Parkrose High School – Fall 2013

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    WebMaestrex
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    Date of Class:12/3/13
    Day of Class:Tuesday
    PI:Brooke
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    Assistants:
    Module:Happy Holidays
    How Many Learners:4
    Score:
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Pretty average class with a holiday twist. Started with our usual alphabet and yell n spell then did a listen/find using the scorecard. Since we were talking about holidays and their corresponding dates, we veered away from the plan a bit to practice ordinals.. but not for long. We practiced some vocabulary related to Christmas using some images that I brought in to use. GOt a lot of good pronunciation practice in here too. With not a ton of time left, we did some writing/question asking with the phrase ‘what do you want for Christmas?’ I was hoping to move away from material objects with this one but due to time, I kept it simple. Ended with a fun TPR and talked a little about end of term dates and such. Fun group!

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    WebMaestrex
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    Date of Class: 12/5/13
    Day of Class: Thursday
    PI: Patrik
    SI:
    Assistants: Haydee
    Module: Happy Holidays
    How Many Learners: 5
    Score: 4+5+6+7+5+4= 31
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Very nice group, all bundled up with cold. Haydee came in about 20 minutes late, but it was still very easy to incorporate her into the group. Lots of fun, singing let it snow, realized 4 of the people in the room have birthdays within a few days of each other. A sweet cross cultural connection space that would seem improbable if you weren’t in it.

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    WebMaestrex
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    Date of Class: 12/10/13
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    PI: Patrik
    SI:
    Assistants:
    Module: Happy Holidays
    How Many Learners: 5
    Score:4+6+7+7+5+5=34
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): I can really see development here. Everyone is showing improvement, and especially when we do the Let it snow, song again, it’s definitely familiar, and folks are really interested. One learner came in singing the song – and he also asked at the end if I would make sure to call him when we restarted classes. I was a little tired and I admit, it gets to me a little bit when I wear a little thin, and I start to push them a little too hard.. but the connection and trust is there. I tried something new – an evolution of Yell and Spell – here, they spell their name fast with reduced articulation of letters (e.g., Lola = el-oh-el-ay, spoken quickly). This proves to be very difficult, and it made me realize there are some articulatory patterns that are very difficult for people – they can say the letters individually, but slurring them together is challenging – and, I think, very, very useful. Definitely going to explore that more!

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