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  • #9144

    Robert Page
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Let’s Play Blackjack
    Date of Class: 9/11/17
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6:00pm
    MC: Cam Coval
    DJ: Robert Page
    Assistants:
    Module: Games
    How Many Learners: 3
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Lined paper

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

    Total Score: 40

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Two new learners who were really engaged. Cam’s lesson was about cards and the game of blackjack. This included a video on the rules and an activity where students had to say what the card was (“9 of spades!”). The three students were really getting it, so we closed by playing some blackjack, which everyone enjoyed.

    #9145

    Robert Page
    Participant

    Lesson Title: How to Evacuate For a Fire
    Date of Class: 9/11/17
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 12:00pm
    MC: Lexy
    DJ: Robert
    Assistants: n/a
    Module: Games
    How Many Learners: 5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Lined paper

    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) = 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) = 5

    Total Score: 31

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Lexy did a class on the Eagle Creek Fire. She also focused on a variety of prepositions, and played a shoots and ladders like game with these words. Students had a lot of fun.

    #9153

    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: “Setting up the table”
    Date of Class: 9/12/17
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Robert
    DJ: Ramin
    Assistants: None
    Module: Try my recipe
    How Many Learners: 3
    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) = 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) = 5

    Total Score: 29

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Great class! Robert experimented a little bit. Before going into Listen and point activity, he read a sentence and had the students to do choral response afterwards he asked the students to read the sentences. Also, one of the learners had to leave early because that person’s bus pass was gonna be expire at 7pm so that person left at 6:45pm.

    #9154

    Ashlyn Teather
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Pack Your Backpack for Back to School
    Date of Class: 9/14/2017
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 2pm
    MC: Maureen
    DJ: Ashlyn
    Assistants:
    Module: Back to School
    How Many Learners: 5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): good- because maureen is awesome!

    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): Our room in this new time is occupied by a story hour right before our class- so since it was about noon and they still hadn’t left the room (the parents like to network after class), one of the library staff told us we could use the smaller conference room. Maureen and I were a bit hesitant to the change at first, but it’s great! Felt like a more intimate space. But, either room works! We talked about how it might be good if class moved to 12:30, or at least we can keep the smaller conference room in mind in the future.

    We had two new learners today, and one who had been gone all summer! Glad to see the new time is getting out there. New learners fit well into the class, and quickly warmed up and weren’t too shy. Maureen adjusted well in the alphabet listen and point to accommodate all skill levels. Maureen started with sentence dictations about back to school, then we did a doc search on information about school starting, and then we made a list of things students put in their backpack, and did a round robin of each item after writing it down. Good mix of activities! One highlight for me was explaining the difference between a textbook and a regular book. Great class- lots of learning!!

    #9159

    Cameron Coval
    Participant

    Lesson Title: A Game of Skill and Strategy
    Date of Class: 9/18/2017
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: RobertSpaceyFilmaker
    DJ: CamCivicContrarian
    Assistants:
    Module: Games
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): more notebook paper needed for supplies box

    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) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    Total Score: 33

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

    Small class today, one upper level learner and one mid level learner in attendance. Lesson plan was heavy on dictation about the rules of checkers, but the dictation went well because small class size allowed Robert and me to pay a lot of attention to both learners; also the mid level learner was able to look onto the paper of the upper level learner. Listen and do helped bring energy back to class after dictation. Learners ended class by playing a complete game of checkers against each other. Learners referred to the rules they wrote in dictation, so lesson and game built upon each other.

    #9161

    Lexy Dillon
    Participant

    Lesson Title:Roasted Vegetables
    Date of Class 9/19/17:
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class:12:00
    MC:Robert
    DJ:Lexy
    Assistants:Judy
    Module:
    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) = 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) =5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =5

    Total Score:33

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Participants participated enthusiastically in the dictation and the Here it is.

    #9165

    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: “Vegetarianism around the world”
    Date of Class: 9/19/2017
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Deborah
    DJ: Ramin
    Assistants: None
    Module: My favorite recipe
    How Many Learners: 5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): we need to cut out more loyalty cards for new participants!

