Our Learners Write

Transportation A First Story (by F.L.)

My father drives me many places.
I go to work in the truck. I go to school in the truck. Sometimes I ride my bike.
It all began about five years ago when my cousin and I rode our bikes to the small town of Blissfield. We rode all around town but at the end of the day we ended up at the skate park. Being homeschooled and all I had never really seen anything like it. It just looked so fun I was determined to learn how to skate. So I ended up getting a skateboard and building little ramps and grind rails in my barn and began to teach myself how to skate. I started by picking a trick and not stopping till I got it. No matter how hard it was or how many times I fell, I would always get back up and just keep trying. Once I learned a couple of tricks I started going to the skate park every day. I met lots of new people and that's where I met a lot of my awesome friends I have today. And just like at home, I'd keep falling and just get back up and just keep trying.
How I Started Skateboarding (by EG)

It all began about five years ago when my cousin and I rode our bikes to the small town of Blissfield. We rode all around town but at the end of the day we ended up at the skate park. Being homeschooled and all I had never really seen anything like it. It just looked so fun I was determined to learn how to skate. So I ended up getting a skateboard and building little ramps and grind rails in my barn and began to teach myself how to skate. I started by picking a trick and not stopping till I got it. No matter how hard it was or how many times I fell, I would always get back up and just keep trying. Once I learned a couple of tricks I started going to the skate park every day. I met lots of new people and thatís where I met a lot of my awesome friends I have today. And just like at home, Iíd keep falling and just get back up and just keep trying.
To the Literacy Center (by J. G.)

I write this letter to thank all the people who share knowledge every day at the Literacy Center. They have benefited many people like me who search for literacy knowledge.
I came from far away with only the Spanish language. My interest for a long time was, and still is, to learn English. Thanks to the Adrian Literacy Center, learning certainly is possible. I can say that! Thank you volunteers for the participation here and all around the world. I'm going to keep every sound, every letter, and every word forever in my life. This is wonderful!! Thank you again to everyone. God's blessings to all who are sharing this gift of literacy.
Good Health Is Important (by W. M.)

A few months ago I had an operation. I was in the hospital for about ten days. I am feeling better and am thankful that everything went well. The doctors did a good job and the nurses want me to come back and visit them.
Dolly (by B. B.)

Dolly is a lover of all people and kids. She loves some dogs. Dolly loves me so much. She likes walks. Her dinner time is at 5:00. She loves bones and cookies. She likes to sleep in a bed. It's Dolly's first Christmas, thank you!
A Family Day (by J. c.)

Saturday we went with my brother and nieces to Sauder Village. My niece Sophia volunteers at Sauder Village. She had a nice dress. We walked around and ate lunch. We went to the gift shop and ice cream shop. It was fun. We went to the museum. They had many interesting things such as antiques and collectibles. We visited a lot of different places. It was a nice trip. We really enjoyed this family time. The other important thing was they had the Mexican flag up next to the American flag. My brother said, "They knew I was coming." My beautiful dream changed when I went to work!
Twist of Fate (by M. E.)

Before I came to the U.S., I could find a job right way. But when I came and applied in factories, they never called me back. I waited for four months to find a job. Then I got a job where we make plastic bags for hospitals, stores, and restaurants. I thank God for finding a job. I thought it was going to be easy to get a job, but now I know it's not easy. When the two years were done, I went back to Mexico. When I came back it was even harder to get a job. There were too many people on unemployment.