On Monday evenings, LSS hosts a More English Monday class where students come from all levels of English ability to learn about computers and to expand their English knowledge. This class is crazy and busy. The energy is palpable. The students are excited, even when they are hungry and just off work after a 10-12 hour day. The dedication is unbelievable, and everyone learns something new in More English Monday.
Our students are also very thankful and so happy to be here, safe and sound, with family and friends, with a home and food. This week we discussed Thanksgiving and the students answered the following questions:
What are you thankful for?
I am thankful for my family because they make me happy.
I am thankful for my son because he helps me with my computer.
I am thankful for my team leaders at my job because they help me.
I am thankful for my health because I don’t have any problems.
I am thankful for my car. It helps me for transportation.
I am thankful for my house.
I am thankful for reaching this country, the U.S., because I was a refuge.
I am thankful for American people because they give me freedom.
I am thankful because I am studying English.
I am thankful for the day.
I am thankful for my life.
Why are you thankful for LSS?
I am thankful for LSS because they helped me when I am came as a new refugee.
I am thankful for LSS, because I learn English.
I am thankful because I have very good teachers who teach me English.
I’m thankful for my English classes because I learn more day by day.
I am thankful for LSS because practice computer class.
I’m thankful for LSS because it’s a good school.
I am thankful because I meet many people who are immigrants. They have the same problems as I.
I am thankful for LSS because they help me get citizenship.
What do you think all people should be thankful for?
People should be thankful for peace in the world.
All people should be thankful to have life.
All people need to be thankful for life because every day is a new chance to be better.
Thanksgiving commemorates a time that refugees came from Europe to find friends of the native people living in the wilderness of North America. We celebrate family, friendship, and kindness, safety and freedom, a home, clothes, and food. Thanksgiving is perhaps the most important of all holidays to remember where we came from and remind us where we should be going.
Written by Heather Glidewell, LSS English Instructor