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    WebMaestr@
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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):

    #8626

    Colleen Richardson
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Renting an apartment in Portland
    Date of Class: April 5, 2017
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6 pm
    MC: Maureen
    DJ: Colleen
    Assistants: Ivy
    Module: Affordable Housing
    How Many Learners: 14
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): in good shape

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

    Total Score: 37

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Tonight was Maureen’s first silent class and it was a larger than usual group with 14. We both thought that extra assistants would be helpful for silent classes. Maureen signed the Alphabet Listen and Point and all the learners called out the letters in response, while some also tried signing. We didn’t try to stop them from calling out, though in the reflection we discussed the rationale for silence during listen and point. Before doing the longer dictation, students listened to an OPB interview called “Portland Landlords.” It was very long, around 8 mins, with challenging language – we both felt it was too difficult as a listening activity and most if not all students couldn’t follow. During the dictation, Maureen decided to write the sentences on the board, after giving the students time to begin writing. This helped everyone with spelling and was especially helpful for learners who were struggling with writing, to be able to hear and see the sentences. However, it detracted from the listening skill involved in dictation. Advanced learners were great at helping the lower level students write the words. The final activity was “Housing Bingo”, which brought the energy level back up and ended the class on a good note!

    #8627

    Colleen Richardson
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Gardening
    Date of Class: 4/6/17
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6 pm
    MC: Malee
    DJ: Colleen
    Assistants: Ivy, Reem, Anne, Shea, Rachael
    Module: Gardening
    How Many Learners: 13
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): good

    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) = 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) = 6

    Total Score: 32

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We had a full room, with 13 learners and 4 shadowers, in addition to Malee, Colleen, and Ivy. There was a lot of great interaction among the students and the assistants, making the class lively. The garden theme was fun and had lots of good, useful vocabulary. The first round of dictation sentences were about the importance of bees – the activity was enhanced by passing around The Bee Book, which Ivy managed to run out and borrow from the librarian :) Malee brought gardening gloves, small tools, and seed packets for the passing around activity. There was quite a range of levels in tonight’s group – in our reflection we talked about how to make sure that the advanced learners stay engaged. In the future we will try to have students more evenly blended around the table, so there isn’t a cluster of high or low level all together.

    #8639

    Luke Young
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Rent is on the Rise
    Date of Class: 4/12/17
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6:00pm
    MC: Marc
    DJ: Luke
    Assistants: Ivy
    Module: Other
    How Many Learners: 13
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =4
    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) =4
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6

    Total Score:27

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Marc was the MC and Luke was the DJ.

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    #8648

    Whiley Rubin
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Gardening
    Date of Class: 4.13.17
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6PM
    MC: Malee
    DJ: Whiley
    Assistants: Ivy, Zoe, Shea, Racheal, Leanna, Ashlyn
    Module: Gardening
    How Many Learners: 16
    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) = 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: 32

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Malee taught a lesson on basic gardening terms and skills. The room was packed full with lots of learners and helpers too! There was lots of lively talking and laughing throughout class. Malee was able to bring in lots of real life objects to pass around!

    #8721

    Ashlyn Teather
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Arbor Day Comes But Once a Year
    Date of Class: 4/19/2017
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Marc
    DJ: Ashlyn
    Assistants: Daniel
    Module: Housing
    How Many Learners: 13
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): 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) = 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): I filled in as DJ for Marc. We did Alphabet Listen & Point, names, and then dictated sentences about Arbor Day. We did “This is a..” for a postcard and poster. Marc made a cool diagram fill-in with the image from the Arbor Day poster and learners filled in words for what things were in the poster. Then we did listen & point with words and images in the poster. Ended with me inviting learners again to Earth Day at Nadaka on Saturday. In reflection, we discussed how to help a lower-level learner in the class. For example- we noticed a lag during one of the dictations, but Marc created a word trace for that learner for the next sentence dictation and the learner seemed to like that. Great class with lots of energy!

    #8727

    Malee Kenworthy
    Participant

    Lesson Title: April Showers bring May Flowers
    Date of Class: 4/20/2017
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6pm-7:30pm
    MC: Whiley
    DJ: Malee
    Assistants: Rachel
    Module: science/ gardening
    How Many Learners: 12
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): sunflower, paper, seed packets

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

    Total Score: 35

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We drew the parts of a plant and then labeled them. The class, in the beginning, not only said their own names but we each wrote everyone’s names out in addition to speaking them. Later, in class, we had dictation about gardening and also we all stood up and demonstrating planting/ gardening and speaking each action. Good Class!

    #8741

    Marc Czornij
    Participant

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    Lesson Title: Affordable Housing
    Date of Class: 4-27-17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 6-730
    MC: Ashley L
    DJ: Marc C
    Assistants: Ivy, Sarah
    Module: Housing (Education & Gov)
    How Many Learners: 13
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Good

    Self Evaluation

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

    Total Score: 34

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

    We did Alpha Listen and Point, Dictation, Round Robin, and This Is A. Ashley’s lesson focused on affordable housing and searching for housing. She introduced some vocab words up front via Dictation, which was a nice way to kick off the lesson. Some of the planned sentence Dictations were a bit long for the learners, but they managed and Ashley adjusted on the fly. We also have at least one recent regular learner that is of a much, much lower level than just about everyone else in the class, so I’ve taken to spelling out the Dictations in connect-the-dot style so that she can trace the letters and then practice reading. It’s been very effective, and she’s shown gratitude for it!

