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  • #11910
    WebMaestrex
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Verbs & Past Tense
    Date of Class: 11/11/19
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Native American History
    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) = 2
    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) = 7
    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):
    Due to veteran’s day, and that schools were closed, people probably thought there was no class. two of our regulars came, though, and I was telling them about my busy day. I was really tired, so that was the best I could muster. We ended up going with past tense action verbs, which they really loved.

    #11912
    Nick Krikota
    Participant

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Be Ready for Winter Weather
    Date of Class: Dec 02, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: DanielGoofyProfessor
    DJ: NickHardworkingRetired
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Emergency Preparation
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Low alphabet sheets

    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) = 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): Today was Daniel’s silent class. We also had a box full of emergency preparedness materials

    #11918
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Let’s make gaufrettes!
    Date of Class: Dec 04, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: DanielGoofyProfessor
    DJ: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Judy
    Module: In the Kitchen
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    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) = 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

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): This was Daniel’s second “silent lesson” and he did a GREAT job. I can’t believe the amount of prep time he put in. He made gaufrettes (which are a Belgian cookie) and brought all the ingredients and cooking implements needed to make the cookies. We dictated a few sentences about how the gaufrettes are a family recipe and that they make them every year and hang them on their tree. Then we wrote down all the tools and ingredients and round-robined everything. Daniel had printed out SO MANY THINGS to make his silent class run smoother – signs that said “Ready?”, “You got it”, his name spelled out letter by letter, etc. He also had tons of note cards written with the prompts for me to say. The whole thing was rather silly and caused lots of laughter – to the point that when I left, the librarian at the desk said “Sounds like class today was even more fun than usual!”

    #11922
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Santa Claus
    Date of Class: Dec 03, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: RaminPolyglotMaestro
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Happy 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) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 4

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We had two new Korean learners. We all sung Jingle bells song and learners enjoyed doing that!

    #11927

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    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Icy Weather
    Date of Class: Dec 02, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Emergency Preparedness
    How Many Learners: 4
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): recycled a dozen or so cards from October. blanks ok

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 3
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 4
    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): two new folks (they had been to midland before), one who speaks Chuj, a new language for me. The other, mandarin speaker, quite high. Turns out, when you say “Icy Weather” everyone hears “I see weather”! Had problems with my video, couldn’t find a good current weather forecast video. Need to get better at this.

    #11932
    Nick Krikota
    Participant

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: cocoa keeps me warm!
    Date of Class: Dec 09, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: ShelleySincereLearner
    DJ: NickHardworkingRetired
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Emergency Preparation
    How Many Learners: 5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): All 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) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 8

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Shelley brought cocoa and used it for document search.

    #11939

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Weather Forecast
    Date of Class: Dec 09, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Emergency Preparedness
    How Many Learners: 4
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): the cards were messy, but they were there!

    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) = 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) = 9

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): one new person, some old friends. forecast is a tricky one. finally found a good video weather report on kptv!

    #11940
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Let’s celebrate Hanukkah 10 days early
    Date of Class: Dec 11, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: DanielGoofyProfessor
    DJ: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Judy, Patrik
    Module: In the Kitchen
    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) = 7
    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) = 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): This was Daniel’s “You’re the Boss Now” class. We wrote down some Hanukkah related words (menorah, dreidel, latke) and a couple of sentences about the Holiday. We then did a listen and point of the rules to playing dreidel. Then we played dreidel! Daniel brought lots of chocolate geld to play with.

    #11941
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Christmas carols
    Date of Class: Dec 10, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: RaminPolyglotMaestro
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Happy Holidays
    How Many Learners: 8
    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) = 6
    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) = 2

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): good class with a lot of this is an apple activity with different items. We had a new learner that speaks Rohingya language.

    #11984
    Andres Avellaneda
    Participant

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Welcome to 2020
    Date of Class: Jan 21, 2020
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: AndresExcitingTeacher
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Andrés Avellaneda
    Module: Real-world curriculum
    How Many Learners: 13
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Need more attendance tracking sheets and alphabet sheets

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 4
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 5
    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) = 9

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Had the first class of the year at Rockwood with Patrick, we had a turnout of 13 students, with 6 being new members. The lesson was about Martin Luther King Jr’s speech and about what else was happening today in the country. Patrick had the students write sentences relating to MLK’s speech and about impeachment. The students were engaged for most of the time and the connection with the class was very good.

    #11985
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Tall Trees
    Date of Class: Jan 22, 2020
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Judy, Brian
    Module: Tree Hugger
    How Many Learners: 9
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): It would be nice to have a new original of the alphabet sheet – we are making copies of copies and it would be nice to have a fresh start.

    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) = 6
    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) = 7

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): First Wednesday 2pm Rockwood lesson of the year. 9 learners, only 4 of which were long-timers, 3 brand new and 2 relatively new. We talked about trees – did a round robin “Did you climb trees when you were little?” “Yes I did/No I didn’t” and then did a listen and find on a page about spruce and fir trees. We then did some dictation of sentences about trees. The new learners started out VERY resistant to some of our methods, but Patrik used all his skills to bring them along, and the most resistant person seemed to be having the most fun by the end! Great first class of the year.

    #11998
    Shelley Zansler
    Participant

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Where Mold May Grow
    Date of Class: Jan 27, 2020
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: RaminPolyglotMaestro
    DJ: ShelleySincereLearner
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Healthy Homes
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Seems 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) = 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) = 7

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Today we focused on where mold can hang out in your home and what to do about it. Learners were eager to help one another and work together. This worked better with some students than with others, as there was a pretty wide spread between language levels. We had two new learners today. At the end of class, DJ and MC brainstormed ways to effectively make sure new learners don’t fall behind while keeping higher-level students engaged and making sure the class is moving at a decent clip. That said, it seemed that everyone in the class had enough challenges to keep the lesson engaging, like pronunciation and spelling of unusual words (asthma, wheezing, dizziness, etc.).

    #12004
    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

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    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Count Me In!
    Date of Class: Jan 28, 2020
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: AndresExcitingTeacher
    DJ: AndresExcitingTeacher
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Census
    How Many Learners: 8
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): good.

    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) = 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): Andres dictated sentences about the census with a few difficult words such as “decennial” which forced a few learners to use their translating apps. We asked each other if we would participate in the census if someone knocked (another toughie) on our doors and asked about our household (another tricky word for the learners, since a few were familiar with HOUSE, but had not seen the word with HOLD added at the end.

    #12011
    Daniel Yuhas
    Participant

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: What’s your risk for radon
    Date of Class: Jan 27, 2020
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: DanielGoofyProfessor
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Judy
    Module: Radon in the home
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Completely out of attendance sheets, though lots of folks just take a photo anyway

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 5
    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) = 8

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Lots of dictation, a listen and point, and a round-robin map activity about radon in the home. Not sure how many folks “got it”.

    Lots of laughs and great cross-language helping, which is always awesome at this setting.

    #12015
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Tree Parts
    Date of Class: Jan 29, 2020
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Judy
    Module: Tree Hugger
    How Many Learners: 8
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): ok

    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) = 6

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): The class went well, high level of learner responses. Amanda was especially engaging. We stood up and did some movement near the end. On leaving one student mentioned “This was really interesting.”

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