Our volunteers do all kinds of service. Volunteer Janeen VanOrman tends a baby while her mother attends school. Daycare is provided for both the day and night sessions.
Thanks to the visitors who came to Columbus BAS Tuesday night.. We welcomed Reading Horizons President Tyson Smith, Tom Lloyd and wife, Jim Woodward and wife from the Good Samaritan Foundation, President Marchant, and President Peterson who all received a tour of the school and observed classes.
Jenna Schroder and Heidi Hyte from Reading Horizons visited the school's night session this week. While there, they observed students using the Reading Horizons online program and participated in the one-to-one and Reading Horizons classes. Thanks, Jenna and Heidi, for taking the time to come and observe, to help with students, and to answer questions!
Today was the last day for volunteers Kevin and Kay Theriot. Many thanks to both of them for their invaluable service this last year! You will be missed!
Level 2 Day welcomed 2 new students today. They started class by talking about using the public library--how to get a library card and being able to check out books, DVD's, and CD's for free. They learned vocabulary words like librarian, shelf, check out, reserve, due, and fines. Later, they discussed how to create negative statements and also practiced using contractions in statements like "We are not going, we're not going, we aren't going." After using the computers to complete their Reading Horizons assignments, they participated in a math evaluation and a group reading discussion..
Student were given the most fun homework assignment ever--to watch TV or movies in English to help their brains adjust to English sounds!
This dedication was placed opposite the title page in each of the Reading Horizons manuals.
The Reading Horizon Manuals
Donated by Yukie Yamaski Namba
Dedicated to her parents Jinroku and Yasuyo Yamsaki
It was hard times in the early 1900’s when Jinroku and Yasuyo Yamasaki emigrated from Japan to the United States. They came in search of opportunities to improve their living conditions. After my parents married in 1917, they settled on a small farm in Rexburg, Idaho which became their home for their lifetimes. They struggled to learn English and to adapt to their new American way of life. My mother was especially passionate about reading. Unfortunately, the books available to her were printed in English which she could not read. Thus, these Horizon Reading manuals are dedicated to my parents, in behalf of those who are striving to learn the English language.