Friday, September 21, 2018

Newsletter Prep



https://thisibelieve.org/


Goal: Newsletter

MAE Flag

Civic Objective#: 17
Civic Objective: Analyze community resources in order to access appropriate assistance and/or find appropriate ways to prevent or solve family and/or community problems such as substance abuse, spousal abuse and gang violence.
1. Read about and/or discuss characteristics, consequences, and solutions of problems found within the family and/or community such as substance abuse, spousal abuse, and gang violence.
2. *Locate family help agencies in the community using the Internet and/or other resources and list/chart information such as locations, phone numbers, services and fees, etc.
5. List and/or discuss options related to agencies/programs available to help solve family and/or community problems.
8. *Identify family and/or community problems.
9. *Read simple stories with pictures about family problems and how they were solved.

https://www2.casas.org/elc/index.cfm?fuseaction=COAAPSList.details&ELCAssessStatusID=16294



9/24 11 am Upwardly Global Presentation
https://www.upwardlyglobal.org/
Upwardly Global strives to help immigrants & refugees succeed in professional careers in the USA, while connecting employers with diverse talent.



Distance Learning at Milpitas Adult Education
Learn at home with your own computer on your own pace
No classroom meetings

Who are eligible?

  • Have a desktop or a laptop computer with a stable wi-fi service at home
  • Commit for a full 10-week term
  • Complete a minimum of 8 hours online work each week
  • Attend the orientation meeting at school
  • Meet the teacher via technology each week
  • Complete an e-test at school in the end
  • Contact MAE office at Room 400 for application and questions
  • Limited 40 seats!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

This I Believe



Mindfulness Meditation presentation by Rev. Weragoda Sujatha .  If you have more questions, please contact Rev. Weragoda directly at 7wsujatha@gmail.com


This I Believe is a five-minute CBS Radio Network program, originally hosted by journalist Edward R. Murrow from 1951 to 1955. The show encourages both famous and everyday people to write short essays about their own personal motivation in life and then read them on the air. This I Believe became a cultural phenomenon that stressed individual belief rather than religious dogma.  It has been revived several times, most notably by NPR.  You can find an archive of essays and audio files at https://thisibelieve.org/


https://thisibelieve.org/essay/121218/
Mar 30, 2015 ... Emily Schmitt Lavin has made a lot of grilled cheese sandwiches in her life, and she admits that a majority of them had one burned side

Also see: A Universal Ideal by Holly - St. Helena, California = Entered on May 15, 2006

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Happy Constitution and Citizenship Day!


Happy Constitution and Citizenship Week from Milpitas Adult School! 

Find more great Happy Constitution and Citizenship Week at http://www.uscitizenpod.com/2018/09/citizenship-resources-for-constitution.html


Please translate:

Milpitas Adult Education welcomes you to our Back-to-School Night


Visit our classrooms to see the students’ plans to work toward their goals:
Listen to teachers’ class introductions.
Watch slide show presentations.
Sign the “Constitution” to celebrate Constitution and Citizenship Day.
Talk with current students and their families.

  • We are the only full service Adult Education program in the City of Milpitas and the largest instructional provider for the Santa Clara County Office of the Sheriff. All our certificated staff are qualified and credentialed, and are expected to implement research and evidenced-based instructional norms in their classrooms.

  • In Milpitas today, 66.2% of residents are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21%. The most common language spoken in Milpitas, Ca in 2015, next to English, was Vietnamese with 13.1% of the overall population being native Vietnamese speakers. This was followed by Chinese speakers with 12.5%, and Tagalog speakers with 11.2%



ESL 6 students: Please review the following presentations:

On Thursday, September 20, Nicole Steward, the district's School-Linked Services Coordinator (Family Engagement) to do a 90-minute presentation 


Pursuit of Happiness Blog: Maira Kalman 

An Inauguration At Last
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/29/the-inauguration-at-last/

In Love with A. Lincoln
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/26/in-love-with-a-lincoln/

So Moved
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/26/so-moved/

May It Please the Court
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/23/may-it-please-the-court/

At Ease
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/28/at-ease/

Time Wastes Too Fast
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/25/time-wastes-too-fast/

Can Do
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/30/can-do/

I Lift My Lamp Besides the Golden Door
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/27/i-lift-my-lamp-beside-the-golden-door/

For Goodness Sake
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/24/for-goodness-sake/

E Pluribus Unum
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/29/e-pluribus-unum/

Back to the Land
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/26/back-to-the-land/

By George
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/31/by-george/ 






Thursday, September 13, 2018

Learn about the Constitution!

