Thursday, May 7, 2020

Cooking with Teacher Bonnie

Hello, students.
Watch Teacher Bonnie.
Listen many times.
Repeat the words.
Copy the words on paper.
You and I together will make assessments for your binder.

In the kitchen - 1

In the kitchen - 2

Words to know:
baking powder
teaspoon = tsp.
tablespoon = Tbsp.
one half = 1/2
three quarters = 3/4

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Do You Like Facebook?

Hello, students!

We have a new topic this week on Flipgrid.

Do you like Facebook?

Have you friended my teacher account on Facebook?

Kelly's Facebook profile picture and banner image screen shot

Soon the YMCA will have groups by first language on Facebook.

Then teachers will have groups by English level on Facebook.

Go on the Flipgrid or on Facebook and tell me what you think.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Can We Use Flipgrid?

Hello !

Click HERE. Put in your user ID. It is the SAME as your Spelling City username. There is no password.

If you don't know your user ID, you can email me or call your orientation worker.

Go to our Study at Home page.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Maria Gets Sick


We are learning to understand and talk to:
the receptionist
the nurse
the doctor

We are learning to fill out the intake form at the walk-in clinic.

We will read Maria Gets Sick. Our reading will get better day by day.

Here is a video to help us with some common commands. Please step on the scale. Please sit down. Please wait over there.

Monday, March 2, 2020

From Liberia to Nova Scotia


We can describe weather and clothes.

We can read the book From Liberia to Nova Scotia.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Our Needs Assessment 2020

Welcome, new students!

Welcome, returning students!

You want to study:

1) clothes and weather
2) the doctor
3) money
4) food
5) people and family

You do not want to study:
1) the library
2) jobs
3) landlord
4) signs
5) the clock

Friday, January 10, 2020

A Day at Razia's Home

Spell the words.

Play a game.

The book is HERE.

Note to other teachers: We are adding a few pages each day to our book. By the end of week 2, we will have all 36 pages and will be able to read the whole story. This time five months ago, we could not have tackled a story like this one. We are making progress!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

A Time to Share

Hello, class!

Thank you for organizing a holiday potluck. It was AWESOME! Many students made videos. I reminded you to turn your phones sideways. Some did.

Here is a video from Faisal. It shows off our door, too.

Practice your spelling words then play a game. Some of our words this week are:

Boxing Day
food bank

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Winter Break

Winter break is coming soon!

Last week I made a short video of our BINGO game when a student was the "teacher."

Teacher Jackie helped you make holiday cards for people living in Long-Term Care Homes who don't have any gifts at Christmas. They are beautiful.

We are reading about what people in Canada do for the holidays. We voted on what we want to do. Almost everybody wants to decorate the door and eat together. Two people do not want to learn a song. We hope Jiansheng will sing for us. She is a professional singer and voice teacher!

Friday, November 29, 2019

Flyswatter Game

Last week Mejida enjoyed making videos of our flyswatter game to show to her friends. Faisal made one the following week, but remembered to turn his phone sideways for the best layout. Below is Mejida's video.

We are still studying pharmacy labels.

Spell the words.

Play a game.

Monday, November 18, 2019

At the Pharmacy


For two weeks we are learning about medicine labels.

Spell our words.

Watch the video again. We watched it many times.

Here is another video you can watch.

Teachers lurking: worksheets will be available on my website soon at - Literacy - Health. Stay tuned.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Doctor's Appointment - Call the Clinic

We had two very short weeks. We read Call the Clinic. It was easy for us. We know our body parts already. Since we had no lab days for two weeks, we played with Spelling City in the classroom on the projector board.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween

This week we learned to follow directions in a mall.

Most of you said you do NOT like Halloween. Some students think it is evil and wrong. Other students do not like seeing zombie costumes after surviving war back home.

Some teachers dressed up.

We read a story about Sam and his Superman costume on Thursday.

Have a good weekend!

Image by Susanne Jutzeler, suju-foto from Pixabay

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Lien Goes Shopping

This week we read Lien Goes Shopping. It has words we know and some new words.

These are our spelling words. Log in to practice.

Friday, October 4, 2019


1) Practice SPELLING.

2) Listen and learn VEGETABLES.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Food 1 - Fruit

This week we learned the names of many fruits.
Listen to names of fruit.

Practice spelling.

We learned these dialogues:

A: Would you like a _________?
B: Yes, please.
A: Here you are.
B: Thank you.
A: You're welcome.

A: Would you like a _________?
B: No, thank you.

A: How much are _______s?
B: $_____ each / a pound / a kilo.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Our Needs Assessment - September 2019


We voted. We will study:

1) school
2) food
3) shopping
4) the doctor

Then we may vote again or study banking and money. We can decide later.

Monday, June 3, 2019

End of Spring Term 2019

We have learned of things to do in Windsor this summer: fireworks night, Summer Fest, the beach.

Last week we read A Crack in the Tub.

This week we have a big Jeopardy review game.

Have you ever watched Simon's Cat? Can you tell me what is happening?

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Speeding Ticket

Hello, students!

Practice spelling.

Play a game.

Practice typing.

Monday, May 6, 2019


First we learned about Fazil and his part-time job.

Then we learned about minimum wage.