Monday, December 8, 2014

Conservation Halton Presents: Christmas Town

This "Christmas Town" program is offered at Mountsberg Conservation Park every year until December 24th. You have to buy tickets in September because it is such a popular program! Remember that for next year if you can !

Friday, November 21, 2014

Regards from Spain to Marcella and all classmates.

Pedro and me. Puerta de Alcalá, Madrid

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Berlin Wall : Documentary on the Berlin Wall from Construction to De...

Here is a History Channel documentary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. If you are interested you can watch it but it's about 2 hours long so get your snacks ready and put your feet up! :)

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989

Good Morning Students. Yesterday, November 9, 2014 was the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Here is a short video of a few historic and emotional moments of this event. We will be discussing this in detail today in class.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Teaser Movember 2014

This Movember film is silent, but the message is clear: if you grow only a moustache in November (no beard) it is a sign you have joined many men around the world in solidarity to talk about men's health issues and raise money for them. Let the Moustache-growing begin!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Good morning, today I have a headache again...see you tomorrow.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween everyone!

Today we're going to carve a pumpkin. To prepare you to do that, you need to watch this video and answer the quiz that is beside the video. Click on this link, watch the video and take the quiz:


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mayor Nenshi Reads Pete The Cat - I Love My White Shoes

We watched this video in class on Wednesday, October 29th 2014. Mayor Naheed Nenshi is the first Muslim mayor of a major Canadian city (Calgary). He is very popular and very effective at being Mayor. He is a very social-media savvy guy. We talked about how his leadership in Canada promotes being a Muslim and a Canadian as a positive thing and how Canadians will embrace anyone of any culture if they love Canada and serve well in their position. Mayor Nenshi is one Fabulous and fun mayor! No wonder the people of Calgary love him!

In light of the recent municipal elections, we also talked about which characteristics are important in a Mayor in Canada - thinking about the examples of Rob Ford (past Mayor of Toronto), Mayor Nenshi, John Tory (soon-to-be Mayor of Toronto) and Mayor Gordon Krantz - what do you think are the top ten characteristics? We wrote down a large list on the board with what you'd expect: charisma, ability to communicate, have vision, planner, organized, problem-solver, honest, trust-worthy, anti-corruption, has good values, intelligent...and I would add that any Mayor should be able to sing and read on you-tube :)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

How are you?
Sorry Marcella I can't come last week,so I didn't find some one who take care with my daughter in the morning so I can't come in the morning class  ,I will go in the afternoon class.I make request to be in the afternoon class but I still wait for applay .thank you

Friday, September 26, 2014

My name is Jaime.
I was born in Bogota Colombia South America.
I have been in Canada since February 2011.
I have been living  in Milton for four years.
In my Canadian family there are six people: my daughter Carolina, her husband Marcello, two girls,
Paula 9 years old , Vanessa 6 years old, and my wife Amparo and I.
I had been working as Veterinarian doctor with cows for many years, now a days I have my own farm where we milk our Brown Swiss cows.
My youngest daughter who is now in Colombia is the one who is in charge of all my business.
I  studied in Colombia twelve years at school and five years at the university.
I came to Canada because my son-in-low and my daughter sponsored me.
My advice for newcomers is that they have to know some English and also to be sure that they can work in the profession they had studied.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hell everyone, my name is ki ok kim.

I first came to Canada in 2005 and I have been living here ever since. I used to live in Mississauga, but in 2009 we moved to Milton. I live with my son, daughter-in-law and twins. Before I came to Canada I was a store owner that sold clothes in Korea, my home country. My education in Korea was different, I only graduated from high school, I did not have the chance to go to university or college. I came to Canada because my son was supporting me and invited me to come. My advice to newcomers is to be with family so you can support eachother

