Rockwood Library — Spring 2017

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    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class:
    Day of Class:
    Time of Class:
    MC:
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    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) =

    Total Score:

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):

    #8616

    Ashley Lopez
    Participant

    Lesson Title: A short survey
    Date of Class: 4/3/17
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6:00pm
    MC: Estefania
    DJ: Ashley L
    Assistants: N/A
    Module:
    How Many Learners:
    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) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 33

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):

    We did alphabet listen & point followed by yell and spell. We dictated the title of the lesson “The title of today’s lesson is a short survey.” We dictated words and phrases associated with surveys. We did a round-robin dialogue. We did a word search. In small groups, they completed the surveys.

    #8619

    Cecilia Smith
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Where is it located?
    Date of Class: 04/04/2017
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Ashley
    DJ: Cecilia
    Assistants:
    Module: Maps and Addresses
    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) = 3
    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) = 7

    Total Score: 31

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We started the class with only one learner. We sat and did the alphabet sheets and, when it became clear our learner was struggling, just went over the alphabet in its entirety. We did yell and spell, and then dictated the title of today’s lesson. It was at this point three other learners came in. We finished dictating the title, then when back to the yell and spell activity. The original learner did not want to spell his name, but later in the lessons was open to trying to speak out loud. We dictated the address of the library, and sent it around the room in round robin form. We did listen and point with a map of Gresham, then divided Gresham into quadrants and found locations based on north/east/south/west. We also did this in real life, pointing northwest from Stark Street and so on. We finalized this activity by finding parks and dictating the address of Nakada Nature Park (sp?), and then directions for how to get there. This was the end of the lesson.

    #8620

    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Lesson Title: I need directions!
    Date of Class: 4/4/17
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30 pm
    MC: Ben
    DJ: Maureen
    Assistants: Judy
    Module: Maps & Addresses
    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) = 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) = 7

    Total Score: 40

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Learners wrote down dictated sentences such as “Which way is it?” having to do with directions. This was a relatively higher-level class except one learner who struggled with writing. This student has made a lot of progress with allowing his classmates to help him, even female students. Ben led an activity where learners got out of their seats and pointed to the actual direction “EAST, WEST…” where they giggled and tried not to poke each other in the eyes. At the very end of class, Ben passed out cards with “PIne Street” “Burnside,” etc to each learner with a hand-drawn compass in the center of the table and facilitated a round robin where learners said “such and such street is SW/SE/N/S…..of such and such street.” This activity had the potential to be really great and started to be once the confusion about these “actual” locations vs. direction of where the student was sitting was clarified. Learners enjoyed interacting with each other during this silly exercise.

    #8623

    Ashley Lopez
    Participant

    Lesson Title: A short survey
    Date of Class: 4/3/17
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6:00pm
    MC: Estefania
    DJ: Ashley L
    Assistants: N/A
    Module: Society & Culture
    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) = 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) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 33

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):

    We did alphabet listen & point followed by yell and spell. We dictated the title of the lesson “The title of today’s lesson is a short survey.” We dictated words and phrases associated with surveys. We did a round-robin dialogue. We did a word search. In small groups, they completed the surveys.

    #8629

    Ashlyn Teather
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Practice Evaluation Survey for a Neighborhood Community Garden
    Date of Class: 4/6/17
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30
    MC: Patricia
    DJ: Ashlyn
    Assistants: none
    Module: Gardening
    How Many Learners: 11
    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) = 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) = 6

    Total Score: 37

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Patricia started with the alphabet and incorporated some different letters than what is normally used. She made a survey similar to the one the library wanted us to do so learners could practice doing a survey before the real one. Skill levels were high and low around the room, but learners were helping each other very well. When we got to the Library survey, some learners had already done it. They helped other learners, and we also gave out extra worksheets for those learners to do instead. Lots of helping and working together today (…yesterday)- a friendly class!

    #8633

    Ashley Lopez
    Participant

    Lesson Title: W-2 forms
    Date of Class: 4/10/17
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6:00pm
    MC: Ashley L
    DJ: Ashley L
    Assistants: N/A
    Module: Taxes
    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) = 6
    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) = 7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 0

    Total Score: 29

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):

    One learner until 6:30pm

    A student and I began class with alphabet listen and point. Name yell & spell. We dictated the title of the lesson “W-2 Forms.” We dictated several words & phrases related to W-2’s and taxes: federal, state, file, april 18th, income, refund, social security number. Two more students joined at 6:30pm. We dictated several sentences. We did listen & point using a fake w-2. We read a printed info sheet about W-2’s from Turbo Tax. We ended with a round robin “Have you completed your tax return for this year?”

    #8635

    Ashley Lopez
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Where do I send it
    Date of Class: 4/11/17
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6:00pm
    MC: Cecilia
    DJ: Ashley L
    Assistants: N/A
    Module: Maps & Addresses
    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) = 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) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    Total Score: 37

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):

    We began the class by doing the alphabet listen & point for 15 minutes with two learners. We did yell & spell with names. We dictated the title of the lesson “Where do I send it?” At 6:30pm, 3 new learners joined us. We did listen and point using a credit card application and using a map of portland’s zip codes. As a class, we each got to write on an envelope as if we were applying for a credit card by mail to the credit card company. We did “This is A” activity using pictures of landmarks to talk about places near the Gresham Library. We did a listen & point with a map of the location in which Gresham Post Office is found.

    #8643

    Patricia Fraker
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Life’s a Garden, Dig it
    Date of Class: April 13, 2017
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30 pm
    MC: Ashlyn
    DJ: Patricia
    Module: Community Gardening
    How Many Learners: 11
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Rockwood Library needs more loyalty card sheets printed out.

