Theatre of Arts, Mrs. Johnson's ESL I

Created 11 March 1999
What We've Been Doing
Memorial Library Gargoyle
Field Trips:
Memorial Library Door
Los Angeles Memorial Library, January 1999
Thanks Maggie Johnson, for giving us a wonderful introduction and warm welcome to the library!
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
February 1999, to see the Asian Museum and the Permanent Collection
8 June 1999, to see the Diego Rivera exhibit and review Edward Kienholtz' "Back Seat Dodge"
Barnsdall Park, April 1999
The weather played an April Fool's Trick on us, so we took a rain check on the trip and went on April 8 to see Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House, the Municipal Art Gallery, the grounds, and the views all around, including one of the Griffith Park Observatory and Hollywood Sign.
Hollyhock House Backyard
Alvaro, Mitsuyuki, Baht, and Toshimichi touring Wright's Hollyhock House
8 April 1999
More Photos of our trip to Barnsdall Park
The Japanese American National Museum, 15 April 1999
Some Haiku collected from the Japanese American National Museum on our visit, as we were doing a poem a day for national poetry month
Grand Central Market
The Bradbury Building
We looked at the old ironwork banisters and railings that the Bradbury is known for, shown as an abandoned downtown building in the futuristic/postmodern "Blade Runner."
The Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, 3 May 1999
Special Activities:
April is "America's Official National Poetry Month"
See our poetry pages:
Poems we read in class
Poems we wrote
Haiku collected from the Japanese American National Museum on our April Field Trip there
You can listen to some well-known poems read by ordinary people on real audio
Dr. Seuss, March 1999
Read Across America

What we've been talking about:

The La Brea Tar Pits
The Tar Pits are on Wilshire, just east of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Page Museum, just behind the Tar Pits, exhibits the ice age fossils found in the tar pits.
Olvera Street
The Central Library
We talked about it and asked if that library was the one in "City of Angels."
The Fourth of July
Links to fireworks, apple pie, hot dogs....


Back to First Page of Theatre of Arts Classes
setting up e-mail, books, links
Class Notes
March 1999
April 1999 -- Our Poetry Pages
Mrs. Johnson's Hot Links
great links to ESL/culture sites
Back to Mrs. Johnson's Launch Pad
Great links to more of Mrs. J's pages
Ali Baba's Books
Main Page--Directory
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Created 11 March 1999
Last updated 6 June 1999