Monday, March 30, 2020

Let's Use Flipgrid - You Can Do It !

Our grid is at This week's topic is virtual museum tours.

If you install the app on your phone, you first put in the name of the grid: ymcaseniors

Next you put in your user ID, which I told you or Roaa told you or Qi told you.

My email is .

Is this Plan Working?

Hi, students!

Three cheers for Manlin and Riming. They were able to log into Flipgrid and make videos to answer my video.

Next I made a video RESPONSE to each of their videos.

Did you watch your response video, Riming? Manlin?

Students can also respond to each other. We can all talk on Flipgrid.

I think it's easy, but maybe you think it's difficult.

Do you have other ideas?

You can comment here (below) by clicking the number of comments link. You can comment on Flipgrid by making a video.

Please stay safe. I hope the curve of COVID-19 in Canada and the U.S. flattens and takes a downturn soon so that we can all be together again.

Here is my new topic video for this week. I'm sorry about my bad wifi connection. I am working from my mother's house.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Plan for March 23 and Onward

Hello, students of the seniors' class!

Let's use Flipgrid to stay engaged! You have used it before.
If joining from your laptop or desktop computer, just use this link to our YMCA Seniors grid. Your username consists of the first three letters of your first name and the first three letters of your last name, no space, one capital letter at the beginning of the entire username. For example, my name is Kelly Morrissey, so my login ID would be Kelmor. Notice that only the K is capitalized, not the m of my last name.

If your last name has only two letters, then your login ID has only five letters, not six.

If you get into the SENIORS' grid using the link above, then just put in your user ID.

Here is a little tutorial on how to use Flipgrid. It's quite easy.

Here is our first topic: Social distancing. After you watch my video, click the green PLUS icon to make your own in response.

If you wish to use your phone, you'll need to install the free Flipgrid App. Let me know in a comment below if you are able to do so.

If you like Facebook and prefer to practice English with me using Facebook messenger, you can do that on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 to 11:30. You can also email me for reading and writing practice.

Kelly P.S. Please be aware of these COVID-19 related scams. Don't be a victim.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Tooth Talk

Hello, students of the seniors' class.

I forgot to mention that Conversation Cafe is this afternoon, March 13th, from 4:00 to 6:00 at Pause Cafe.

Manlin really wants to learn all about teeth, so let's help her out!

This is a vocabulary lesson with audio and a quiz at the end.

Here is a dialogue we can practice.

Here is another dialogue.

This is the Canadian tooth numbering system. It's different from the system used by the American Dental Association. There you can also learn adjectives used to describe the various surfaces of teeth, such as distal, buccal, lingual, etc. I heard those terms being used when I let St. Clair College dental hygiene students work on me under the supervision of their teacher.

Also on Friday we finish the story of Josiah Henson, so you may wish to watch this documentary.