    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) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7
    Total Score: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    The class started with a good balance of Alphabet listen and point, with most learners comfortable with it. The focus of the lesson was vegetable gardens, and the learners wrote down “Do you have a vegetable garden at home?” to ask each other. Everyone was very focused on the topic, and they took it personally. since most if not all did have gardens or wanted them. They enjoyed the other sentences for dictation progression: April is a great time to start a garden. Vegetables can be planted as seeds or starts. There are a variety of vegetables you can plant! They, also, enjoyed the Vegetable Worksheet with crude but cute line drawings done by Ashlyn. When the Make Your Garden sheet came around, they all wanted to draw and color their vegetable choices on their sheets, with none of the learners feeling or acting shy or hesitant. They enjoyed struggling to speak English about their gardens and vegetables with each other and the teachers. The learners were not shy asking questions to get their gardens correct. The lesson ended with Ashlyn passing around the Nadaka Flyer inviting people to an “Earth Day Clean-up Event at Nadaka Nature Park” . It was, also, to be an opportunity to practice speaking English. After the group repeated Ashlyn’s reading, together, a few learners volunteered to read the paragraph by themselves, out loud.

    #8646

    Benjamin Lostheart
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Everythings waiting for you in Downtown Portland
    Date of Class: 4/11/2017
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 2:00pm
    MC: Maureen
    DJ: Benjamin
    Assistants:
    Module: Maps
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):
    Bingo, USA Map
    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) =7

    Total Score:37

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Tuesday was Maureens Silent class. This was my first time observing and particpating in the silent class. Everything went well and the learners enjoyed the class. I would suggest more info given to the DJ beforhand for prompts and advice for the level of talking the DJ should do.

    #8647

    Ashley Lopez
    Participant

    Lesson Title: “It’s Tax Season”
    Date of Class: 4/17/17
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6:00pm
    MC: Estefania
    DJ: Ashley L
    Assistants: Ashlyn, Daniel
    Module: Taxes
    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) = 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) = 6

    Total Score: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):

    We did the alphabet listen and point for the first 15 minutes of class. We went around the room and did yell & spell with names. We dictated the title of the lesson “It’s Tax Season.” We did a dialogue with “What is the title of today’s lesson?” “The title of today’s lesson is called it’s tax season.” We dictated 6 phrases/words associated with taxes. We did a a document search with an article about Tax Day and why it is on the 18th of April. After we completed the document search, we all took turns reading one sentence each from the article. We did a call & response dialogue about where to file taxes. We used a Sample 1040EZ and practiced filling it in, using Santa Claus as the person filing. We ended class with Ashlyn introducing her flyer to the class and conducting a word search with the document.

    #8651

    Cecilia Smith
    Participant

    Lesson Title: “What’s the Address?”
    Date of Class: 4/18/2017
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: Ashley
    DJ: Cecilia
    Assistants: Ashlyn, Patrik
    Module: Society and Culture
    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) = 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) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 35

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):

    We started class a little differently because it was Ashley’s “gentle intervention” and we had only one learner. We started with the PPT people sitting with the learner. Instead of doing alphabet sheets, we gave sentences introducing our names and something we did that day. We had our learner write this down, read the sentences back to us, then come up with our own. Our learner said he wasn’t good at writing difficult words so we tried to come up with more complicated sentences about what we did that day. Words used were things like “crematorium,” “excursion,” “cultural competence,” and so on. At this point a second learner came in and we started forming sentences and sending it around the room by verbal repetition only, modelling down. At this point the third learner came in. We finished up this activity to get everyone’s names straight, and then partnered off, PPT staff to learner, to dictate our transportation journeys. After this, Ashley played a song with an address in it along with Bing Crosby. First she had learners write words they recognized, then we dictated lines of the song one at a time, playing the musical version before writing it down. We finished off by looking over a leaflet Ashlyn wrote for a park cleaning event this Saturday,

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    #8652

    Benjamin Lostheart
    Participant

    Lesson Title: hiking across the us
    Date of Class: 4/18/17
    Day of Class:tueaday
    Time of Class:2pm
    MC:maureen
    DJ:Ben l
    Assistants:patrik
    Module:society and culture.
    How Many Learners:11
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):map. Cookies.

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =6
    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) =6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6

    Total Score:34

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): this was Maureen’s final class. All went well, alot of people tonight with a couple of new faces.

    #8725

    Ashlyn Teather
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Plant Vegetables Together to Prevent Destructive Garden Insects
    Date of Class: 4/20/2017
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30pm
    MC: Patricia
    DJ: Ashlyn
    Assistants:
    Module: Gardening
    How Many Learners: 12
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Need more printed out loyalty card sheets- no more left :(

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

    Total Score: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Started with alphabet listen & point, names, and then the lesson title. We practiced garden words with the word cloud, and then did a listen & point with a companion planting guide. Learners chose their favorite plant from the guide, and then filled in a worksheet with more about that plant- including the colors of all the plants. Learners then shared with the class what they chose. Ended with me inviting people, again, to Earth Day on Saturday! Had one new learner in class who quickly fit in with the group.

    #8734

    Ashley Lopez
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Taxes and Governments
    Date of Class: 4/24/17
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6:00pm
    MC: Daniel
    DJ: Ashley L
    Assistants: Estefania, Cameron
    Module: Taxes
    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) = 5
    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) = 4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 8

    Total Score: 31

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):

    We did alphabet listen & point followed by names yell and spell. We dictated the title of the lesson followed by 4 sentences related to taxes. We did a “this is an apple” activity, using a mapped a graph of GDP’s for various countries. We used the list of countries on the graph and labeled the map provided. We did round robin, Q: What percentage of GDP is taxed in the United States? A: 26% We did listen and point with a small paragraph about GDP’s. We then took turns reading sentences off the sheet.

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