Parklane Elementary – Fall 2019

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  • #11692
    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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    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):

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    #11706

    Site: Parklane Elementary
    Lesson Title: Let’s ride with a hop card!
    Date of Class: Oct 08, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:30 PM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: ThitichayaThaiGood
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Trimet
    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) = 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) = 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): We had a lot of round robin activities, and it was fun because the MC brought a HOP card. So, the learner could practice while using a real HOP card! Also, we had fun with say and do. We did a lot of movements and games with this activity. At first, the learner seemed to be scared because she made a lot of mistakes. However, in the end, she seemed more comfortable because of the game activities!

    #11709
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Site: Parklane Elementary
    Lesson Title: All about trees
    Date of Class: Oct 10, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:30 PM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Fall Harvest
    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) = 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) = 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): today I had two learners at about the same level, which worked really well. One had come from the Rockwood class – there she relies heavily on her friend at Rockwood to help her, and here she was forced/able to really push herself without a stronger english speaker to lean on. It was great! We did round robins with materials from trees (chestnut, bark, leaf/leaves, twig, branch). We then labeled a parts of a tree graphic (which added apple, flower, trunk, roots). We then played a memory game with images matched to words of tree parts (plus orchard, forest). All of these activities worked so well with this level of learner. At the end of class a woman came by to ask about it, and she is planning on joining us next week!

    #11766
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Hello! My name is Little Brother, and I’m here helping make things here at PPT easier!

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    Site: Parklane Elementary
    Lesson Title: When’s the next train?
    Date of Class: Oct 15, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:30 PM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Tri-Met
    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) = 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) = 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): Two brand-new learners today. This was a good practice for establishing and setting the routines of class. We looked at the trimet MAX map and did round robins both asking how to get to certain stops and “When’s the next train?” “Its in 10 minutes” or “Its at 3:15” etc.

    #11772
    Daniel Yuhas
    Participant

    Site: Parklane Elementary
    Lesson Title: Going Bananas About Apples
    Date of Class: Oct 17, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:30 PM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: DanielGoofyProfessor
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Jessica
    Module: Apples
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): aok

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

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Six learners this week! Much ado about the various flavors, types, and uses of apples. We had one handout which was a chart about apples and all the activities built around that same core of information – listen and point, dictation, many round robins. Bonus: by the end of class, everyone learned the word for “blank” in English, Russian and Spanish! Much laughing and great engagement.

    #11785
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Site: Parklane Elementary
    Lesson Title: Getting around town
    Date of Class: Oct 22, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:30 PM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Trimet
    How Many Learners: 3
    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) = 7
    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

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): I had two regulars (from Rockwood) and one brand new person. The new person had quite high English skills and I found myself a bit challenged keeping him engaged while helping the others who needed a bit more time. Not sure if he will think the class is worth his time… I used pictures of modes of transport and we practiced talking about how we got to the class “I took the MAX” “I biked” “I walked” “I drove” etc. We then looked at the MAX map, and talked about our closest stations. We then wrote and round robined how to get to my closest station from the class “Take the blue line west, and change at SW 5th to the orange line…” Then we picked new locations and gave directions to get there.

    #11798
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

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    Site: Parklane Elementary
    Lesson Title: Oregon Orchards
    Date of Class: Oct 24, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:30 PM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Fall Orchards
    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) = 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) = 5

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Good day today with three PPT regulars and 3 Parklane parents. We started looking at a “whats in season” calendar for Oregon, and then round robined questions about “What’s in season this month?” and “When are pumpkins in season?” etc. We then used pictures of Oregon Orchard fruits and nuts and round robined them. After that we asked each other “Which of these have you tried?” Finally we had images of apples being sliced, chopped, peeled, stirred, bit, grated, and we did hand gestures for each. Once we all had the gestures down, one learner would stand while the others took turns rapidly giving a new instruction “Chop!” – this worked really well and was a ton of fun. Overall the class was very interactive, and seemed to keep all levels of learners engaged.

    #11808
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Site: Parklane Elementary
    Lesson Title: Trick or Treat!
    Date of Class: Oct 29, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Fall Holidays
    How Many Learners: 4
    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) = 9
    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): We dictated candy descriptions – sweet, sour, chewy, crunchy, creamy, etc. and candy contents – nuts, chocolate, nougat, caramel, etc. Then we tried candies and wrote/talked about them. What did you try? I tried milk duds. What were they like? Creamy and chewy. What was inside? chocolate and caramel. This activity worked really well and everyone had fun with the activity and tasting candy. And we discovered the dislike for candy corn is universal. At the end we did a listen and point of a sheet with survey data on people’s favorite and least favorite candies.

    #11848
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Site: Parklane Elementary
    Lesson Title: Hand me a pie or deliver me a dumpling!
    Date of Class: Nov 05, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:30 PM
    MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Happy holidays
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): I brought my own materials. I couldn’t locate the PPT crate and my point person, Andrew, whose desk it was in or near, was not there that day.

    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) = 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): I dictated sentences about the fall spices we use in our food specific to the holidays such as Thanksgiving. We passed around and smelled cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. My mistake was pointed out by one of the learners that the cinnamon sticks I passed around were cinnamon sticks and not cloves. he did a search on his phone and we all looked at what cinnamon and cloves look like on their bushes. I passed around my dumpling maker and we ate apple dumplings while playing Scrabble Scramble where Mexico was the winner almost every time over Russia!

    #11850
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Site: Parklane Elementary
    Lesson Title: Can I recycle that?
    Date of Class: Nov 07, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:30 PM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Recycle it!
    How Many Learners: 4
    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) = 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): We did a listen and point of City of Portland’s “Be Cart Smart” guide. We then did a worksheet with images of different waste items (foil, buckets, plastic bags, yogurt tubs, etc) – we named the items and then used the “Be Cart Smart” guide to decide if we could recycle them or not. Then we did a round robin with the pictures – “What’s this?” “Its a plastic lid.” “Can I recycle it?” “No, its garbage.” One of the learners said they would hang the guide on their fridge, and joked that it should be on the citizenship test. I told them very few Americans would pass that test!

    #11861
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Site: Parklane Elementary
    Lesson Title: As American as Apple Pie
    Date of Class: Nov 12, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:30 PM
    MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Happy Holidays!
    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) = 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) = 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): I dictated 10 Easy Steps to Make the Best Pies and mimed rolling out dough and putting pie into a hot oven, poking vents in the crust, etc. We passed around three different kinds of apples and a piece of aluminum foil with a circle cut out that is crucial for not over-browning a pie crust in the oven. There were two new learners who who surprised to see me and not Ramin and I had to assure them that I did not need to know Russian to teach them English. I drew a map of DDHS school and where the class is located for A & A and told them to come to my house first and we can go to class together on Thursday. :)

    #11872
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Site: David Douglas
    Lesson Title: Grey garbage, green compost, blue recycle, yellow glass
    Date of Class: Nov 14, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Recycle it!
    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) = 8
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 7
    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): Brought in little blueberry cardboard containers that I painted to represent the four different recycling/trash receptacles. We passed around cards with photos from sales flyers that has various foods from plastic chip bags to yogurt containers. We practiced putting the cards in the proper bin–yogurt containers in the blue recycling bin, wine bottles in the yellow glass, etc. It was a fun class with one new learner who was extremely shy, but laughed with the rest of the class as we passed around photos of poultry while everyone made their best chicken noises!

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