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  • #9080

    Ashlyn Teather
    Participant

    Lesson Title: How to view the eclipse safely
    Date of Class: 8/17/2017
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30pm
    MC: Maureen
    DJ: Ashlyn
    Assistants: Julia
    Module: Eclipse
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): gewd

    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

    Total Score: 39

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

    We dictated some interesting sentences about viewing safety for the eclipse next week. After three weeks of talking about the eclipse, I think learners were still interested and not bothered! This is in part due to the interesting lessons we’ve delivered, like today’s. Next we did two round robins with “Do you have eclipse sunglasses?” and “Take a pair of eclipse glasses!” because MAUREEN BOUGHT GLASSES FOR EVERYONE! Big cheers to that. Not at lot of people already had them, and I know they’re running low now, so that was fun. We ended with a spelling game with scrabble tiles; after Maureen switched two learners, we felt we had very evenly matched teams and it was an exceptionally good game today. Julia felt more involved after Maureen set her up as a coach/motivator for one team, and I helped the other. Great class full of laughter and teamwork!

    #9082

    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: TBD
    Date of Class: 8/15/17
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30
    MC: Ramin (Robert’s dress rehearsal)
    DJ: Ramin
    Assistants: Judy
    Module: In the neighborhood
    How Many Learners: 5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): we need to cut out more loyalty cards for newcomers.
    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) = 4
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5
    Total Score: 27
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): It was Robert’s dress rehearsal. He did a good job at getting students to be engaged. Robert ran out of activities towards the end. I gave him a map of Portland neighborhoods. It helped to finish the class on time. Overall good class.

    #9083

    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: “that hits the spot”
    Date of Class: 8/15/17
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Cecilia
    DJ: Ramin
    Assistants: None
    Module: In the neighborhood
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): we need to cut out more 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) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5
    Total Score: 32
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Cecilia had a great energy today which affected the learners as well. We had some side conversations about different restaurants around Portland. The levels of the group allowed us to talk about cultural things in Portland.

    #9089

    Robert Page
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Senior Political Advisor Stephen Miller
    Date of Class: 8/21/17
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6:00pm
    MC: Cam Coval
    DJ: Robert Page
    Assistants: n/a
    Module: All The President’s Men
    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) = 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) = 6

    Total Score: 39

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Good class! Cam was relaxed but effective. A big variance in the level of learners, but the lesson had something to offer to everyone. Cam also managed to incorporate some video and a great handout on presidential powers.

    #9093

    Cecilia Smith
    Participant

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    Lesson Title: Restocking the Fridge
    Date of Class: 8/22/2017
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6:00PM
    MC: Robert
    DJ: Cecilia
    Assistants: Matthew
    Module: In the Neighborhood
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): We could probably use a few more pencils.

    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) = 5
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    Total Score: 31

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We started the lesson with a few new learners, and a good number. We began with the alphabet, and then transitioned to Yell and Spell, and then worked on dictating the title of the lesson. We did a listen and do with directions- one of the learners brought out a compass – and moved on to complicated dictated conversations, which we used as an extended Round Robin. Another learner joined us at this point. We did a listen and point with intersections, and then listen and do with neighborhood actions. We finished off with a few more round robins, both with nouns and a dictated conversation.

    #9099

    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Our Last Day Talking About the Eclipse
    Date of Class: 8/24/17
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30
    MC: Ashlyn
    DJ: Maureen
    Assistants: Julia
    Module: Eclipse 2017
    How Many Learners: 8
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):good. Weeded out some old cards today

    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) =7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 36

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): It was funny because Ashlyn was a little apprehensive about talking about the eclipse AGAIN, but learners were talking about what they saw in the sky even before class started. Learners enjoyed sharing answers to the dictated Round Robin question “What did you like best about the eclipse?” This class was very Spanish-speaker heavy and learners helped each other with vocab and referred to their Seek & Find sheets when pronouncing words such as ‘corona,’ and ‘sunset.’ At the very end of class, Ashlyn played “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler. Little did we know that the song’s popularity reaches all the way to Venezuela!!! We got ourselves a free concert with most of the class singing along! SO funny and fun.

    #9102

    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: “Let’s explore Portland”
    Date of Class: 8/22/2017
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30
    MC: Ramin
    DJ: Ramin
    Assistants: Judy, Zeny
    Module: In the Neighborhood
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): more loyalty cards need to be cut out.

    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) =5
    Total Score: 39
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Great class. I used a new activity to challenge the learners. It was a word search document about Portland and what’s famous in Portland. The first 3 winners got prizes (Cookies) but it was sweet to see everyone share the cookies and enjoy the collective work rather than the individual achievements.

