Rockwood Library – Fall 2019

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  • #11809
    Amanda Greenvoss
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    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: What are you dressed as?
    Date of Class: Oct 30, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Earthquakes
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Looks like we are out of blank loyalty cards…

    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) = 8
    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): We did a Halloween themed class today. I brought candy to share and we dictated sentences about how kids go door to door to get candy. We looked at images of different classic kid costumes (witch, devil, cowboy, Spiderman, princess etc) and then dictated sentences about them. I then described my costume using those dictated sentences and they would guess who I was. Then each learner stood up and described their costume (using the dictated descriptions) and we would shout “You’re a vampire!” or whatever. This was a lot of fun and everyone caught right on. We had some interesting vocab words (scepter and tiara for the princess, leather chaps and bandanna for the cowboy, etc). We also did a Halloween word search. Lots of fun and laughing.

    #11812
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Happy Holidays
    Date of Class: Oct 29, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: RaminPolyglotMaestro
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Happy Holidays
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): I put in some additional loyalty cards into the box

    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) = 5
    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) = 3

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): A couple learners showed up late. Overall it was interesting for the learners to learn about the different holidays in the US. Many learners didn’t know about Hanukkah or Kwanzaa.

    #11826

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: First Nations
    Date of Class: Oct 28, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Indigenous People of North America
    How Many Learners: 5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): still need loyalty cards!

    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) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 3

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): I had a chance to make some copies of my map, so we worked with it in a bit different way. was surprised one learner struggled with the same language that they’d encountered during the day class. people liked the content though

    #11828

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: First Nations
    Date of Class: Oct 28, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Indigenous People of North America
    How Many Learners: 9
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): forgot the dang loyalty cards

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 5
    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) = 3

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): nice size group, with a couple of new folks. pretty good energy. the map was not usable with the group arrangement, I ended up sort of yelling out the names. The video was pretty good, except for the ubiquitous flute

    #11837
    Mark Griffin
    Participant

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Indian Tribal Nations in Oregon
    Date of Class: Nov 04, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: MarkAbogadoOptimisto
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: none
    Module: Indian Tribal Nations in Oregon
    How Many Learners: 4
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): everything good

    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) = 4
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    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 trouble with the subject matter. Indian names are difficult to pronounce and to spell

    #11845
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Election Day and veterans Day
    Date of Class: Nov 05, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: MaliaGloriousNBAInsider
    DJ: RaminPolyglotMaestro
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Fall Holidays
    How Many Learners: 9
    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) = 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) = 5
    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 had two new Arabic speaking learners. One was highly proficient in English and the other was low proficiency. They were sitting together to help each other. There was a lot of laughter because of the TH sounds, specifically how we need to put our tongue in between teeth in order to produce sounds.

    #11851
    Laura O Foster
    Participant

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Practice Now so you can protect yourself in a real earthquake
    Date of Class: Nov 06, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: DanielGoofyProfessor
    DJ: LauraEnthusiasticTeacher
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Judy
    Module: Earthquake preparedness
    How Many Learners: 12
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): all okay

    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) = 8
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 9
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Daniel placed the tables in an open square: 3 on each side, very effective for learners’ interaction w each other. A fun, enthusiastic class with lots of laughing

    #11864
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Will you be ready if an earthquake strikes Oregon?
    Date of Class: Nov 13, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: DanielGoofyProfessor
    DJ: RaminPolyglotMaestro
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Judy
    Module: Earthquake preparedness
    How Many Learners: 11
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): We need attendace forms

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 10
    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) = 9
    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): This was one of the best classes I have seen in a while. MC brought many relevant real world materials, such as a flashlight, first aid kit, whistle and many more. Learners had a lot of fun practicing the language using the real world items. The MC was very prepared and brought amazing energy to the room.

    #11865
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Thanksgiving
    Date of Class: Nov 11, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: RaminPolyglotMaestro
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: North American Indigenous People
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): ok

    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) = 5
    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) = 1

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Only two people showed up. They told me that there wouldn’t be a class today because the schools were closed. That is why we had low attendance because on this veterans day everyone thought that the libraries would be closed too!

    #11866
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Thanksgiving
    Date of Class: Nov 12, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: RaminPolyglotMaestro
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Fall Holidays
    How Many Learners: 9
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    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) = 5
    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) = 3

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Good class, I dictated many words related to thanksgiving and learners had questions about the words like, Mayflower, Gravy, stuffing… I showed them pictures of those words and they could relate to the words right away in theor languages.

    #11890
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Why do I need that after an earthquake?
    Date of Class: 11/20/19
    Day of Class: WED
    Time of Class: 2pm
    MC: Amanda
    DJ: No DJ – MC entered data
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Heidi, Judy
    Module: Health and Social Services
    How Many Learners: 11
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): We could use a new original alphabet sheet – there is only one left and it is clearly the copy of a copy of a copy and looking a little rough.

    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) = 8
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 9
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We did a listen and point of an earthquake word cloud. We then completed a worksheet of 6 items you might need after an earthquake. We named the item (work gloves!) then as a class came up with the reason we might need them after an earthquake (to remove rubble!). After completing all six items, we stood and passed the items around in a round robin (What is this? Its a battery powered radio. Why do I need it after an earthquake? To hear the news if the power is out.) We spent the last 20 minutes completing the library survey.

    #11891
    Malia Cagampang
    Participant

    Lesson Title: the first thanksgiving
    Rockwood 2pm 11/18/19
    MC Patrik
    DJ Malia
    5 learners
    Module: Education and government

    Prep: 5
    Tech: 4
    Engagement: 7
    Connection: 6
    Poise: 5
    Reflection: 7

    Very informative class for me as Patrik showed me different ways to use the same techniques I learned in the first stages of the program (alphabet, yell and spell)

    #11893
    Andres Avellaneda
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Foods of an American Thanksgiving
    Date of Class: Oct 19, 2019
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6:00 pm
    MC: LauraEnthusiasticTeacher
    DJ: AndresExcitingTeacher
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Happy Holidays
    How Many Learners: 8
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Could use more loyalty cards, need attendance tracking sheets (there are none at all in the bin).

    Self Evaluation:

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 8
    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) = 8
    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): We had a total of 8 learners join us for the evening. Most were in the intermediate to low levels of proficiency, a couple of high-level learners. The class went pretty well, it was very organized and the students got to learn about some foods that they can find in American Thanksgiving dinners. Laura brought real foods such as sweet potato, cranberries, and a pumpkin pie so they could understand what their unknown words were. The class was pretty mellow but the students enjoyed it a lot and participated in reading various materials.

    #11903

    Lesson Title: The three sisters
    Date of Class: 11/18/19
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Native American History
    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) = 4
    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) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 3

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): set up the class asking about the three sisters, and one learner mentioned the mountains. That was great.. then I showed a video which was a little too fast, and asked them to guess what the three sisters were. They couldn’t figure it out. We gave some hints and arrived at corn beans, squash, and that led to another video. Then a learner was like, they made us plant these together and I didn’t know why! It wasn’t astounding.. and I was very tired, but it still was pretty elegant.

    #11904

    Lesson Title: Clocks Back
    Date of Class: 11/4/19
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 2pm
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Native American History
    How Many Learners: 5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 4
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 0
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 0
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 0
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 0
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 1

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): All I remember was that I explored the language of setting the clocks back. But it’s been 3 weeks, so I’ve forgotten it!

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