Irvington Elementary – Spring 2017

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    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class:
    Day of Class:
    Time of Class:
    MC:
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    How Many Learners:
    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) =

    Total Score:

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

    #8618

    David Thompson
    Participant

    Lesson Title:Maps will show us the way
    Date of Class: 04/04/2017
    Day of Class: Tue
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: Mike
    DJ: DavidMusicalGrampa
    Assistants:
    Module: Maps
    How Many Learners: 8
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): replete

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: MC felt he had made extra effort to provide variety, lots of props = 7
    Technique: = 6
    Engagement: felt he might have integrated newer learners better = 6
    Connection: took awhile to get connected = 6
    Poise: = 6
    Reflection: “It was lovely.”= 7

    Total Score: 38

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

    #8636

    Mary Louise W
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Maps Help us learn Where to Go. . .
    Date of Class: April 11, 2017
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30pm
    MC: David
    DJ: ML
    Assistants:
    Module: Maps & Addresses
    How Many Learners: 5
    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) =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) =7

    Total Score:42

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Lots of great hand-on materials used in this class- all manner of maps- city, state, country, different styles. The activity using a map index seemed very useful and provided layered learning for the students in that they used/reviewed numbers and letters at the same time as using a map. Easily expanded to “find Bend” (using index), point to a city, what road would you use to get from city A to city B. Students worked together and were very involved. Great stretching/pointing activity to get the students up and moving mid class, plus a short marathon video.

    #8641

    Saamiya Kalil
    Participant

    Lesson Title: How to Build a Community Garden

    Date of Class: 4/13/2017

    Day of Class: Thursday

    Time of Class: 06-7:30 pm

    MC: Keli

    DJ: Saamiya

    Assistants: none

    Module: The Great Outdoor

    How Many Learners: 2

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

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: (10) = 5
    Technique: (10) = 5
    Engagement: (10) = 4
    Connection: (10) = 6
    Poise: (10) = 5
    Reflection: (10) =5

    Total Score: 30

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Today’s class was good as always, we learned about how to build community gardens and it’s benefit. We only had 2 students who arrived early and amazingly progressing. We had to end class 30 minutes early because Keli isn’t well.

    #8644

    Keli Cook
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Tips on how to start and early spring garden
    Date of Class: 4/06/17
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30pm
    MC: Saamiya
    DJ: Keli
    Assistants:
    Module: Community Garden
    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) =5
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) =6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =5

    Total Score:33

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Saamiya prepared an excellent class

    #8719

    Kelly Bryan
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Let’s Go For a Ride
    Date of Class: 4/18/17
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6:00pm
    MC: Mike
    DJ: Kelly
    Assistants: David
    Module: Maps
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Running low on loyalty cards.

    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) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 38

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

    We did alphabet listen & point followed by yell and spell. We dictated the title of the lesson “The title of today’s lesson is Let’s Go for a Ride.” We dictated words and phrases associated with a map of the Northeast Ramble bike trail. We also did a word find using the same map. We read a description of biking directions for people using the bike trail. We did a round-robin dialogue. We ended by playing a version of bingo using vocabulary related to maps.

    #8724

    Keli Cook
    Participant

    Lesson Title: The Community That Gardens Together, Stays Together
    Date of Class: 4/20/17
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30pm
    MC: Saamiya
    DJ: Keli
    Assistants: Daniel
    Module: Community Garden
    How Many Learners: 4
    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) = 5
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    Total Score: 33

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We had a great turnout, including a veteran learner who hasn’t been around for awhile and one brand-new learner!!! It was a nice surprise and invigorating. Daniel was an excellent assistant. He did really well at engaging with the learners and giving instant feedback.

    #8736

    Mike Watson
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Get to Know Irvington
    Date of Class: April 25, 2017
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Kelly
    DJ: Mike
    Assistants: David
    Module: Maps and Addresses
    How Many Learners: 4
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):complete

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =6
    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) = 7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    Total Score: 40

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Kelly led the class in the Alphabet sheet and Yell and Spell to learn our names. We then had some dictation progression with some sentences describing the Irvington neighborhood. We then did a listen and point exercise with a map of the Irvington neighborhood. David showed us the pictures of the Irvingtons that was in the hallway at the school. We then had a round robin dialogue asking for directions to Safeway. We finished up with a “scavenger hunt” where the students found the location of a variety of streets and landmarks on a map.

    #8744

    Saamiya Kalil
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Grow a Garden from Kitchen Scraps
    Date of Class: 04/27/2016
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 06-7:30
    MC: Kelly B
    DJ: Saamiya K
    Assistants: none

    Module: Community Gardening
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):
    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: = 7
    Technique: = 7
    Engagement: = 7
    Connection: = 6
    Poise: = 6
    Reflection: = 6
    Total Score: 39

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Today we talked about how to grow a garden from kitchen scraps, it was such a creative topic and our two students learned a lot vocabularies. I was specially impressed by how Kelly matched the video and the things she wrote on the paper, that helped the students understand the subject better. Good job Kelly!

