Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Canada - Geography and History 1

Hello, LINC 2 students!

This week we learned some quick facts about Canada. Wednesday we began studying a little about the first people to live here.

Practice spelling some words from our lessons.

Here is an easy quiz on the present continuous.
This one is also not too difficult.
This quiz is a little harder.
This one is fun, too.

Present simple or present continuous? Try this quiz!

Do you know where all the provinces and territories are? Try this quiz!
If you want, you can watch this 10-minute video about the Aboriginal Peoples.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Dear Teachers

Thank you to those who stayed till the end and those who gave up and left early but who are now trying to create a blog from home. Please don't hesitate to call on me if you get stuck or can't figure something out.

Thank you for your kind words of appreciation.  Having things not go as planned is a (recovering) perfectionist's worst nightmare. So thank you for making it easier on me by so graciously rolling with the punches.

I hope you have a wonderful time exploring these links and creating your own site.

Please leave me a comment here and let me know where I can come peek at your new web log.

Happy blogging!


Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Classroom Blog for Beginners

What is a web log (blog)?

A blog is a personal website where one may regularly record opinions, activities and experiences for others to read and, optionally, comment upon.

There are many free online blogging platforms with tutorials to help you get up and running quickly.

What prompted me to start using a blog in LINC classes?
  • I wanted a place to park links to sites I would use again and again
  • I wanted computer lab day to be less stressful for me
  • I wanted to make students' experience in the lab stress-free
  • I wanted to empower students, make them more self-sufficient in the lab, able to choose among activities and set their own pace
What are some other reasons teachers use web logs?

There are as many reasons for blogging as there are teachers and classes. Here are some ways you may wish to use a web log:
  • to make computer lab day easier, as many of my colleagues have done (see sidebar), and as I have done for my seniors and for my literacy class
  • to give your students a forum for expression, exploration and collaboration
How will you use your new blog? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Canada's Geography

Hello, LINC 2 students!

This week we studied Canadian geography.

Watch this 10-minute tour of Canada's festivals and highlights.

Please practice your Canadian map skills HERE.

Practice spelling the provinces and territories HERE.


We also learned "be going to" for future.

Watch this video to revise the grammar.

Take a quiz HERE.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Helping Your Child Succeed

Hello, LINC 2 students!

This week we learned these adjectives to describe people. We used these words on the Ontario report cards that we made for four students: Sarah, Todd, Tommy and Mary.

Have fun with them. Spell them and play games.

We reviewed comparative and superlative.  Take this quiz to practice.

Then we watched a video about newcomers with children. How can we help newcomer children succeed in school? You can watch the video again in English, or in Chinese, Arabic or French. I'm sorry it's not in Karen.


Thursday, April 3, 2014


Hello,  LINC 2 Class!

I am happy to be your teacher now. You are good students!

Here are your links for this week:

Vocabulary (words)
Reading and Listening