Beach Elementary – Winter 2020

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  • #12027
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    You should have received an email from Little Brother with your form-generated journal entry which you should copy and paste below! You can also manually copy the text below and paste into a comment, then fill it out! Please do not use your last name, or any learner names.

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    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

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

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):

    #12045
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Lesson Title: We have rights
    Date of Class: 2/4/20
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 9:00
    MC: Amanda
    DJ:
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Know your rights
    How Many Learners: 0
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 6
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = n/a
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = n/a
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = n/a
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = n/a
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We did not have any learners the first day. As parents were leaving from dropping their kids off, I stood at the door and held a sign saying “English Class” with the days and times. I had three conversations with different parents who sounded interested in joining, but no one could stay that day. After about 30 min, Patrik and I met with the PTA liaison Nate and the SUN coordinator Monique. We made copies of flyers advertising English class and Monique and I hung them up all around the school.

    #12046
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Site: Beach Elementary
    Lesson Title: Getting around town
    Date of Class: Feb 06, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:00 AM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Maps and Addresses
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 6
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 5
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): The three learners who came today all know each other. Two had lower English skills and one was quite high. It felt like maybe he thinks he is too high level for the class, so if he comes back I will work hard to engage and challenge him more. I think it would also help if we had a couple more learners to collaborate with. We talked about how we got to class, and then using pictures of other transportation modes (MAX, bus, bike, plane, etc) did some round robins about getting to class – How did you get to class today? I flew my plane. Oh! You flew your plane! etc etc. We then took a look at the Trimet system map, but it was not very successful, and I need to bring different maps in the future. One of the learners could not read the map at all because her eyesight was not good enough (and she either doesn’t have or didn’t bring glasses). Next time we will use a simpler map of the closer neighborhood. Finally, we had one learner give us directions to walk from her house to the school (When you leave my house, take a right. At the corner, take a left. Walk straight until you get to school).

    #12056
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Site: Beach Elementary
    Lesson Title: We have rights
    Date of Class: Feb 11, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:00 AM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Know your rights
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 5
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We used a flyer from the ACLU for a listen and point. We then watched one of the “We Have Rights” videos. We dictated a few sentences from the video, and then Round Robined a practice dialogue about ICE coming to the door and what we can say.

    #12071
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Site: Beach Elementary
    Lesson Title: Where’s that?
    Date of Class: Feb 13, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:00 AM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Maps and Addresses
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We did a listen and point with a map showing the area surrounding Beach elementary. We then round robined asking and answering the address of the school. We then wrote our own addresses in the correct format and round robined those. We went back to the map and asked “Where’s Peninsula Park” and answered “Oh, its on Rosa Parks Way East of I-5” for a few different locations.

    #12096
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Site: Beach Elementary
    Lesson Title: Victims have rights
    Date of Class: Feb 18, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:00 AM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Know your rights
    How Many Learners: 1
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We talked about the Lutheran Community Services support for victims of hate crimes. We dictated what a hate crime was, the number we can call for help, etc. We did a listen and point of the LCS brochure. The learner’s baby was very fussy and in need of a nap in the last 20 minutes, so we played and sang “Twinkle twinkle” and the learner wrote down the lyrics to sing along. Was a nice way to end the class.

    #12107
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Site: Beach Elementary
    Lesson Title: Getting to the laundromat
    Date of Class: Feb 20, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:00 AM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Maps and Addresses
    How Many Learners: 1
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We did a listen and point with a sheet I made about where stuff is on a page “It’s next to the star” etc. This gave us lots of time to practice pronunciation – especially with “It’s”. Then we watched a video of the book Knuffle Bunny, which involves a dad and kid walking through town to get to the laundromat. We dictated the directions to the laundromat and then asked each other how they got there: “They ran down the block, and through the park. They zoomed past the school and into the laundromat”. We then had a good discussion about how we do laundry at home. We also talked about our kids and their favorite stuffed animals/toys (which is featured in the story). Overall this lesson worked really well in that we had practice writing (something this learner is lower level at) plus nice conversations (which the learner is quite good at).

    #12117
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

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    Site: Beach Elementary
    Lesson Title: Bill of Rights
    Date of Class: Feb 25, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:00 AM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Know your rights
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 5
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 5
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We used the Bill of Rights video, did some dictation of the video and then asked each other about the amendments. We then read a story with lots of useful commands (called “Press Here”) because we were distracting the baby who comes with one of the learners.

    #12132
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

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    Site: Beach Elementary
    Lesson Title: Where do they live?
    Date of Class: Feb 27, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:00 AM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Maps and Addresses
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): One of the regulars was sick, so it was one regular and one learner who regularly comes to other locations. We looked through a book called “Where Children Sleep” and dictated some information about the child. There is a large photo of each child’s room, so we then took turns identifying things in the kids’ room – soccer ball, baby doll, fan, cabbage etc. We then took turns asking each other about each kid. I also felt very honored by the chance to rock one of the learner’s baby to sleep. He is getting to know me and it is lovely.

    #12138
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Site: Beach Elementary
    Lesson Title: Know the candidates
    Date of Class: Mar 03, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:00 AM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Super Tuesday
    How Many Learners: 0
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 5
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 5
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 1
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Super bummed about today. I have two regular learners. I knew one would be gone for a doctors appointment. I have typically been arriving for this class more than 30 minutes early to hold up a sign and try to advertise to new parents about the class and invite them in person to join. This morning I had some issues with one of my kids and was a little delayed in getting to school (I am also to the point that I feel like everyone has seen my sign and heard from me, and that getting there super early has diminishing returns). I showed up exactly 15 minutes before class with no sign of my regular learner. After about 10 minutes, a teacher popped her head in and said the learner had asked her if English class was cancelled today and the teacher of course said she didn’t know. So the learner left. I feel terrible about that. I ended up hanging out for the rest of the class time in case anyone popped in but to no avail. I will remedy this on Thursday by giving both learners my cell number so they can check in with me directly (and also tell them that we will NOT cancel class).

    #12147
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Site: Beach Elementary
    Lesson Title: Know your candidates
    Date of Class: Mar 05, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:00 AM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Super Tuesday
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 8
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 8
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): I had planned a lesson for the Thursday module that covered hand washing. I had decided that the lesson was important enough given the current Coronavirus outbreak that I wanted to do it for each of my class locations, so I also did it at Rigler and Rockwood on Wednesday. It turned out that this morning one of my higher level learners from Rockwood came to the class at Beach (which she doesn’t typically do). I didn’t think repeating this information would be as useful to her as it might be to others so I switched gears at the last minute. I had prepared a lesson for the Tuesday class but noone came on Tuesday, so I decided to use that lesson plan instead. We talked about the states that voted on Tuesday and did a listen and point of those states on the map. We then talked about each candidate that was being voted for on Tuesday, and dictated their names, ages, where they were from and something about them. We then went around asking each other questions about the candidates.

    #12178
    WebMaestrex
    Keymaster

    Site: Beach Elementary
    Lesson Title: Help!
    Date of Class: Mar 10, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:00 AM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Primaries & Caucuses
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): good

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 2
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 3
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 2
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 3
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 3
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 3

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): This was one of the toughest classes I’ve had in a while. First, I was late (came at 902, and the learners were already there). Then the door was locked. There was a child who wasn’t really able to be quiet (until the end). We tried to incorporate him into the activities, and it just wasn’t working.. one of the learners wanted me to use a book about barack obama, which was cool. I had a map that was just not good, and one learner couldn’t see. We ended up trading off the child so that each person could spend a little time practicing, mostly reading/pronunciation practice. Both learners said they’d be unavailable the following class day

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