Rockwood Library – Fall 2018

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    Amanda Greenvoss
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    Lesson Title: Singing to Christmas
    Date of Class: 11/26/18
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 2pm
    MC: Francine
    DJ: Amanda
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Fall Holidays
    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) = 7
    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) =7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =8
    Total Score:44
    What happened: We had a really fun class today. We dictated some sentences about Christmas, and then spent a lot of time learning to sing Jingle Bells. First we did Seek and Find with the printed lyrics, then we listened to the song, then we sang without music and then sang with music. The progression worked very well. After that we did a couple of round robins (do you like singing Christmas Carols?/ Can you sing Jingle Bells?) – super fun.

    #10663

    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Dashing from store to store during the Christmas season.
    Date of Class: 11/28/18
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30
    MC: Maureen
    DJ: Maureen
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Judy, Dick
    Module: Christmas commerce
    How Many Learners: 12
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):
    I forgot to make more copies of alphabet sheets, but I can do it tomorrow when I’m at Rockwood! :)
    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

    Total Score: 44

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): It was a great class–very lively! I dictated several sentences about the absurd amount of money we Americans spend during the holidays, then facilitated a Round Robin where we asked each other if we celebrate Christmas at home. I was surprised at the high number of folks who celebrate Christmas. As this class is quite high level, I dictated short sentences that highlighted the difference between commonly confused words–this v. these. We played a game and ate cookies! After-class chat was productive; we discussed how to support an extremely low=level learner when the rest of the class is quite high. Dick is trying to figure out what his next step is with PPT–I think he’s leaning toward being a volunteer with the library. I hope he sticks around–the learners like him a lot!

    #10675

    Francine Talla
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Singing for Christmas
    Date of Class: 12/3/2018
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 1400-1530
    MC: Amanda
    DJ: Francine
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Happy Holidays
    How Many Learners: 11
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Looks 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) =8
    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

    Total Score: 42

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): The class started small and was rapidly filled (11 learners)! the Mc started with a round robin asking if anyone could sing a Christmas song with the answer no. Then , we did a dictation progression of some sentences from “All I want for Christmas is you” followed by a a seek and point. We listened to the song and everyone tried to sing it while following the lyrics. Besides, we did a seek and point for “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and sang the song. The final round-robin involved asking if anyone could sing a Christmas song and the answer was yes! The class was really engaged and everyone seems to be having fun.

    #10684

    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Lesson Title: 12 easy Christmas shopping tips!
    Date of Class: 12/5/2018
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30
    MC: Maureen
    DJ: Maureen
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Judy! Tarawyn
    Module: Christmas Commerce
    How Many Learners: 12
    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) =6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 7
    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) = 8

    Total Score: 44

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We had TWO brand new learners who were shy but excited to be involved in the class. They caught on VERY quickly even though they were both quite low level. I dictated a somewhat funny list of tips about shopping and we had a good laugh over “Eat a hearty breakfast” since it can be taken VERY literally. People had some pretty strong opinions about black Friday and cyber Monday and some wondered why ‘cyber’ and ‘black’ were not capitalized. “Aren’t they included in the name of a holiday???” lol We passed around wrapping paper and gift bags during a Round Robin and played a game. Tarawyn enjoyed the class and liked that it followed a similar template to Zadok’s lesson she shadowed previously. great after-class chat getting to know where she is on her ESL journey.

    #10699

    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Let’s take a survey!
    Date of Class: 12/10/18
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 2pm
    MC: Francine
    DJ: Amanda
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: (Ramin was evaluating today)
    Module: Happy Holidays
    How Many Learners: 11
    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) = 7
    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) = 8
    Total Score:
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): The library asked us to complete a survey on “Adult literacy programs at the library” so Francine made a whole lesson about it. The class was super engaged today (even on a less than thrilling subject) and everyone was having a good time. We completed the survey with a little help from Ramin with the Russian learners and with Google Translate for the Vietnamese speaker.

    #10703

    Caitlin Ball
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Christmas is Coming
    Date of Class: 12 Dec 2018
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 2pm
    MC: Thitichaya (May)
    DJ: Caitlin
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Judy, Ramin
    Module: Christmas Culture
    How Many Learners: 12
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): loyalty cards accessible, plenty of alphabet sheets, used real newspapers, Christmas cards, and handout of card messages

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 8
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 8
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 8
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7
    Good – coloring, using real materials, peers helping peers
    Needs improvement – challenge with cohesion (some students getting ahead of others), sending someone over to help out struggling students

    Total Score: 43

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): half the class came in late (disrupted alphabet activity), moved through many types of activities and engaged all types of learners

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