Midland Library – Summer 2017

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  • #9001

    Izzy Armenta
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Biking is great exercise, the environment, and your wallet!
    Date of Class: 7/20/2017
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Whiley
    DJ: Izzy
    Assistants: Colin, Ivy, Julie
    Module: Exercise
    How Many Learners: 20
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): need to print more loyalty cards

    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) =7
    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): Whiley taught about biking and had a very engaging resposne from the learners. The classroom was at capacity. Many of the return learners engaged and worked with new learners.

    #9010

    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: TBD
    Date of Class: 7/20/17
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Marc
    DJ: Ramin
    Assistants: Francis
    Module: Local Flora
    How Many Learners: 19
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): OK!
    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): Great class! We had a new Somalian learner who was confused a little in the beginning with what we were doing, but then got comfortable due to the Marc’s welcoming energy and the classes overall eagerness to help each other. Lots of laughter and working together to reach language fluency goals among students.

    #9027

    Whiley Rubin
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Why walk when you can run?
    Date of Class: 7.26.17
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Izzy
    DJ: Whiley
    Assistants: Ivy, Heidi, Heather
    Module: Exercise
    How Many Learners: 17
    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) =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

    Total Score:31

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Izzy taught a lesson on running as a form of exercise. The class was very lively and talkative. Izzy brought in an article on how to run effectively and an article on reasons why you should run and many learners asked clarifying questions during class.

    #9031

    Marc Czornij
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Oregon’s State Tree is the Douglas Fir
    Date of Class: 7-27-17
    Day of Class: Thurs
    Time of Class: 6-730
    MC: Lexy
    DJ: Marc
    Assistants: Ivy, Trent, Sarah, Alisa
    Module: Local Flora
    How Many Learners: 18
    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) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    Total Score: 33

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Big class, lots of energy, lots of excitement! It was Lexy’s 2nd class as MC. We had lots of asst’s, which was great! We did Alpha Listen and Point, Names, Dictation, Doc Search, This Is A.

    #9043

    Izzy Armenta
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Have you ever been to the Lents Farmers Market and Founders Fair?
    Date of Class: 8-2-17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 6-730
    MC: Whiley
    DJ: Izzy
    Assistants: Ivy, Deborah,Rebecca
    Module: Farmers Market
    How Many Learners: 18
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): loyalty cards (only 1 left)

    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: 32

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Big class considering the heat and Triment issues. They were really engage with the ingredients for recipe, asking questions about what certain ingredients. Having actual pieces of ingredients to pass around was helpful. 2 New learners and more advanced learners starting helping them out which was super great to see.

    #9044

    Lexy Dillon
    Participant

    Lesson Title:August event calendar
    Date of Class: aug 3, 2017
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class:6:00
    MC:Marc Czornij
    DJ:Lexy Dillon
    Assistants: Ivy, Deborah, Rebecca
    Module: Science, nature and technology
    How Many Learners: 19
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):
    alphabet sheets cards, had students copy drawing of solar eclipse, map of Lents Fair, walking map
    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) =5

    Total Score:35

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Active class. Students drew sun, moon, and earth to show solar eclipse. 2 new students. Students explored map of Lent’s Fair. Marc used dialog even though it is a large class. The question Have you ever seen an eclipse? answer Yes, I have or no I haven’t. Most of the Vietnamese students saw an eclipse in 1995 in Vietnam.

    #9062

    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: “We can eat healthy on a budget”
    Date of Class: 8/9/17
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Izzy
    DJ: Ramin
    Assistants: Rebeca, Arlene, Ivy
    Module: Farmers Market
    How Many Learners:
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Attention——– We need to cut out more loyalty cards for new students or for those whose cards are filled out completely.

    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) = 6
    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: 30

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): It was a productive class. Learners learned many new vocabulary related to farmers market. Such as, Fleek and tomatillo. Many learners were confused by the word tomatillo and they indicated that it sounds like a Spanish word. Izzy’s pace with the class seemed to be too quick for this large and different level group. Overall, good class, learners seemed to enjoy it.

    #9063

    Marc Czornij
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Solar Eclipse
    Date of Class: 8-10-17
    Day of Class: Thurs
    Time of Class: 6-730
    MC: Lexy
    DJ: Marc
    Assistants: Rebecca, Ivy
    Module: Solar Eclipse 2017
    How Many Learners: 20
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): NEED CARD STOCK!

