Saturday, April 29, 2017

Alzheimer's Disease

Hello, students of the seniors' class,

We did a needs assessment by passing around pamphlets that we picked up on Health Access Day. You chose three topics you would like to explore further: Alzheimer's Disease, the VON, and the Clinic Seeker app.

Let's start this week with Alzheimer's Disease. Although it's an ambitious undertaking, I'd like to show this movie in two parts. We will have quite a number of terms to learn before we can watch it, but I know we can handle it if we break it down over time.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017



This morning I was unable to find more information on Jennifer Brea and her disease. Now I've found it. You can watch her TED Talk with Arabic or Chinese subtitles.

This one has Chinese subtitles.

This one has Arabic subtitles.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Language Lessons

It's about time for another needs assessment. Until then, let's enjoy this touching little video and explore its message.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

We Taught Each Other

Spelling City is now in the sidebar ----->

What great presentations you all did! You really rocked it.

You made posters.

You gave presentations. You spoke clearly, took turns, and used props well.

We even improvised a ping-pong table and had a live demo!

Excellent work, everyone!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

What Can You Teach Me?


This week we have divided into groups in order to share our expertise with one another. One group will teach the rest of us how to play ping pong. That will come in handy when we take our field trip to the open air ping pong table in Kiwanis Park.

The second group will teach us how to fish. Weimiao and many other students in our class are very accomplished Detroit River anglers.

The third group will teach us how to knit. That group needs for me to post three short videos for them. Here they are.

Cast on:
The knit stitch:

Cast off:

Friday, April 7, 2017

Leisure Time

Some of us have too much idle time on our hands. That's not good for our mental and emotional well-being. It's better to keep our bodies and minds active, isn't it?

We're compiling a long list of free and low cost things to do in Windsor, especially downtown and within easy reach of public transit.

We are also exploring the idea of teaching each other how to do something. For example, some of us know how to knit and others wish to learn. Some of us know how to play ping pong; others are dying to know how. Let's have a knowledge and skills exchange!

Log in to Spelling City to do some spelling and vocabulary activities with this week's words.

In May we are going to take a field trip to the open air ping pong table in Kiwanis park.