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Class 3A wrote some stories about money and other related financial matters. Read one below and then take the quiz to test your comprehension…

Yueh Hong Hsia

Lucky Money

Holidays are always celebrated by family and friends together, talking and drinking. My uncle celebrated his birthday this year on Thanksgiving Day because everyone in my uncle’s family had the day off. There were about twenty people. My uncle has seven grandsons and with my daughter there was a total of eight kids at this party. They were very happy because every kid got 100 dollars from my uncle. I was happy too.

My cousin is a chef. He cooks very well and always makes special food for family parties. This time he also cooked. My cousin usually drinks a lot and I can drink a lot too, but I’m never drunk. Sometimes just a little dizzy. When we finished the party, my husband drove me home.

The next morning, my husband left home early. After he came back, I was still asleep. I just heard my husband say, “Thank you to me. I found your wallet next to my car.” I felt very lucky because my driver’s license, credit card, and a few hundred dollars with my daughter’s lucky money were in my wallet. Now I always check my bag to make sure my wallet is inside.

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Bored or Boring?

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Time for some more grammar. This time, we’re looking at adjectives ending in -ed and -ing.

Adjectives describe nouns.

Many adjectives end in “ed” and “ing” – like bored and boring, excited and exciting, interesting and interested. But it’s sometimes confusing which form you should use.

Basically, you use adjectives ending in “ed” when describing how someone feels. So you should usually say “I’m bored” instead of “I’m boring,” “I’m confused” rather than “I’m confusing,” and “I’m tired,” not “I’m tiring.”

You use adjectives ending in “ing” when you describe something that causes the feeling. For example, “The movie was boring,” or “My English class is interesting,” or “The book was very exciting.”

Here’s a video which explains it further. After you watch the video, take the quiz to test your knowledge.

Idiom of the Week: Yes Man

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Meaning: Someone who agrees with everything their leader says or does.

Examples:

Good leaders don’t surround themselves with a bunch of yes men.

I’m not a yes man – I’ll always tell you my real opinion.

You don’t really want advice, you just want a yes man!

 

Pop Quiz:

A yes man is…

A. good.

B. bad.

C. neither good nor bad.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

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Are Leprechauns Real?

From Wonderopolis:

On St. Patrick’s Day, you’re likely to see plenty of leprechauns. These mythical creatures are the small fairy folk of Irish legends. They’re traditionally portrayed as snappy dressers in green suits with hats and buckled shoes.

Leprechauns are small. Some pictures show them tiny enough to sit on your shoulder, while others claim they’re about the size of small children.

Leprechauns are known to be practical jokers who love to play tricks on humans. Even though they’re occasionally mischievous, they are intelligent creatures that are mostly harmless.

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Our Story, Your Story Revisited

Last week our students our students read their Your Story, Our Story submissions at the Tenement Museum. Here are some photos from the event:

Your Story, Our Story features objects that tell personal stories of American immigration and migration.

This national project uncovers the patterns that bind us, no matter where we came from or how long we’ve been here. Explore stories from across the country, upload the story of an object that carries meaning in your family, and join us in telling the story of American immigration and migration.

In collaboration with the Tenement Museum, Class E4 (taught by Allyn Wong) share their stories online.

Click here to read their stories!