Hi I am Maritza 😊

Hi my name is Maritza i am from Mexico City, I have been in Canada for 9 years.
I did stadded for actress, I was a model, I did worked in a T.V. show in my country.
I had visited Canada for meny years ago, I come back whit my sister, nices and her husband, they decided move from his country, he is from Monteral and I was come whit them to start the French in the University the Montrea, after that I visited Vancouver City and there I met my husband he is Canadian, now we have two  boys, Justin he is 6 years old and Matthew he is 3.
We did moved in car to Vancouver from Milton! by his work...
That was a beautiful and excited travel, we are happy here...  No more rain!!!!  ;)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Hello, my name is Alice, I am from Venezuela but I was living in Spain with my two sons (27 and 23 years old). I was widow. I came to Canada November 2012 and married again in December 2012.  I had come before for holiday because my oldest brother live here with his family. I had a creative business in Margarita Island (Venezuela) but Venezuela turned into a dangerous country and we decided to leave of there. I am architectural designer in my country. I would like to have a good business in Canada and I am working for that. Learning English is the first step (or second step). My advice to newcomerce is loves the change and learn from it and Love Winter and Snow!!!


Alice Krisch

Sunday, September 21, 2014

   Hello, every one!
My name is Nina. I came  to Canada in 2011. I have been in Canada for 3 years.
I came to join my son's family. I moved to Milton about 2 years ago.
I worked as an engineer at an aircraft factory
   My advice to newcomers it's to prepare warm clothes and shoes for the upcoming
long and cold winter.
     Good luck!

All about me

My name is Lai. I was born in Malaysia. I arrived to Canada in December 1993. I have been living in Canada for 19 years now. I got married on july 1997. My husband is Canadian, I have three children. In my house I live with my husband, my three kids, and our pet dog Rosie. When I was living in Malaysia I was a sales girl for a clothing store. I worked at the shopping centre in Singapore for 5 years. I have a college degree in Malaysia. I love Canada because its a peaceful, safe, and beautiful place to live. I hope you guys enjoy it. I want to give advice to newcomers that come to Canada. During the winter you need more time in the morning because the harsh weather can make you late. In the winter time you need to wear really warm clothes such as winter jackets, sweaters, hats, boots, and mittens because it gets really cold in the winter. The winter weather is harsh so make sure you wear warm clothing and are careful going to and from work. Enjoy winter time in Canada
Post by Lai                                                                                                                                                   Sunday September 21, 2014. Have a nice day! :)

Why I came to Canada?

                           Hello, every one. My name is Rania,I 'm from Egypt.I'm married, I have two children. I was Arabic teacher in my home country,so I got Bachelor degree of teaching Arabic language.I have lived in Milton for two years.Canada is a beautiful country,but I came to Canada , because I'm looking for better life to my kids,from where safe ,education,health and away from racism.Finally,I have two Advise to newcomers to Canada first one ,you should bring more  money with them to can live until to get job, the second is ,if you come in the Winter, you should bring heavy clothes with you.

In May 23,2014, my family and I arrived in Milton, Canada. We have been living in Milton, Canada for the last four months. I moved to Canada with my two children and my husband.

In my home country I worked for a Peruvian Company, as a Sales Representative. I got a bachelors degree in business administration.

Canada is a beautiful country, it brings new opportunities and security for me and my family. 

My advice for newcomers to Canada is They will have to do some research about this country before getting here. 

I arrived to Canada on December 14, 2013. I lived in Ontario, Milton for 9 months. My family consists of one daughter, one son and my husband who passed away. I worked as supervisor of chemistry at Ministry of Education. I have finished bachelor degree in science and education. I came to Canada to live with my daughter, her husband, my grand-son and my grand-daughter. I want to say to new-comers,

                                  "You must speak English well"

Thank you                                                                                              Nevin

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Week 1

Welcome to our class and our class blog!

I hope you will learn a lot about your community and your town (Milton) as well as get useful information about citizenship and settling in Canada from this blog.

I also hope that this blog will help you to practice reading and writing in English and more specifically, practice your social media skills by writing blog posts and making comments on your friend's posts. It is like a conversation but it is by written word.

Enjoy the Blog and everything it has to offer you!


Write 1 paragraph to introduce yourself to the class.
Please include the following information:
- when you arrived in Canada
- how long you have lived in Canada and Milton
- who is in your family
- what you did for a job in your home country
-  your education in your home country
-  why you came to Canada
-  give 1 piece of advice to newcomers to Canada

Please have this finished by MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014


 Hello everybody!