    #8754

    Kelly Bryan
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Mother’s Day is a Celebration of Mothers.
    Date of Class: May 2, 2017
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6 pm
    MC: Mike
    DJ: Kelly
    Assistants: David
    Module: Motherhood
    How Many Learners: 4
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Ample

    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) =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

    Total Score: 36

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

    We opened with Alphabet Point and Listen, followed by Yell & Spell. The lesson focused on Mother’s Day and its history. Dictation came next, with a few facts on the lesson topic. Learners completed a Mother’s Day themed word search puzzle. Round Robin was a Mother’s Day themed question and answer. We stood and practiced pointing in the direction of various landmarks. Learned searched for mother-related words in a word cloud. Learners read aloud a few paragraphs about the history of Mother’s Day in America.

    #8764

    Kelly Bryan
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Irvington School Multicultural Music and Dance Assembly
    Date of Class: May 4, 2017
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6 pm
    MC: Saamiya
    DJ: Kelly
    Assistants: Keli
    Module: N/A
    How Many Learners: N/A

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

    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) =

    Total Score:

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

    Instead of a typical lesson, this week we attended the Multicultural Dance and Music Assembly at Irvington School. Though learners were encouraged to come, they didn’t, so in the future we can work harder to encourage them to join us. Since this was not a typical lesson, we didn’t score ourselves, but would like to reflect on the experience.

    The assembly featured Aztec dancers, Ghanaian drummers, belly dancers and original songs written and performed by students at Irvington school.

    Saamiya loved the fact that so many children at the school are exposed to and encouraged to celebrate other cultures. The drumming especially reminded her of time spent in Nairobi, Kenya. She hopes that this kind of event can help children grow into open-minded adults.

    The most memorable performance for me (Kelly) was seeing a young girl perform a song she had written. She was incredibly shy and sang very softly. When she got off-stage, her mother was waiting and hugged her and cried, obviously very proud of her daughter’s effort. It was clear in that moment how much events like this mean to community.

    Both Saamiya and I were happy that we got to spend an evening with the larger Irvington community.

    #8767

    Kelly Bryan
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Irvington School Multicultural Music and Dance Assembly
    Date of Class: May 4, 2017
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6 pm
    MC: Saamiya
    DJ: Kelly
    Assistants: Keli
    Module: N/A
    How Many Learners: N/A

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

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 5
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 3
    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) = 5

    Total Score: 29

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

    Instead of a typical lesson, this week we attended the Multicultural Dance and Music Assembly at Irvington School. Though learners were encouraged to come, they didn’t, so in the future we can work harder to encourage them to join us. Since this was not a typical lesson, we didn’t score ourselves, but would like to reflect on the experience.

    The assembly featured Aztec dancers, Ghanaian drummers, belly dancers and original songs written and performed by students at Irvington school.

    Saamiya loved the fact that so many children at the school are exposed to and encouraged to celebrate other cultures. The drumming especially reminded her of time spent in Nairobi, Kenya. She hopes that this kind of event can help children grow into open-minded adults.

    The most memorable performance for me (Kelly) was seeing a young girl perform a song she had written. She was incredibly shy and sang very softly. When she got off-stage, her mother was waiting and hugged her and cried, obviously very proud of her daughter’s effort. It was clear in that moment how much events like this mean to community.

    Both Saamiya and I were happy that we got to spend an evening with the larger Irvington community.

    #8772

    David Thompson
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Mother and Child Education Center
    Date of Class: May 9, 2017
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6:00-7:30 PM
    MC: Kelly Bryan
    DJ: David Musical Grampa
    Assistants: None
    Module: Mother’s Day
    How Many Learners: 5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Replete

    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) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    Total Score: 36

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Five Spanish-speakers attended. One was present for the first time since last summer and was actually quite advanced. This was the second visit for another and she was far behind the others, but everybody shared with her. Kelly felt prepared, and DJ responded that the lesson flowed smoothly. Kelly observed that it was a struggle for the new learner to use some of the materials but otherwise the engagement was good.

    #8785

    Saamiya Kalil
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Portland’s Best Farmers Market
    Date of Class: 5/11/2017
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6-7 pm
    MC: Kelly B
    DJ: Saamiya
    Assistants: Keli and Terri.
    Module: Farmers Market
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation
    Preparation: (10) = 7
    Technique: (10) = 7
    Engagement: (10) = 7
    Connection: (10) = 7
    Poise: (10) = 6
    Reflection: (10) = 7
    Total Score: 41

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We had a good class learning about farmers market today. Kelly prepared such a fun and great lesson. I specially liked the infographic chart on Portland’s farmers market. I feel like it helped the students understand the subject better and it had great deal of information! We also had two assistants Keli and Terri, they helped a lot.

    #8793

    Kelly Bryan
    Participant

    Lesson Title: 10 Lessons I Learned from Motherhood
    Date of Class: 5/16/2017
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6 pm
    MC: Benjamin
    DJ: Kelly
    Assistants: N/A
    Module: Motherhood
    How Many Learners: 5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): fine!

    Self Evaluation
    Preparation: (10) = 7
    Technique: (10) = 7
    Engagement: (10) = 6
    Connection: (10) = 6
    Poise: (10) = 6
    Reflection: (10) = 7
    Total Score: 39

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Learners practiced Alphabet Listen & Point. They did Yell and Spell with both their own names and their mothers’ names. Learners did spelling dictation on 10 Lessons Learned from Motherhood and then did Listen and Point with an accompanying article. Learners also did an activity where they stood and acted out baby-related vocab with actions. Learners seemed to enjoy this activity and was a fun way to connect with learners. Class finished with a round robin dialogue about Mother’s Day and other holidays.

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