    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): Alpha Listen and Point, Yell and Spell, Dictation, Doc Search, Listen and Do, Dialogue, “Hangman”. Listen and Do was really fun, and Dialogue was a new activity. We played a version of Hangman (didn’t call it that or use the traditional scoring method, of course), which learners picked up on immediately. Also, a learner told me that she went to the Lents Founders Fair, and she showed me a photo of her and Friends of Trees mascot Gary the Oak! AND she brought us Oreos!

    #9077

    Izzy Armenta
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Meet the vendors
    Date of Class: 8-16-17
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6-730
    MC: Rebecca
    DJ: Izzy
    Assistants: Ivy, Julie, Ramin, Matthew
    Module: Farmers Market
    How Many Learners: 20
    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) =3
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 4
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 3
    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):

    Rebecca had her dress rehearsal and Ramin was there to assist her. We had one new learner and a few learners show up late, which is usually not that case for Wednesday night. A choral response that involved looking at the vendors on their smart phones.

    #9086

    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: “The sun and moon align with you”
    Date of Class: 8/17/17
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Marc
    DJ: Ramin
    Assistants: Ivy
    Module: Eclipse 2017
    How Many Learners: 19
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): we need to cut more loyalty cards for newcomers

    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) = 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: 39
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): In my opinion it was Marc’s best class. Marc’s technique and his niceness led to an engaging class. At the end Marc used word search and many students really liked that activity and even stayed a little bit longer to finish the word search activity.

    #9097

    Rebecca Kobzeff
    Participant

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    Lesson Title: Portland timbers Futbol Club (PT FC)
    Date of Class: 08/23/2017
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6:00 pm
    MC: Cecilia
    DJ: Rebecca
    Assistants: Ivy
    Module: Society & Culture: Soccer
    How Many Learners: 18
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): handed out 2 alphabet sheets, all other materials were taken care of.

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 6
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 2
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 4
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 2
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 2
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 22

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Alphabet sheet was more challenging than usual which was a nice change for the experienced class, also did names, dictation for Portland Timbers and the Portland Thorns, round robin, listen and do, document search. Cecilia did great instructing the larger class, some adjusting to do when we did round robin and keeping the entire classroom on task. Document search was good practice with names. Two new students in the class, both caught on very quickly and participated.

    #9100

    Robert Page
    Participant

    Lesson Title: The Great American Solar Eclipse
    Date of Class: 8/24
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6:00pm
    MC: Rebecca Kobzeff
    DJ: Robert Page
    Assistants:
    Module: Solar Eclipse
    How Many Learners: 19
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): out of loyalty cards

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 3
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 3
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 5
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 4
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 26

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Good class! Lots of energy, and Rebecca did a great job keeping the class engaged. She brought in a map that showed the path of totality, which was the focus of both the listen and point and the the dictations. This was a great tool, as it was the focal point of the lesson and allowed us to talk geography.

    #9116

    Rebecca Kobzeff
    Participant

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    Lesson Title: Healthy food within walking distance from you
    Date of Class: 08/30/2017
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6:00 pm
    MC: Izzy
    DJ: Rebecca
    Assistants: Ivy
    Module: Society & Culture
    How Many Learners: 20
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): one new learner who needs a card

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

    total score = 31

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

    Izzy came prepared with some colorful and informative Articles (2) to reference for two find and point activities that went very well. The class learned about many new vegetables such as zucchini and parsnips, which I though was great for this high level class to be challenged with some vocabulary they haven’t had much experience with. The article also prompted many good questions about Oregon’s SNAP benefits and how to use SNAP at the local farmers market. Overall class did well in dictation and dialogue and seemed more enthusiastic than usual.

    #9117

    Deborah Ellison
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Solar eclipse and lunar eclipse in our solar system
    Date of Class: 08/31/2017
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: Rebecca
    DJ: Deborah
    Assistants: Ivy
    Module: Science
    How Many Learners: 20
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Alphabet sheets and loyalty cards

    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) = 4
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    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): Alphabet sheet, yell and spell, dictation was focused on longer sentences to challenge the learners, and a document search. Learners were engaged in using previously learned vocabulary and learning what the planets are called in English. Three new learners as well,

    #9132

    Deborah Ellison
    Participant

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    Lesson Title: Going Back to School
    Date of Class: 09/07/2017
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: Matthew (Dress Rehearsal)
    DJ: Deborah
    Assistants: Ivy
    Module: Education and government
    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) = 6
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 4
    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: 28

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Alphabet sheets, yell and spell, dictation on school supplies, school names, and general questions in regards to school. We also did a find and point with school supplies and a classroom setting, and a few round robins. It was Matthew’s Dress Rehearsal, but he came ready and the learners knew him so that helped to engage them.

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