchard, Bremerton, Washington, WA

    Wednesday, December 5, 2012

    Beginning -PM

    Today we will be using the internet to look up familiar phone numbers using one of the following websites:

    Advanced ELL

    Think about when you first came to the US.  What do you wish you had done differently?

    Thursday, November 29, 2012

    Computer Class

    Click on the words Computer Class above.

    Click on this link: 

    Click on for sale.

    search for: car saint paul

    This will bring up all of the cars for sale in Saint Paul.

    Click on a car that sounds good to you and type the name of the car and the year of the car in the comment box at the bottom of this post.

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    Computer Class Activity

    Autumn Internet Hunt

    Directions: Click the blue, linked words to go to a site with the question's answer. 
    1. When I think of autumn, apple cider often comes to mind.
    What is the difference between apple cider and apple juice?

    2. How many days can a black bear stay in hibernation without eating?

    3. Many animals migrate in autumn. Name the animal that makes the longest migration. Use National Geographic to find out.

    4. When is the Autumnal Equinox?  What is it?

    5. Why do American's celebrate Thanksgiving?

    6. What are the ingredients in the Easy Pumpkin Pie recipe?

    7. What is your favorite holiday?  What do you do to celebrate that holiday?

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012

    Monday, November 12, 2012

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012

    Beginning -PM

    Find locations on map quest or map google

    Click for map quest

    Click for map google

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012

    Advanced ELL Journal Entry

    This week in class we've been reading an article called "High-Tech Surveillance".  What is the Remote Lounge, as described in the reading?  What is your opinion of the Remote Lounge as a form of entertainment?  Would you like to visit a place like this?  Why or why not?

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    Need a Computer at Home?

     wants to give you a computer for very little money!

    What you get:

    How you get it:

    Ask about internet for only $10 a month!!!

    1481 Marshall Ave
    St. Paul, MN 55104
    (651) 354-2552
    Office Hours
    Monday - Friday 10am - 5:30pm
    Closed: Saturday - Sunday

    Computer Class

    Ever wonder how the email you sent gets to the person you sent it to?

    Check out this great video!

    Just click "Start the Story" to begin.

    GED Science

    Review the Scientific Method:

    Read about some important experiments in history:

    Design your own experiment!

    If you have time, review evolution by reading about some of these interesting adaptations:

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

    Beginning PM

    Learn how to read the Metro Transit bus schedules this week.

    Click here:

    Thursday, October 18, 2012

    Editorial Cartoon

    Go to this Editorial Cartoon.   What symbols do you see in the cartoon?  What message does the cartoon give?  Do you agree or disagree with the cartoon?  Click on "Comments" to answer. 

    You can also take this quiz on "so do I" and "neither do I."

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    Beginning - PM

    Find a recipe on the link below and read out loud with a partner.

    More recipes:

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    GED Writing

    Practice planning and writing an essay about a life experience:
    Punch Essay

    Now try writing an essay on your own (or with a partner) about one of the topics here:
    Essay Topics

    If you're interested, have a look at what the 2014 GED test is going to look like

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    Computer Lab

    Looking for something to do in computer lab?  Check out these great videos that review what we have learned in class and give you an introduction to what we will be learning! 

    Please note: Some vocabulary is different, so please remember the vocabulary you learned in class. (Example: Video --> CPU.  Class --> System Unit)

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    Monday, September 24, 2012

    Computer Class - Using Email

    Today we are going to learn how to use email!

    But FIRST try this game to warm up your computer skills!

    Click on the LINK

    • click on the arrow to begin play
    • click on PLAY NOW
    • click on HELP to read the directions
    • click on the red X and play away!

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012

    Computer Class Activities

    • Practice using the Paint software with the mouse (NOT the touchpad)
      • Start Menu --> Programs --> Accessories --> Paint
    • Folder Excercise
      • Practice creating a new folder
      • Create and save a document to your new folder
      • Try moving it to the Documents folder, then back to your new folder 

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012

    Monday, September 17, 2012

    Computer Class - Using the Mouse

    Practice controlling the mouse with these exercises.

    Was that easy?  Try these exercises!

    When you are finished, open Paint from the Start Menu and create some beautiful art with your newfound mousing skills!

    Skills: Click, Double Click, Right Click, Click and Drag, Scroll

    Thursday, August 9, 2012

    Creating a new email account

    Students, Today we are going to practice filling out internet forms and understanding security codes.

    click on the hyperlink below to create a new email account on

    Is this a secure website?

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    I did many things yesterday.  I woke up at 7:00AM.  I cooked potatoes for breakfast.  After that, I drove to Neighborhood House and prepared for class.  We studied the past tense.  I sent some e-mails after class.  I did not watch TV. 

    What are some things that you did yesterday?  What time did you wake up?  What did you eat?  Who did you talk to?  What is something you did not do?

    Thursday, August 2, 2012


    Lets play some vocabulary games!

    Start here with prepositions.

    When you finish you can play any of the other games.

    Friday, July 27, 2012

    What do you like to eat?