    #9105

    Cameron Coval
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Senior advisor Jared Kushner
    Date of Class: 8/28/17
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Robert
    DJ: CamCivicContrarian
    Assistants:
    Module: All the President’s Men
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):
    loyalty cards, notebook paper, pencils needed for the box

    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) = 4
    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

    Total Score: 29

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    All higher level learners in attendance today. Dictation content was advanced but fit well with learner levels. Dictated five facts about Jared Kushner, each learner read each sentence aloud at least twice. Robert also asked learners to try to say the sentences aloud without looking at what they had written. I liked that task and plan to implement it when I MC.

    #9114

    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: “restocking the fridge”
    Date of Class: 8/29/17
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 2 pm-3:30 pm
    MC: Robert Page
    DJ: Ramin
    Assistants: Judy
    Module: In the neighborhood
    How Many Learners: 5
    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) = 5
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 5
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 3
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 2

    Total Score: 26

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Robert’s class was fun. He brought a game like activity where learners had to find two matching words. Robert’s dictation had a singular third person pronoun with future tense contraction such as “it’ll” it was confusing for many learners, the pronunciation as well as writing of it was complicated and something new for the learners so it was useful to be exposed that grammatical aspect for the first time.

    #9120

    Robert Page
    Participant

    Lesson Title: A Learned Institution
    Date of Class: 8/29/17
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6:00pm
    MC: Cecilia
    DJ: Robert
    Assistants: n/a
    Module: In the Neighborhood
    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) = 4
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 4
    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

    Total Score: 34

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Really great class. The lesson was focused on OMSI, and we did a number of dictations & dialogues. Also did TPR with science related action verbs (put on the goggles!).

    #9121

    Ashlyn Teather
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Nervous hippos, stoic crocodiles, and matter-of-fact baboons
    Date of Class: 8/31/2017
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30pm
    MC: Maureen
    DJ: Ashlyn
    Assistants: Julia, Matthew
    Module: Eclipse
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Need to print more evaluation sheets!!! All gone :(

    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): I lied last week when I called my lesson our final time talking about the eclipse, whoops! But Maureen had fun information for folks today. We dictated some sentences today with lots of animal names, and words like “stoic”. Then some round robins with pictures of animals from these sentences. Then we did a seek & find with an interesting article on animals in the eclipse and ended with our favorite scrabble spelling game. Got some good feedback from Matthew at the end of class on how things he’s seen differently at other places during his shadowing, and I think we’re both looking forward to utilizing that info in the following weeks. Class atmosphere was great as usual, even with some new folks in the mix today. Good, solid class!

    #9124

    Cecilia Smith
    Participant

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    Lesson Title: What’s up with the DACA?
    Date of Class: 9/6/17
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: Robert
    DJ: Cecilia
    Assistants:
    Module: Government & Education
    How Many Learners: 0
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Our supply of evaluation sheets seems to have vanished – I would have made copies otherwise!

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 6
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = NA
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = NA
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = NA
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = NA
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 12

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Possibly due to a combination of the weather and the holiday yesterday, our spot at the library remained empty today. Robert and I hung out for about forty-five minutes before getting the OK from Patrik to head home.

    #9125

    Robert Page
    Participant

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    Lesson Title: My Favorite Recipe
    Date of Class: 9/5/17
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 2:00pm
    MC: Lexy Dillon
    DJ: Robert Page
    Assistants: n/a
    Module: My Favorite Recipe
    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) = 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) = 4
    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): Great class! Lexy did a lesson centered around baking cookies. She did a dictation about baking, listen and point with a recipe, brought in all of the ingredients, and even surprised the class with cookies. Great turnout and everyone was really involved.

    #9133

    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Do You See That Smoke?
    Date of Class: 9/7/17
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 12-1:30pm
    MC: Ashlyn
    DJ: Maureen
    Assistants:
    Module: Education & Government–Back to School
    How Many Learners:
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):
    good! just copied 50X each of 3 documents.
    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) =8
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    Total Score: 37

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

    #9134

    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    (continued from above post from 9/7/17)

    Class was very intimate as only two learners showed. This is the transition week where the class meeting time has changed from 2pm to noon. This will be better for some learners, but not for all, so we’ll see. There was a great turnout in the Tuesday class at RW this week, so it might have been an off day. This class was interesting as all of us are concerned about the fire burning in the Gorge. With this size class, Ashlyn and I were able to work one-on-one with our learners and really explain each sentence checking for comprehension and looking at pictures, videos and maps on our phones. Ashlyn included in her lesson a website where learners could plug in their zip code to get an air quality rating for where they lived.
    One of the dictated sentences was about the teen who started the fire, so we could gauge their reactions to this and their opinions about this crime. One student shared photos with us of her family in the Gorge at Multnomah Falls. She expressed remorse for the burned areas. This makes me feel sad, but also gives me a unique satisfaction that she loves this area too, even as a fairly new arrival, and considers this place her home.

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