    #8746

    Malee Kenworthy
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Planting Seeds
    Date of Class: 4/27/2017
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Malee
    DJ: Malee
    Assistants: Terri, Ivy
    Module: N/A
    How Many Learners: 12
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Seed Starter Pots, soil, paper plates, plastic covering (to cover the pots that have soil in them), seeds

    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) = 5
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    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):

    In this class we talked about planting seeds. In the beginning we did the usual alphabet and names. Then we talked about gardening. We passed around a bag of soil and the seed starters. The last 25 minutes of class they each got their own seed starter (2 each actually because they are tiny), then we put soil in each seed starter. Each seed starter had its only little bowl to sit in. Then we gave them seeds and instructed them to put them 1/8 to 1 inch in the soil. We talked about germination and planting the seed starters as soon as the seed sprouts to 1 inch tall. There were a couple of new people and I wanted to show them 2- one minute clips of planting seeds and also time lapse video of seeds sprouting but I couldn’t get my laptop to work right.

    #8761

    Ashley Lopez
    Participant

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    Lesson Title: The people united, will never be defeated
    Date of Class: 5/3/17
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Marc
    DJ: Ashley
    Assistants: Terri
    Module: Labor Unions
    How Many Learners: 16
    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) = 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) = 5

    Total Score: 36

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We started the class doing the alphabet listen and point. We went around the room and did yell & spell names. We dictated the title of the lesson, “The people united, will never be defeated.” We dictated 3 sentences about Cesar Chavez: 1) Cesar Chavez was a labor leader and civil rights activist 2) He was born in 1927 3) He co-founded a union with Dolores Huerta. We then did This is A activity using a picture of Cesar Chavez and a picture of Dolores Huerta. We did a document search using a Cesar Chavez Parade Poster. We dictated two more sentences to end the class: 1)Cesar Chavez became very influential 8) He has his own holiday on March 31st.

    #8762

    Malee Kenworthy
    Participant

    Lesson Title: From the Farm to your Kitchen table
    Date of Class: 5/4/2017
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6pm-7:30pm
    MC: Whiley
    DJ: Malee
    Assistants: Ivy and Tan
    Module: Farmers Markets
    How Many Learners: 17
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): radishes, reusable shopping bag, alphabet sheets

    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) = 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: 32

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

    We went over the alphabet sheets and then went around the room and said our names. Afterwards we did dictation. We played word search with a farmers tip article. We did round robin “Where do you buy your grocers” “I buy them at my neighborhood farmers market”. We passed around radishes. We went over what fruits and vegetables are in season and when. We demonstrated as a group how to plant seeds and what the different parts of a plant are called.

    #8783

    Marc Czornij
    Participant

    Lesson Title: A Strong Voice for Oregon’s Workers
    Date of Class: 5-10-17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 6-730
    MC: Ashley L
    DJ: Marc C
    Assistants: Ivy, Sara
    Module: Labor Unions
    How Many Learners: 14
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): ok

    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) = 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

    Total Score: 36

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

    We had a good class. Ashley tested the learners with a few pretty big sentences, and they stepped up to the plate. We practiced language around unions, wages, and the workplace.

    #8786

    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Farmers Market
    Date of Class: 5/11/17
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6-730
    MC: Malee
    DJ: Ramin
    Assistants: Ivy
    Module: Farmers market
    How Many Learners: 14
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): ok

    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) = 4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    Total Score: 28

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Malee was a little late to her class so I started the alphabet sheet activity. Then, Malee came with many real world objects to show to show the class and to practice with. Such as, Granny Smith apple, banana etc. Malee also played bingo and many learners seemed to enjoy the game.

    #8806

    Ashley Lopez
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Working people gonna rise
    Date of Class: 5/17/17
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6PM
    MC: Marc
    DJ: Ashley
    Assistants: Ivy
    Module: Labor Unions
    How Many Learners: 19
    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) = 5

    Total Score: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Marc was MC and started the class with alphabet for the first 15 minutes of class. We moved to the large room because we were over max capacity in the small room. We did yell & spell names. We dictation the title of the lesson, “Working people gonna rise.” We dictated 4 more sentences about PCUN. We did “This is A” activity using a picture of a nursery and a picture of crops. Marc made a fill-in the blank worksheet with pictures, “What’s grown in Oregon?” Each picture had a number (#1-5) and he asked the class what each picture represented, we then went on as a class to fill in all the blanks. We did a document search using the ELA flyer. We did a round robin with a sign-up sheet and the question, “Can you go this Saturday?” Learners either said, “No I can’t” and asked the next person, or, “Yes I can,” and filled out the sign up sheet. It was a great turn out and we got about 8/9 people to sign up!

    #8812

    Malee Kenworthy
    Participant

    Lesson Title: farmers market recipes
    Date of Class: 5/18/2017
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Whiley
    DJ: Malee
    Assistants: Ivy and Nick
    Module: Farmers Markets
    How Many Learners: 20
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): recipe, farmers market hand outs

    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) = 7

    Total Score: 35

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We went over the alphabet, then names, then we did dictation/ writing, we went over farmers markets handouts, then we went over a recipe, then we all got up at the end and demonstrated cooking/ how to make the recipe/ adding ingredients

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