    For breakfast, James likes to eat potatoes and eggs.

    For lunch, James likes to eat potatoes and steak.

    For dinner, James likes to eat french fries and fish.

    What do you like to eatPlease click "comments" to answer.

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

    Make a doctor's appointment

    Click here to start!

    Domain Types activity

    The Domain types of a website is the last part of the website address.  The most common is .com but there are many others like .org - .edu - .gov and more.

    The domain types also tells you about the kind of group that made or uses the website.

    Today, research websites with different domain types and talk about the information you find.

    First, click the HYPERLINK to download the activity.

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012


    Tonight will practice exploring "apartment searching" on

    Answer the following questions.

    1. What three things do you like about this apartment?
    2. What three things do you NOT like about this apartment?

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012

    High Beginning Quiz

    This is a quiz about the Possessive Adjectives.  The questions will be about using the words His, Her, My, Our, and Their correctly.

    Amy has a cat.  Her cat is grey and white.

    Jesse has a blue bike.  The bike belonged to his Mother.

    I love to eat rice.  My favorite food is rice.

    Neighborhood House is a small school.  Our school is very nice.

    Khanh and Keng have names that start with the same sound.  Their names both start with the letter K.

    Now, take the quiz:

    assessment link

    Thursday, July 12, 2012

    An Unexpected Adventure

    Do you drive a car?  Are you a good driver or a bad driver?  Do you have a story about a ride in a car?  Click "comments" to write your answer. 

    When is it?

    Click here to find the worksheet!

    Wednesday, July 11, 2012

    High Beginning - In, On, or At

    Students, Click on the Link above to go to the sentence quiz.  Read each sentence then view the answer.  If you guessed the answer wrong.  Write it down in your notebook.

    After you are done, open Microsoft Word and type the sentences you wrote down.

    Thursday, June 28, 2012

    #1 Describe the Classroom

    write 3 sentences about objects in the classroom.  What is on the wall? How many computers do you see?  How many desks are in this classroom?  What else can you tell me about the classroom?

    #2 Spot the Difference 
    Find the difference between these two pictures, then write a sentence telling what the difference is.

    In the top picture, there is a sign that says "meeting in progress" 
    In the bottom picture there are no papers on the desk.

    Monday, June 25, 2012

    Computer Class -> Laptop vs. Desktop

    There are many differences between a Laptop and a Desktop computer.

    Write a comment and say one thing that is different and one thing that is the same for a laptop or a desktop computer.

    Thursday, June 21, 2012

    June 21, Evening

    Today we are going to practice using Skills Tutor.

    Click HERE to get started.

    Use the information on your orange card to log in.

    Getting to Know Each Other

    Good Morning Students!

    Let's learn about each other today.  Write a comment on this post to introduce yourself, tell us:

    -Your Name
    -The Place where you were Born
    -How long you have lived in Minnesota 

    If there is time, write another comment with a question like -- "Do you have any children?"
    Friends Shaking Hands

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012

    Monday, June 18, 2012

    Summer Quarter Begins!

    Welcome to Neighborhood House!

    Whether it is your First or Fifth year with us, we Welcome you!  

    It is going to be a HOT HOT Summer on the West Side.

    Tell us what you will do to stay cool and have fun.

    Tuesday, June 5, 2012

    Sunday, May 27, 2012

    ELL Advanced AM

    Learning Styles

    Write a paragraph about your learning style:

    Thursday, May 24, 2012

    Videos About Phone Messages

    Today we are going to watch videos about talking on the phone and taking phone messages.  

    Watch the first video then press Pause and answer the questions on your worksheet before watching the next video.

    Click on the Link below to go to the videos. 

    Thursday, May 17, 2012


    Are you good with money or bad with money?  How do you try to save money?  Click on "Comments" to answer.  Please give examples!

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012

    Beginning -PM

    Click on the links to practice family vocabulary.

    Investigating Available Jobs

    Look at these Job Postings and answer the questions about each position on your worksheet.

    PCA - Personal Care Attendant

    Housekeeping Aide - Bethesda Hospital

    Warehouse Worker - Forklift Operator

    What Job do you think is the best?  Why?  Which Job would you apply for?

    Search For A Different Job Here -


    What job do you want to do?  Why?  Why do you like it?  What education do you need?

    Click "Comments" to write your answers.

    Wednesday, May 9, 2012

    Beginning- PM

    Tonight we will get directions from 
    Your Home Address to Neighborhood House using

    1. Click  on  A and enter your home address.
    2. Click on  B and enter 179 E. Robie, Saint Paul, MN 55107.
    3. Then click on the green directions tab.

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012


    Learning how to use the Metro Transit Bus.

    Click here:

    1. Starting point is your home address.
    2. Destination is Neighborhood House
       - 179 East Robie Street, Saint Paul, MN 55107.

    High Beginning - Maps and Buses

    Today we will use Google Maps to find an address and directions.

    First, CLICK HERE to go to the Google Maps website.

