David Douglas – Fall 2019

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  • #11690
    Ramin Tokhi
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    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):

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    #11700
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Help! I lost something on the bus!
    Date of Class: 10/8/2019
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Maureen
    DJ: Maureen
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Nicole, Jess, Charlotte
    Module: Trimet
    How Many Learners: 8
    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) =
    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) = 8
    Total Score: 41
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): This was the first class at this venue, so I really concentrated on making the procedure very clear–lots of “ready!?” and demonstrating with a pencil. We dictated sentences about what to do when you leave something on the bus, then found streets and phrases on actual bus schedules/maps and passed them around “This is a bus schedule!” Played Trimet BINGO where two winners received “cash prizes” (chocolate coins–to much laughter), then asked “Would you like a cookie?” at the end where we passed around a Tupperware of 5-chip cookies I made for the class while we helped learners fill our their Loyalty cards using Jess’s card for a model. Great first class; lots of enthusiastic and smiling learners!

    #11712
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Lesson Title: What three apples are hidden in this pie?
    Date of Class: 10/10/2010
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Maureen
    DJ: Maureen
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: jess, Charlotte, Nicole
    Module: Fall Orchard
    How Many Learners: 12
    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) = 7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 8
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 8
    Total Score: 44
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Today’s lesson was all about apples! I dictated sentences abut apples and their qualities–crisp, tart, sweet, etc. We passed around apple slices and asked each other if we would like a taste, then had apple pie at the end of class and guessed which three apples, of the six we tasted, we used in the pie. learners got a kick out of guessing, but none of them guessed all three apples (Granny Smith, Fuji and Honeycrisp :) ) One of the learners came up after class and very shyly asked me if he could bring friends to the next class. I told him hells yeah!!!

    #11758
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Site: David Douglas
    Lesson Title: What’s a Hop Pass all about?
    Date of Class: Oct 15, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Jess, Charlotte
    Module: Trimet
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): great! We’ll need loyalty cards soon!

    Self Evaluation

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

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): There were fewer learners than last class, however, there were a few very low-level learners, so it took a while to get through the sentences. We celebrated small victories and the learners sitting next to those who struggled were patient, kind and extremely helpful. We asked each other if we had hop cards and passed one around. We laughed when I said I just loaded $30 on the card we passed around and they pretended to put it in their pockets.

    #11770
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Site: David Douglas
    Lesson Title: As American as apple pie
    Date of Class: Oct 17, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Jess and Charlotte
    Module: Fall Orchards
    How Many Learners: 13
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): great!

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 8
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 7
    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) = 8

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): I dictated “10 Easy Tips to Make the Best Pies” and we had a lot of tongue-twisting fun with with word pairs such as ‘crust’s structure’ etc. We closed the class by passing around popular baking apples ie “This is a Granny Smith!” and had to go faster and faster to end the class at exactly 7:30. Learners were almost dropping the apples and it was a lot of fun.

    #11786
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Site: David Douglas
    Lesson Title: Trimet is all about numbers numbers numbers!
    Date of Class: Oct 22, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Jess, Charlotte
    Module: Trimet
    How Many Learners: 13
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): great!

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 9

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): I can’t believe I didn’t think of turning the Round Robin survey I made–“How often do you ride the bus?” a) every day b) every week c) every month d) never into a “And the results are…..drumroll…and have them write down: 3 people ride the bus every day, 3 people ride the bus every week, 2 people ride the bus every month, etc. It just sort of died even though I wrote down what their answers were and they were very curious about each others’ answers!!!!!!!!!! UGH!!! I’ll be bringing this teaching fail onto my pillow tonight fo sho!!! The class was very chatty and learners seem to be getting into a nice rhythm with who will help whom and I think they feel comfortable with us teachers and we can laugh and make fun of each other. It’s a dream class and Jess is very excited to try her hand at facilitating.

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    #11807
    Maureen Riggs
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    Site: David Douglas
    Lesson Title: Thanksgiving can be a time of reflection and appreciation
    Date of Class: Oct 29, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
    DJ: MaureenSeastarTeacher
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Jess, Charlotte
    Module: Fall Holidays
    How Many Learners: 11
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): great!

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 8
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 7
    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) = 8

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Since I didn’t want to get into why we celebrate Thanksgiving, I concentrated on FOOD, FAMILY and FUN; mostly food. We passed around fall spices that go into pie making–cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves and passed around my dumpling maker. We asked each other if we would like an apple dumpling while we ate apple dumplings. The dumpling maker was passed around and we laughed at the fact that it looks like a set of teeth. Ended the class with playing a great game of Scrabble Scramble. The night custodial manager is trying to get us a new room, since ours is like a sauna and there’s not enough room for everyone if the class gets any larger. I’m excited!

    #11841
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Site: David Douglas
    Lesson Title: Food coma
    Date of Class: Nov 05, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Charlotte
    Module: Fall Holidays
    How Many Learners: 10
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): great!

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 6
    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) = 7

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): This was Jess’s Dress Rehearsal and she did a fantastic job being calm and laughing and even ended exactly on time. She passed around items typically prepared for an American Thanksgiving feast such as Stove-top stuffing and a sweet potato casserole (just photos of this). The learners enjoyed learning new vocabulary and passing the photos to their immediate neighbors. Jess ended the class by dictating sentences about how we three facilitators spend our Thanksgivings.

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    #11852
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Site: David Douglas
    Lesson Title: grey garbage, green compost, blue recycle, yellow glass!
    Date of Class: Nov 07, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Jess & Charlotte
    Module: recycle it!
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): awesome!

    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) = 7
    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) = 8

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Made little replicas of colored trash receptacles that learners could put cards in that had photos of various recycled and thrown away items after RR of passing them around. Chicken, glass bottles, yogurt containers, etc. I challenged them with the word “poultry” instead of simply saying “chicken.” They were intrigued and a few of the learners looked up poultry on their phones. We talked about our neighborhood and the different trash pick-up days and played Scrabble Scramble–three guys against three gals. Spoiler alert….gals were triumphant (big surprise ;) )

    #11862
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Site: Parklane Elementary
    Lesson Title: The First Thanksgiving
    Date of Class: Nov 12, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Jess!
    Module: Happy Holidays!
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): great!

    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) = 7

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): It was Charlotte’s Dress Rehearsal. We did some dialogue about how we figure out when Thanksgiving is; how it’s not a set day like Christmas. We watched a video and Charlotte dictated sentences that were on the video and replayed the video so that learners could have another chance to hear the sentence they just wrote. There was a little extra time, so we ad-libbed another question about who we were all going to cook for, to much laughter since two of the learners are boys under 10 who giggled about not cooking. Charlotte was poised and did a great job with the lesson and leading the class.

    #11873
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Site: David Douglas
    Lesson Title: Make Your Own Laundry Soap for a Penny a Load!
    Date of Class: Nov 14, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Jess, Charlotte
    Module: Recycle it!
    How Many Learners: 9
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): fantastic!

    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) = 7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 8
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 8

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Dictated a list of directions for making DIY laundry soap. Mimed grating, pouring and measuring for learners to replicate to much laughter. Moved learners around so everyone was book-ended with a higher-level neighbor and discussed how we could move the tables to create more intimacy during after-class chat. Class ended with me shuffling the attendance cards and Charlotte choosing a card. The learner on the “chosen” card got to take home a mason jar of lavender-scented DIY laundry soap I used for an example in the class. The winner was very excited!!!

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