Lynchwood School (Centennial Cluster) – Fall 2013

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    WebMaestrex
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    Tuesday, 6:00-7:30 pm

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    #457

    SheilaG
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    Date of Class: October 15, 2013
    Day of Class: Monday
    PI: Lisa
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    Assistants: Sonia
    Module: Maps and Addresses
    How Many Learners: 0
    Score: N/A
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    First day at Lynchwood…and no one came. We waited it out for half an hour and decided to pack up because it didn’t seem like anyone was coming. It was nice to meet and talk with Amber and get some things settled as to making copies of attendance and alphabet sheets, and other things. No learners today but we’ll hope for a better outcome next class.

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    WebMaestrex
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    Date of Class: 10/22/2013
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    PI: Todd S
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    Module: Maps and addresses
    How Many Learners: 3
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    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We had 3 students and we were very happy! 2 of the students happened to be from Thursday nights class at Lynchview, so we had a good rapport already. The 3rd student is an employee at the school. Because the module is about maps, I brought in a bunch to work with, but we never made it to them. We did a lot of talking about basic english questions they had, and situations they were interested in talking about. They were very engaged and in fact we went a little late-I’m hopeful they will come back and spread the word too.

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    WebMaestrex
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    Date of Class: October 29, 2013
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    PI: Lisa
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    Module: Soccer
    How Many Learners: 4
    Score:19
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    One more learner to add to this group! Yay! Well, first of all, I had no idea what to do about soccer because I don’t play, at least I don’t play enough to know much about it. But luckily one of the learners was very good with the topic and really helped me build things along. One thing that I did forget to do was at least try to dictate things because I didn’t notice that maybe some of the learners might want some dictation until one of them started writing down what I was saying such as “Brazil holds 5 World Cup champions” and “Spain in the current World Cup champion”. When I did notice it, it was a “DUH!” moment and started doing it but I should’ve thought about it beforehand. So thank you, Rosa!

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    WebMaestrex
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    Date of Class: November 5, 2013
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    PI: Lisa
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    Module: Sports (Soccer)
    How Many Learners: 6
    Score: 19
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Well, I walked into class today with no lesson plan. I tweeked the topic a little from Soccer to Sports in general because, judging from the last class, only on person seems to really like soccer and was willing to play along with a soccer lesson plan. This time, no plan and no soccer (but I didn’t take out soccer all together because it was still a good topic of discussion in class). So we went through and dictated different sports such as basketball, volleyball, and gymnastics; which lead to a discussion about the Olympics and all the different sports/events played in the Olympics (yes, soccer was involved). We did dictation work with “What is your favorite sport?” and “I like to play _____”, and that sort of thing. *Note: It’s really good having class in an actual ELL classroom because there’s so much material to use or reference from just hanging in the room or on the walls.

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    WebMaestrex
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    Date of Class: 11/12/13
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    PI: Jacob
    SI: N/A
    Assistants: N/A
    Module: Soccer
    How Many Learners: 3
    Score: 28
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):

    Lackluster night. It ended solid, as I did some TPR with various sports related actions, but with 3 women, I wasn’t really sure how to get a conversation going.

    We talked about the kids of the learners, who all played soccer, and we looked at a playoff sheet and talked about who won and lost a game. We talked about riding bikes, running, and how it’s good for your health, but until the very end, the energy wasn’t really there. Felt pretty “meh” about it.

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    WebMaestrex
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    Date of Class: November 19, 2013
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    PI: Lisa
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    Module: Soccer/Thanksgiving
    How Many Learners: 3
    Score: 18
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Well today started off with the plan of doing something with soccer but after a small conversation about Thanksgiving, I decided to continue the class with that topic. I’m sorry that we didn’t stick with soccer but judging from this particular group, I think we did everything we can about soccer. In other words, the class engagement level has been really low with this particular topic.
    We dictated sentences about Thanksgiving like “What do you cook/eat on Thanksgiving?” and “What is your family’s Thanksgiving tradition?” With the latter question, we went around and everybody talked about their family Thanksgiving tradition: food, family, potlucks, dressed-up turkey parades, etc. Although we didn’t cover soccer, I felt like there were a lot of chances for the learners to speak and share their thoughts and ideas.

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    WebMaestrex
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    Date of Class: December 3, 2013
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    PI: Lisa
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    Module: Happy Holidays
    How Many Learners: 2
    Score: 19
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):

    Only had 2 learners today but they were really talkative and engaging which filled up the space pretty well with the absence of the others. We did the Alphabet Listen and Point, then I suggested, for a change and because there was only 3 of us there, that they write down the alphabet from memorization because, for me at least, they can identify the letter so I was just wondering if they can write the alphabet out without help. Both of them did pretty well, although there was an instance where one of them completely left out a sequence of 7 letters when writing out the alphabet.

    Then we went into Christmas stuff. I had them make a Christmas wish list, which consisted mostly of houses, cars, and good health. Then we went and did a document search with Jingle Bells, then we went through the song line by line, first just reading then into a more sing-songey pace. Then we sang the song. At the end of class I had the two learners sing the song with their kids, of which I wished I would’ve recorded because it was so cute.

    The one thing that was interesting, and something that I hadn’t really thought of, was when one of the learners brought it up the fact that before when they were heard the song “Jingle Bells” it didn’t mean anything to them, at least they didn’t understand what the song was about; But then when we were going through the song line by line in class, they understood what the song was saying. I have never really thought about how strange it must be for someone who isn’t from this culture and not understanding these “cultural-norms”, in this case the Jingle Bells song and singing Christmas carols in general, that for us are just part of everyday life.

    #495

    WebMaestrex
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    Date of Class: December 10, 2013
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    PI: Lisa
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    Module: Happy Holidays
    How Many Learners: 2
    Score: N/A
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    For a change of things, I had each student say the alphabet out and what I found that was interesting was that both learners chunk out the alphabet. For example, they both chunk together A through F. G through K, L through P, R through V, X, Y, Z; they both know the whole alphabet but when they finish A through F, they both have a little trouble with connecting that chunk to the G through K chunk, and so on. This was a interesting phenomenon to witness.
    For class, we had a “12 Days of Christmas” scramble where each learner got random days of Christmas and what was given on (from the song). And we went through the whole song with each learner saying what gift they got from what day.
    As a request from the last class, we went through “Oh, Come Ye All Faithful”, first as a document search, then line by line, making sure meaning was comprehended, then we sang the song.

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