Learning Chocolate



USCIS Civics (History and Government) Questions for the Naturalization Test
1. What is the supreme law of the land?
▪ the Constitution
2. What does the Constitution do?
▪ sets up the government
▪ defines the government
▪ protects basic rights of Americans
3. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
▪ We the People
4. Where is the Statue of Liberty?
▪ New York (Harbor)
▪ Liberty Island
5. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?
▪ because there were 13 original colonies
▪ because the stripes represent the original colonies
6. Why does the flag have 50 stars?
▪ because there is one star for each state
▪ because each star represents a state
▪ because there are 50 states
7. What is the name of the national anthem?
▪ The Star-Spangled Banner

Looking Forward to Constitution Week (The Judicial Branch) and more



Jennifer ESL: Adjective Clauses: More Uses of Relative Pronouns in English (WHICH, WHOM)\

si.edu: Preparing for the Oath: The Judiciary (videos)


VOA Learning English: The Rise of the US Supreme Court (article and audio)

VOA Learning English: How the Supreme Court Makes Decisions (article and audio)

VOA Learning English: 8 Important Supreme Court Cases (all articles, videos, and audio here)
  1. Lemon v Kurtzman (separation between church and state) article
  2. Loving v Virginia (marriage between people of two different races) article
  3. Miranda v Arizona (rights of people under arrest) article
  4. New York Times v. Sullivan (freedom of the press/libel) article
  5. Brown v. Board of Education (school desegregation) article
  6. Obergefell v Hodges (gay rights) article
  7. Johnson v Texas (freedom of speech/burning the flag) article
  8. Roe v Wade (right to privacy/abortion) article

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Looking Forward to Constitution Week (The Legislative Branch) and more



JenniferESL: Adjective Clauses: What do you know? Learn English Grammar with Jennifer

si.edu: Preparing the Oath: Congress

Article 1: The Legislative Branch (Congress)
Patheos: Myers-Briggs Doesn’t Know Who You Are (critique of the Myers Briggs test)

Gretchen Rubin:



Monday, September 10, 2018

Looking Forward to Constitution Week and more



2018-09-10 Newsletter

Looking forward to Constitution Week
On Thursday, September 20, Nicole Steward, the district's School-Linked Services Coordinator (Family Engagement) to do a 90-minute presentation 


    Grammar Book dilemma
    Proposal for Student Library


    Pursuit of Happiness Blog: Maira Kalman 

    An Inauguration At Last
    https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/29/the-inauguration-at-last/

    In Love with A. Lincoln
    https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/26/in-love-with-a-lincoln/

    So Moved
    https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/26/so-moved/

    May It Please the Court
    https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/23/may-it-please-the-court/

    At Ease
    https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/28/at-ease/

    Time Wastes Too Fast
    https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/25/time-wastes-too-fast/

    Can Do
    https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/30/can-do/

    I Lift My Lamp Besides the Golden Door
    https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/27/i-lift-my-lamp-beside-the-golden-door/

    For Goodness Sake
    https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/24/for-goodness-sake/

    E Pluribus Unum
    https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/29/e-pluribus-unum/

    Back to the Land
    https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/26/back-to-the-land/

    By George
    https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/31/by-george/ 


    Friday, September 7, 2018

    MAE EL Civics Needs Assessment 2018-2019

    Results from AM classes:


    Results from AM and PM classes (final results)


    Wednesday, September 5, 2018

    Prep for Thursday Info Session



    VOANews: Unclaimed Baggage

    Ever wonder what happens to luggage that was never claimed? To recover some of the costs airlines pay to compensate customers who never recovered their luggage, they sell orphaned merchandise to a store called....Unclaimed Baggage.


    Headlines practice

    EL Civics Survey ppt