My presentation is about famous Egyptian food.

*Egyptian  breakfast 

*Egyptian lunch and dinner

*Egyptian dessert

                                      Egyptian breakfast

1.Egyptian bread :

It is made by mixing whole wheat flour ,water and salt then baked.It is very healthy.

2.Falafel and ful Medames:

Is a well known dish in the Middle east.This food is originated in Egypt.It consists of balls , fava beans or chick peas , onion,parsley,dry cilantro, and pepper mixed together in the blender. Then put it in a deep fryer pot.Also ful medames is a fava beans dip known as ful medams and this is served with Egyptian bread.

3.Papa ganoush :

Made from grilled eggplant that is peeled the mashed and mixed
and with tehini,lemon juice,salt,pepper,parsley,cumin and dressd with olive oil.

4. Tahini salad:
This  salad is made by mixing sesame butter,chick peas,vinegar,lemon juice,pepper ,cumin,and olive oil.

All the stuff on top can be served with green salad.

Egyptian lunch and dinner 

1.Mulukhiya :
This is green soup is made from the leaves plants that grow in middle east. Mulukiya is prepard by chopping the leaves with garlic and corinder and cooking it in an animal stock such as chicken,beef or rabbit and served with Egyptian bread or rice.

2. Fatta :

fatta is consists of some layer ,dry bread ,rice ,lemon juice,sauce with garlic and vinegar then we put the soup of them and meat on the top.Most Moslum  and Christian people like to eat fatta for special festival like Christmas,Easter ,Ed.Edha.
3.Hawawshi :
is a famous traditional Egyptian dish.It is meat minced onion,pepper,parsley and hot pepper,put all the stuff inside the Egyptian bread,then rolled in foal,finally put it in the oven.It is very delicious.

4. koshari :
considered to be the Egyptian national dish,it consists of pasta,tomato sauce including rice,lentils,caramelized onion,garlic and chick peas.

Egyptian dessert

1. Basbousa :
made from semolina,coconut,sugar,yoghurt and soaked in a sugar syrap.It is usually topped with almond and traditionally cut vertically.

2. Egyptian milk pudding:

Friday, June 6, 2014

Today is Friday, June 6.
We reviewed indefinite pronouns today.
You can recieve the worksheet on Monday if you missed today because of the PD day.
If you missed today because it is, um, Friday...well....

Also, if there are any problems with using some and any words, here is a link for you to practice:

Thursday, June 5, 2014

My trip to Bruce Peninsula



Hi Marcella,

I have  a bad  cold. Its started Wednesday.  I will be absent today and tomorrow.
thank for anderstanting me.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Welcome to Lai's Presentation!

Welcome to Malaysia!

Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy located in Southeast Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories and has a total landmass of 329,847 square kilometres separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia.

Malaysia's Capital City is Kuala Lumpur

             Malaysian Flag

              Map of Malaysia

        Twin Towers at night                                                                         Twin Towers in the Day

The Petronas Twin Towers are the highest skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur. In fact, The Twin Towers were the tallest buildings in the world from the year 1998 to 2004 until the Taipei 101 came along. The base of the Towers is the Suria KLCC. This 1,500,000 sq ft shopping haven is the place where you can shop for luxury goods and designer labels. There are also some restaurants.

Street Markets

Petaling jaya street market is where you can find clothing, shoes, food, and groceries.

I would like to show you guys about the morning street market, They call it Pasar Pagi. The street market starts at 6 am to noon.

This is the Coffee Shop where people can have Coffee and Breakfast.

You can buy some fruit at the Street Market.

Petaling Street is a famous street market for many people who travel to Malaysia, It's open from late afternoon to late night. You can find clothing, groceries, food, and all types of food.

You can buy accessories like Purses and Bracelets.

 The Malaysian Night Market – (People call it Pasar Malam) is where you can Bargin, and Get a good price when you are shopping here.

I will now introduce you guys to the Night Market in Malaysia, the best way to experience the local culture.

The street food has many chinese styled foods like Chicken.

You can choose Malaysian, Indian, and Chinese foods from the food court.

The Street Market is a very busy street.