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Maureen Riggs

Site: Ventura Park Elementary
Lesson Title: Eat the rainbow
Date of Class: Mar 05, 2020
Time of Class: 4:00 PM
MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
Module: Prevention & Wellness
How Many Learners: 10
Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): good!

Self Evaluation

Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 8
Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 8
Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 8
Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 7
Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 7
Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): I love this recycled lesson SO much because there’s always someone who is audibly mystified by the idea of rainbow eating. “Are we eating Skittles?” was today’s query. Then, as I pull out fruit and veggies from my cooler, they can see that the color of each represents part of a rainbow and they start guessing what I’ll pull out next to pass around for Round Robin. I also enjoy having them locate words such as “vulgaxanthin” and “cartenoids” during seek & find. VERY VERY chatty and lively class! They made fun of the food I brought in because my apple was bruised and my orange was old and shriveled. “This is a rotten apple!” (rotten became rotten and ugly as the apple made its way around the room).