Oliver Elementary – Winter 2020

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  • #12029
    Ramin Tokhi
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    You should have received an email from Little Brother with your form-generated journal entry which you should copy and paste below! You can also manually copy the text below and paste into a comment, then fill it out! Please do not use your last name, or any learner names.

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    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) =

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

    #12047
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Know Your Rights
    Date of Class: 02/04/2020
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 9:30
    MC: Maureen
    DJ: Maureen
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Know Your Rights
    How Many Learners: 0
    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) = 1
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 1
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 1
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 10
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 1

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific) : No one showed up, so I spent my time making a sandwich board to out out during student drop off to advertise for the class and discussing strategies to get learners to come to class with Desiree.

    #12048
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Lesson Title: How do I get from here to there?
    Date of Class: 02/06/2020
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 9:30
    MC: Maureen
    DJ: Maureen
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Jessica
    Module: maps and addresses
    How Many Learners: 0
    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) = 1
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 1
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 1
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 9
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 1

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): No one showed up, so Jessica, Desiree and I made Valentine’s Day decorations for the school’s event and I contacted David Douglas school Sun program to see what they’ve done for advertising.

    #12057
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

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    8:41 PM (4 minutes ago)

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    Site: Oliver Elementary
    Lesson Title: Say it out LOUD
    Date of Class: Feb 11, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:30 AM
    MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Know Your Rights
    How Many Learners: 8
    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) = 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

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Finally!!!! We built it and they came!!! (thanks to Patrik and Desiree, the barkers) Five learners came and had coffee. When we got to the part of the lesson where I dictated “Where are you from?” they were very curious about each other and from what part of the world they all came from, so I spied a nice globe on a high cabinet and a ladder…you can guess what happened next…It was a great class with lots of chatter and many questions about other classes and what their schedules are. I’d like to put together a list of all the classes in the area and what time they occur to hand out to people. We might already have this??? Also, Desiree came in to the class to take photos to use to advertise for the class before her admin meeting.

    #12076
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

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    Site: Oliver Elementary
    Lesson Title: NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST
    Date of Class: Feb 13, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:30 AM
    MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Jessica!
    Module: Maps and addresses
    How Many Learners: 2
    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) = 8
    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) = 8

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): There were two new learners who had no idea what the class was about. They were nervous, but rocked it! They didn’t know each other, but ended up laughing and helping each other with spelling and taking turns having the correct spelling; they started to get competitive and it was really fun! We played Scrabble Scramble for the last few minutes of class where they frantically flipped through their notes looking for the words I called out. After-class chat with Jessica was great; she asked a lot of questions and saw how each component pf the lesson worked together and was part of the whole pie.

    #12099
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Site: Oliver Elementary
    Lesson Title: What to do if you’re outdoors
    Date of Class: Feb 18, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:30 AM
    MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Know Your Rights
    How Many Learners: 2
    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) = 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) = 6

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): I purposely chose this lesson with lots of your/you’re sentences since learners have been asking a lot of questions about contractions and your/you’re differentiation. I dictated short sentences pertaining to taking photos and notes if you’re ever asked questions outside. We did a lot of work on pronunciation as well. These learners ask a lot of questions and are so dedicated to their learning; they want to make sure they have it right.

    #12108
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Site: Oliver Elementary
    Lesson Title: How do I get to the airport?
    Date of Class: Feb 20, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:30 AM
    MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Jessica
    Module: maps and addresses
    How Many Learners: 1
    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) = 7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 7
    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

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): It stinks and is weird that Jessica can only assist on Thursdays and that is when there is the least number of students. But, we had one very dedicated learner! If affords the opportunity to really work on pronunciation which she needs a lot of help with. She is very absorbent and has a fantastic attitude. This lesson is fun because we talked a lot about where we’ve been in Portland and how to get there.

    #12118
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Site: Oliver Elementary
    Lesson Title: Information for parents
    Date of Class: Feb 25, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:30 AM
    MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Know Your Rights
    How Many Learners: 1
    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) = 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

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Since there was only one learner and she is quite high level, I challenged her with her pronunciation and had her edit sentences that she verbalized. We discussed such fine-tuning as the difference between ‘residence’ and ‘residents’ and joked about the fact that residents live in a residence and the nuances of our crazy English language.

    #12128
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Site: Oliver Elementary
    Lesson Title: Sign sign, everywhere a sign!
    Date of Class: Feb 27, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:30 AM
    MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: maps and addresses
    How Many Learners: 1
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): good

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 9
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 8
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 9
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 8
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 8
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): This class was all about signs and passing around a funny sign book I got from the library with a stop sign in the middle of a lake, etc. I alternated the sentences with ones that used THIS and ones that used THESE and I think it was successful. We focused a lot on pronunciation and the learner really gives her language learning everything she’s got and I cheerlead the hell out of her. She’s great!

    #12140
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

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    7:18 PM (1 minute ago)

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    Site: Oliver Elementary
    Lesson Title: What is so super about Super Tuesday??
    Date of Class: Mar 03, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:30 AM
    MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: primaries and caucuses
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): great!

    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) = 7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 8
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Dictated some short sentences about the primaries. We found and colored in the 14 states that hold primaries on a blank map of the U.S.and laughed about the spelling and pronunciation of certain states such as Arkansas and Maine. It’s always interesting to me which of the states the learners can find and name. We had a rousing game of Scrabble Scramble and I will give out swag from the Census 2020 box in the next class when a third learner will be there.

    #12149
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Site: Oliver Elementary
    Lesson Title: Eat the rainbow!
    Date of Class: Mar 05, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:30 AM
    MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Jessica!
    Module: Prevention & Wellness
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): good!

    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) = 8
    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): I was so happy that a new learner came back today! She compliments the lower-level learner that has come very regularly and they can help each other, which is great! We had a good time passing around fruits and vegetables that represented the colors of the rainbow. I think this might have been Jessica’s last day to volunteer as a classroom helper. She said she really has enjoyed working with the learners and hopes to do it again some time.

    #12161
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Site: Oliver Elementary
    Lesson Title: The United States is a primary battleground
    Date of Class: Mar 10, 2020
    Time of Class: 9:30 AM
    MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: primaries and caucuses
    How Many Learners: 3
    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) = 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

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): I dictated sentences about the number of delegates candidates needed to win the nominations. Left the learners guessing what the “battleground” term meant until they used their translation apps and understood when I mimed a battle of words and wills. We colored in states on a map of the U.S. highlighting where each candidate was from. They enjoy learning more about the states that comprise the U.S. and where they’re situated in relation to each other. The single learner enjoyed getting to know two new learners from Russia. They helped each other a lot and it was nice camaraderie to witness.

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