    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) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 4

    Total Score: 32

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Students showed up a little late to class. Deborah brought a game like activity where students had to point to written names of vegetables and fruits then match the number that each fruit and vegetable had to the corresponding picture of those fruits and vegetables. At some point learners were teaching each other the names of the fruits and vegetables in their own languages.

    #9170

    Maureen Riggs
    Participant

    Lesson Title: What is your school schedule?
    Date of Class: 9/21/17
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 12-1:30 pm
    MC: Maureen
    DJ: Maureen
    Assistants: Julia K.
    Module: back to School
    How Many Learners: 11
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):
    weeded out some cards and cut more
    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    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) = 7
    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):
    This was a weird and difficult class as learners just seemed to come out of the woodwork and everyone brought their children!!!!! I was by myself and have never appreciated Ashlyn more than in those 90 minutes. A woman came in just at the tail end of Yell and Spell with two Afgani women and their children. They seemed to catch on okay to introducing themselves by following along with what everyone else was doing. There were several new people and many low-level learners who needed one on one attention. I had a difficult time trying to help everyone and give immediate feedback, but I tried my best and enlisted the help of Julia, who was great–repeating sentences and spelling words for those in her immediate vicinity. I shortened up the dictated sentences on the fly in order to get through them and move on to another activity. I made up a fake school day schedule (ahead of time) and had the learners ask their neighbors when certain school classes were–“What time is Math class?” There wasn’t enough time at the end of class to play another game I prepared and since there were so many new people, I repeated the Yell and Spell before I handed out loyalty cards for newcomers. I used an already-filled-out card as an example so that newbies would know how to fill out the cards and this seemed to work well. The after-class chat with Julia reassured me that the class wasn’t a total chaotic disaster and she said that she thought it went well and that she enjoyed listening to learners helping each other when I was attending to another section of the room. I really would have given up both of my ovaries to have the superpower of being able to clone myself on the fly!!! We are our own worst critics! ;)

    #9179

    Cameron Coval
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Two can play at that game
    Date of Class: 9/25/17
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: KrysieRebelHero
    DJ: CamCivicContrarian
    Assistants: Maxine
    Module: Games
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): more pencils and notebook paper needed

    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) = 5

    Total Score: 39

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Mixed level learners in attendance today. Lots of alphabet practice. Here it is with Deck of Professions. Dictated rules to Go Fish, learners got to play for about 15 minutes at the end of class. Three new learners today.

    One other learner came in for about 10 minutes and left. He told me he was looking for a higher level class. I referred him to Talk Time at Rockwood lib.

    #9180

    Deborah Ellison
    Participant

    Lesson Title: I Go Bananas Over My Grandmother’s Banana Bread
    Date of Class: 09/26/2017
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: Maureen
    DJ: Deborah
    Assistants: Lucas (Shadowing)
    Module: Health and Social Services
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): All good.

    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): We had Lucas in class to shadow and help out today. Our lesson was about banana bread and that involved using measuring terms. We used the alphabet sheet, yell and spell, dictation, round robin, and ended with a fun spelling game and some actual banana bread at the end of class. Some of the words were challenging, but the learners were engaged and had a good time.

    #9185

    Lexy Dillon
    Participant

    Lesson Title: A recipe for fun
    Date of Class :9/26
    Day of Class:Tuesday
    Time of Class:12:00
    MC:Patrick
    DJ:Lexy
    Assistants: Judy and Carole
    Module:Recipes
    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) = 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) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    Total Score: 41

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Alphabet. document search, dictation, listen and do, and dialogue sequence. Participants had many opportunitites for speaking English. Patrick keept participants engaged. Many smiles. By using a variety of activiites the class `the class moved quickly and kept everyone engaged

    #9222

    Lesson Title: Lents Green Ring
    Date of Class: 9/28/17
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 12-130
    MC: Patrik
    DJ: NA
    Assistants: Colin, Gaston
    Module: Back to School
    How Many Learners: 8
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): cleaning up the loyalty cards.

    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) = 5
    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: 31

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): two new shadowers, and I was a running late, and didn’t have enough copies, in the wrong room, but a lively group, and they seemed very interested in general, in coming on Sunday morning. but we will see. One learner said “this is very interesting to me” which is not feedback we often get. Definitely diverted from the theme.

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