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012

    Advanced ELL AM

    Phrasal Verb Questions

    1. How often do you eat out?

    2. Who do you get along well with?

    3. What happens if you talk back to your teacher?
    4. Do your friends ever drop by uninvited?

    5. Do you ever have to take care of one of your relatives?

    6. Have you ever run out of gas?
    7. Have you ever run into your teacher at the supermarket?

    8. What do you think you should cut down on?

    Directions: Please answer the questions.  Put the question's number next to each answer.
    1. I eat out every meal! 
    4.  When I was a kid I ran into my teacher at the store and I shrieked.  I hid behind my cart while my teacher talked to my mom.

    High Beginning PM May 1

    Directions and Google Maps

    Download the questions from a google doc here:

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    Most parents send their children to school.  However, in the United States, many parents choose to teach their children at home.  Do you think that homeschooling is a good idea or bad idea?  Write about your opinion and give reasons to support your viewpoint.

    Descriptive Adjectives And Feelings






    In a comment, Write a sentence describing one of the five pictures. For example 

    "The man in picture 1 is angry at his computer."

    Beginning - PM

    Find a recipe on the link below and read out loud with a partner.

    More recipes:

    The link below is a game on reading recipes.

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    Advanced ELL AM Questions

    Good morning, Advanced students! 

    Please answer three of the following questions:

    1.  When do you feel the happiest?

    2.  What are you most proud of?

    3.  What is something many people do not know about you?

    4.  What surprised you most about the United States?

    High Beginning -PM

    Today you will be practicing physical and emotional adjectives with the following activities:

    Activity #1

    Activity # 2

     Activity #3

    Activity #4


    Using the adjectives you learned so far, describe the picture below. 
    Write your answers in the Comment Box. 

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    Beginning -PM

    Eating Healthy

    Click on the link below for some interactive activities:

    Google your favorite foods:

    A Question for You

    The lottery has been in the news a lot lately. A few people win a lot of money! Many more people win nothing. Some people who win money stay anonymous (nobody knows their names). Some people who win put their photos in the newspaper. What do you think? If you won, would you stay anonymous?

    Is buying a lottery ticket a good idea? Why or why not? Please click on "Comments" to answer.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    High Beginning -PM

     Examples of Family Relationships

    Family Relationships   
    Family types 
    Nuclear family                                                                  Extended family 
    (a family group that consists only of father,                (a family consisting of the nuclear gamily and their mother and children)                                                                                 blood relatives)                         
           husband                                                                                 grandfather(great-)                   cousin
           wife                                                                                         grandmother                              nephew
           son                                                                                          uncle                                            niece
           daughter                                                                                aunt                                             godmother

    ü      Relatives
    Relatives by marriage                                                             Second family
    Father-in-law                                                                                   stepfather
    Mother-in-law                                                                                 stepmother
    Brother-in-law                                                                                 stepbrother
    sister-in-law                                                                                     half brother
    ü      Marital Relatioships                                                                                        
    split up/break up


    bachelor/single girl

    start a relationship

    Ellipsis Practice

    Johnny Depp Interview

    Thursday, April 12, 2012

    Reading a Schedule - High Beginning


    1. What is the first class on the schedule on Monday?
    The first class on Monday is ......
    2. How many appointments are on Tuesday? What is the second appointment?

    3. What day of the week has three appointments? What is the third appointment?

    Post four comments to answer each of the questions. One for the first question. one for the second question. One for the third question and one comment to ask a question for the fourth instruction.

    4. Write a question about one of the appointments. write if it is the first, second, third or fourth appointment that day.

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    Beginning -PM

    Activity - How to read a Calendar

    Activity #1
    Use headphones and listen to "how to read a calender" on the link below.

    Activity #2
    Find dates and practice reading and asking each other.
    Ask questions using "when is ___________?"
    Question:  When is Valentines Day?
    Answer: Valentines Day is February 14.
    Below is calendars and a list with 2012 events and holidays.

    Activity #3
    Find the the dates and label on your April/May calendar. Feel free to add "your personal" event/activities to your calender.

    April Fools Day
    Cinco de Mayo
    Mothers Day
    Memorial Day

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    High Beginning- PM

    What Holidays do you Celebrate?

    Below are some websites that may help you find pictures of some celebrations or festivals you might celebrate.

    Once you find a picture(s) follow the directions below.

    1. Find a picture(s) of a celebration.
    2. Paste the picture(s) on a MS word document.
    3. Type and describe the celebration on a MS work document.

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012

    Clothes for a Job Interview

    How should you dress for a job interview?

    What do you think? Please look at the pictures and then click "Comments" to answer.

    Good or bad?

    Good or bad?

    Good or bad?

    Good or bad?

    Good or bad?

    Good or bad?

    Good or bad?

    Good or bad?

    Good or bad?

    What should you wear to a job interview? Click on "Comments" to answer.

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012

    "There is" and "There are"

    Describe these pictures of the classrooms with sentences that start with "There  is" and "There are".
    When completed click on the website below: