Midland Library – Fall 2019

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  • #11886
    Nick Krikota
    Participant

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: Err on the side of caution!
    Date of Class: 11/20
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: AndresExcitingTeacher
    DJ: NickHardworkingRetired
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Millicent
    Module: Emergency Preparedness
    How Many Learners: 9
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): all good

    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) = 9
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 9
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 8

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We had cards with different warning signs on the. The class learned the difference between “sign” and “sing”.

    #11896
    Nick Krikota
    Participant

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: What’s up with single use plastics
    Date of Class: 11/21
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: DanielGoofyProfessor
    DJ: NickHardworkingRetired
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Reuse/Recycle
    How Many Learners: 11
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): low on name cards, low on lined paper, low on staples

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 3
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 5
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 5
    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): There was a baby in class. Daniel gave out magnets.

    #11916
    Shelley Zansler
    Participant

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: What’s for dinner?
    Date of Class: Dec 04, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: NickHardworkingRetired
    DJ: ShelleySincereLearner
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: In the kitchen/holiday recipes
    How Many Learners: 16
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Good

    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) = 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) = 8

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Today we went over some common utensil vocabulary, did a recipe dictation, and used some baking tips for a document search. The class was pretty big and had a wide range of student levels, which may have contributed to us not being able to complete the planned activities. MC made sure to have enough activities in the lesson plan so that there wouldn’t be any dead space, and DJ brought props to give visuals to new vocabulary. Common vocabulary was used throughout all activities, which made them feel connected to one another.

    #11931
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: Christmas Shopping
    Date of Class: Dec 05, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: NickHardworkingRetired
    DJ: RaminPolyglotMaestro
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Shopping
    How Many Learners: 7
    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) = 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) = 9
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 8

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Great class! MC brought some real world materials to practice the language around shopping during Christmas. The learners were engaged and enjoyed the class!

    #11935
    Shelley Zansler
    Participant

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: Even more perfect apple pie
    Date of Class: Dec 11, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: NickHardworkingRetired
    DJ: ShelleySincereLearner
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: In the kitchen – holiday recipes
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Good

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 5
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 5
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 4
    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) = 6

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Today was Millicent’s dress rehearsal. We had a relatively small class with two new learners. Class centered around an apple pie recipe, which was used for dictation, document search, and listen-and-do. We moved through activities a little too quickly and had about a half hour to fill in at the end. DJ, MC, and Auditioner collaborated to create activities, which included extra speaking and pronunciation practice and a sort of reverse listen-and-do, where Auditioner performed an action and students called it out. Then we went around one by one, saying the action aloud. Millicent stayed collected despite the activity scramble, and we all discussed ways to slow down and stretch activities during the debrief.

    #11944
    Nick Krikota
    Participant

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: It costs an arm and a leg
    Date of Class: Dec 12, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: RaminPolyglotMaestro
    DJ: NickHardworkingRetired
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Shopping
    How Many Learners: 5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): All good!

    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) = 7
    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 had a small class of 5 people. At the end of the class we did a word search and gave out candy canes.

    #11989
    Millicent Zimdars
    Participant

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: These are Trees
    Date of Class: Jan 22, 2020
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: RaminPolyglotMaestro
    DJ: Not Listed (Please See Notes)
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Brian
    Module: Tree Hugger
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

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

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Melissa was sick so Ramin stepped up.

    #11990
    Andres Avellaneda
    Participant

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: This is the year of the rat
    Date of Class: Jan 23, 2020
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: AndresExcitingTeacher
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Andrés Avellaneda
    Module: Real-world curriculum
    How Many Learners: 4
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): We have enough of everything

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 3
    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) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 8

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Rainy evening, we only had 4 students show up. Most were at a beginner level and the students seemed mostly quiet and tired. The lesson was about the Chinese zodiac animals and the students also got to learn about the year of the rat and other animals.

    #12012
    Andres Avellaneda
    Participant

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: What year were you born? What is your animal?
    Date of Class: Jan 30, 2020
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
    DJ: AndresExcitingTeacher
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Happy Holidays
    How Many Learners: 4
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): We have enough of everything

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

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Had 4 students join us that day. Most were in the beginner level, we talked about the Chinese New Year and what are zodiac animal was.

    #12013
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Site: Midland Library
    Lesson Title: “Trees are the lungs of our land”
    Date of Class: Jan 29, 2020
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: RaminPolyglotMaestro
    DJ: MillicentJoyTeacher
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Tree Hugger
    How Many Learners: 5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): ok

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 5
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 4
    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 Millicent’s first class after her dress rehearsal and dj experiences, so Millicent said she was a little bit nervous. The was good and engaging because Millicent’s lesson plan was well balanced to challenge all levels. The lesson plan had simple words like tree and more challenging word like deciduous! Fun class overall!

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