Rockwood Library – Spring 2019

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  • #11217

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: It does not say RSVP on the Statue of Liberty
    Date of Class: Apr 29, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: ZadokTóngzhì
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Frank
    Module: History of Immigration
    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) = 3
    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) = 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): Small class today. Had a random assistant drop in. Worked off the history timeline. Class was a bit dry, but I ended up not having a lot of time to plan, so it was okay for what it was.

    #11223

    Matthew Lents
    Participant

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: We communicate all over the world using social media.
    Date of Class: Apr 23, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: MaureenSeastarTeacher
    DJ: Not Listed (Please See Notes)
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Social Media
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Looks excellent

    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) = 7

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Maureen was MC. She facilitated a class about social media. She did a yell and spell and round robin about how we connect with people via social media.

    #11227

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Happy May Day
    Date of Class: May 01, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: ZadokTóngzhì
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Judy
    Module: Labor Unions
    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) = 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) = 7

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Zadok arrived late, but Judy was around to help. Amanda talked with dictation about the holiday, and we practiced with an old Union song.

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    #11228

    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Mama Said
    Date of Class: 04/29/2019
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Matthew
    DJ: Maureen
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Motherhood
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):
    great!
    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) = 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) = 8

    Total Score: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We dictated sentences, facilitated a Round Robin and played a game all based on words and lyrics from the song “Mama Said” by the Shirelles.

    #11234

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Where Do We Come From?
    Date of Class: Apr 29, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Immigration History
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): good

    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) = 4
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 4

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): nice size group for Rockwood evening, bigger than it’s been in a while! we worked with “where was your mother born?” which is one of the great language/tense practice focuses. We don’t ask where were you born, because that could give away someone’s background, but this question isn’t incriminating to an individual and allows us to understand their ethnic background better. Still working with this group to encourage them to help each other more.

    #11259

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: The land of your mother
    Date of Class: May 06, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Immigration History
    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) = 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) = 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): it was a really nice group today.. oddly, almost completely everyone different from the last monday I was here. It took quite a bit of coaxing and managing to get everyone on the same page, but it started to come together. I like this new video I’m working with about immigration history.. it’s challenging, but short, and it has a solid anticolonial message. Some good laughing, some thumbs up, some definite improvement on some folks parts.

    #11260

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Big Numbers
    Date of Class: Apr 22, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    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) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 7
    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): I don’t remember this day.. but it had taxes in it, and I think we did a little of the beatles song taxman. We might have worked with numbers, big numbers and stuff.

    #11262

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Your Mother Should Know
    Date of Class: May 06, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Immigration Timeline
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): 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) = 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) = 5

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): lots of people showed up 15 after, but by then, I was just doing a round robin repeat. this led into talking about the last class, and it became clear that working with ordinal numbers was going to be a good idea. I really wanted to work with the immigration video and the beatles video, but the ordinals ended up taking enough time, that all we really got to do was play the song once.. but next week!

    #11268

    Matthew Lents
    Participant

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Are you my mother?
    Date of Class: May 07, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: JanetLaUnica!
    DJ: Not Listed (Please See Notes)
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Motherhood
    How Many Learners: 8
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): We could use some more attendance and evaluation sheets.

    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) = 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) = 7

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Janet was MC for a lesson on theme motherhood. She used a children’s book called “are you my mother?” We watched the video as warmup, used some dialogue for dictations and round robins, and then made a mini book version of the book to take home!

    #11275

    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Labor Unions
    Date of Class: May 08, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: RaminPolyglotMaestro
    DJ: RaminPolyglotMaestro
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Judy
    Module: Labor Unions
    How Many Learners: 7
    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) = 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): Overall a good class, however my assistant pointed out that I speak too much Russian with the learners which leaves out the Spanish speakers with whom I speak Spanish too, but not as much as I do Russian. I thought It was a good observation!

    #11287

    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Lesson Title: We are the huddled masses!
    Date of Class: 5/13/19
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30
    MC: Maureen
    DJ: Maureen
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: 0
    Module: Immigrant history
    How Many Learners: 9
    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) = 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) = 7

    Total Score: 44

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Dictated lines from the poem “The New Colossus” on the base of the Statue of Liberty after showing them a picture of her. Passed around the library’s giant globe to see from how many different areas of the world our families are from during RR. Drew a diagram on the dry erase to show the difference between “woman’ and ‘women’ and ‘man’ v. ‘men’ after there was much confusion. English sure is crazy with all these seemingly-arbitrary irregular spellings/pronunciations!!! ;)

    #11300

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Conquistadores
    Date of Class: May 13, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: immigration history
    How Many Learners: 6
    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) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 4
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 4
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 4

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): This class kinda got bogged down. It was very interesting.. I used a video of the immigration timeline.. 3 minutes. I went through it and we used a word by word choral response.. with a few replays.. it wasn’t a waste of time or anything, but pretty repetitive and one dimensional. I do think people kind of got it, though, because folks seemed to respond that they didn’t realize this was the history, and it was pretty intense about smallpox, etc.

    #11309

    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Benefits of being a Union Worker
    Date of Class: May 15, 2019
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: ThitichayaThaiGood
    DJ: RaminPolyglotMaestro
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Judy
    Module: Labor Unions
    How Many Learners: 12
    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) = 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) = 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): It was May’s first silent class. She did a great job directing me how to teach the class. For example, she brought special signs that she used to write the alphabet letters on, and showed the letters to me and I would repeat them out loud. She was able to even control the pace of the alphabet sheet activity using the signs with letters.

    #11312

    Site: Earl Boyles Elementary
    Lesson Title: Wild Oregon
    Date of Class: May 16, 2019
    Time of Class: 9:30 AM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: 1
    Module: The Great Outdoors
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): 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) = 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) = 6

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Sue and I used her map of Oregon, which was fairly engaging.. surprisingly difficult to find portland at the very beginning! But after they got it, it was a lot easier.. ramped up the drama quite a bit, and eventually was getting them. One learner who really struggles still struggled, but she brokethrough by finding the word forest, a bit surprising given what appears an inability to read. Then she saw the word siuslaw… though I think they were guesses, they were very accurate guesses.

    #11316

    Francine Talla
    Participant

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: The original Mother’s day proclamation
    Date of Class: May 14, 2019
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: MattFriendlyHouseHusband
    DJ: FrancineSmile
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Mother’s celebration
    How Many Learners: 5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Looking 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) = 8
    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): The lesson was focused on mother’s day and its history. Class activities were dynamic and fun. Learners were helpful towards each others and engaged throughout the lesson. A spelling contest at the end brought out the competitive spirit of learners and reinforced the words learned throughout the lesson which was great. Everyone received flowers which was an amazing energy booster. All in all positive ambiance for an optimal learning experience

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