Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Your Rights at Work

Working people in America have rights to safe, healthy and fair conditions at work. There are many laws about these rights.  But sometimes employers break the law. 

In the United States, we have laws that say NO discrimination based on:





Skin Color


Who You Love

What do you think about these laws?  Have you experienced discrimination at work?  Please click "Comments" to answer.  If you want to read more, you can visit the AFL/CIO website:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Short Story

Last year, a man hit me on my bicycle with his large van. He did not see me because there was a very bad storm. Luckily, I was unhurt but my bicycle was destroyed. The man gave me a ride home but he gave me a fake telephone number, because he said he would pay for my bicycle but he was actually lying.
I don't own a car and I used my bicycle a lot. I was telling this story to some friends later that week, and one of them GAVE me their bicycle for FREE. I was so thankful, she was a very generous person. I still have the bicycle she gave me and I love it.

After you read this story, click on comments below. If you can, write a small story about a time when someone did something nice for you. Or, write something about this short story.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Descriptive Essay

Today we are going to read an essay that is describing where the author lives. It is a descriptive essay because it tells details about something, in this essay it is an apartment.

To read the essay click here: Descriptive Essay

When you are finished reading and answering questions, post a comment and

  • Describe what your home is like.


  • Describe what Neighborhood House is like.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Computer Exercise of the Week


This weeks computer exercise is practicing using the Mouse. You will practice placing the Mouse, Clicking and Double-clicking, Dragging items and even Drawing.

Click this link to go to the exercise webpage:

Start at the beginning, click Placing the Mouse to begin. On the last page, try and draw your name!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The First Family, Meet the Obama Family

We are going to read about President Barack Obama's family. Then we will fill out our worksheets and answer some questions about them. Click on the Link below to view the article,

Meet the Obama Family

Enjoy the reading!

Your Opinion

Right now, the economy in the United States is difficult. Many people have no jobs and are losing their houses. Old people have a hard time retiring. Many people need help to buy food. But businesses and banks are getting help from the government. What do you think about the economy? What can we change to make the economy better?

Please click "Comments" to answer the question. You can say, "I think" or "My opinion is" or "I believe" in your answers.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Exercise of the Week

Here is the featured exercise of the week. This week it is a typing exercise. Click the link then choose a lesson. Have fun!