Rockwood Library – Winter 2020

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  • #12021
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    You should have received an email from Little Brother with your form-generated journal entry which you should copy and paste below! You can also manually copy the text below and paste into a comment, then fill it out! Please do not use your last name, or any learner names.

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    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) =

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

    #12050
    WebMaestrex
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Home, Safe, Home
    Date of Class: 2/3
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6-730pm
    MC: Patrik
    DJ: na
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: na
    Module: Healthy Home
    How Many Learners: 13
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Brought more loyalty cards

    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) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 3

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): a nice size class, it’s great the evening classes are getting some traction again after a few years. I told the story of all the problems my house has, and then watched some guy talk about typical problems in an older house.

    #12051
    Daniel Yuhas
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Who can I call for Help?

    Module: Healthy Home

    What happened?

    We did some dictation and a big listen and point about non-emergency people to call for help. Then a round robin pretending to call 911, and a seek and find actiivity using more of the non-emergency numbers. Lots of questions, lots of laughing. Struggled a bit with how to answer grammatical questions that one learner brought up. Two brand new learners joined us and it was awesome to see how warmly they were welcomed and how the more experienced learners helped them out right away.

    #12053
    Shelley Zansler
    Participant

    Lesson Title: The Bill of Rights
    Date of Class: 2/4
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6p
    MC: Patrik
    DJ: Shelley
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Education and Government
    How Many Learners: 13
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): We are out of attendance sheets. I meant to print and copy more before class, but I got sidetracked and forgot.

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

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

    Today we honed in on the Bill of Rights. Patrik had enough time before class to find a video that gave a rundown of the Bill of Rights, so we used that for some listening practice and dictation. Patrik felt that given the amount of time he had to prep, the video could have been utilized more, but it did prompt some interesting discussions, particularly around “”the right to bear arms.” We used that as a jumping point for what was a pretty lively round robin and finished off the class with some recitation and explanation of ILRC Red Cards.

    Overall, learner engagement was good, but some learners seemed to have more trouble engaging with peers than others. Thirteen people came today, with some new and familiar faces alike, so it was a full house with a lot of laughs.”

    #12080
    Judy Stone
    Participant

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Get the Lead Out
    Date of Class: Feb 10, 2020
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: DanielGoofyProfessor
    DJ: Not Listed (Please See Notes)
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Judy Stone, DJ, unlisted
    Module: Get the Lead Out
    How Many Learners: 4
    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) = 6
    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): Very challenging class–small, all learners varying degrees of entry level. Nonetheless it worked. Good feeling, helped one another and some progress was make.

    • This reply was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by Ramin Tokhi.
    #12081
    Judy Stone
    Participant

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Tree Parts
    Date of Class: Feb 05, 2020
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: Not Listed (Please See Notes)
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Judy Stone
    Module: Tree Parts
    How Many Learners: 9
    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) = 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) = 6

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Good class. Learners were engaged and information was exchanged. Good interaction among learners. They helped one another.

    • This reply was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by Ramin Tokhi.
    #12085
    Ramin Tokhi
    Keymaster

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Storm Water management
    Date of Class: Feb 12, 2020
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: Not Listed (Please See Notes)
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: vanessa, Judy
    Module: Storm Water Management
    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) = 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) = 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): Good class. High level learners. We were disrupted by needed changes in library. Learners took that easily in stride. Much interaction and support among learners.

    #12086

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Home Safe
    Date of Class: Feb 10, 2020
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Healthy Homes
    How Many Learners: 8
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): new loyalty cards cut

    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) = 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) = 3

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Difficult class.. I wasn’t ready, and the time came quickly. Two young learners with parents, and several new people, and one person who speaks English well, but struggles with writing, took a little encouraging to get her to copy.

    #12087

    Hello! My name is Little Brother, and I’m here helping make things here at PPT easier!

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    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: census is hiring
    Date of Class: Feb 11, 2020
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Know Your Rights
    How Many Learners: 14
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): more loyalty cards cut up

    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) = 4

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Census taker came and joined us as a guest! She fit in well, and it helped to engage people and get them interested in the census. Then I did stuff related to rain in Portland, but it was supposed to be know your rights. Oops

    #12104
    Judy Stone
    Participant

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Storm Water, Poetry
    Date of Class: Feb 19, 2020
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: Not Listed (Please See Notes)
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Kenzie
    Module: Storm Water
    How Many Learners: 10
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): OK

    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) = 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): This was an excellent class. There was a good number of learners, even though some had to leave early to pick up kids. The MC had prepared a really different class, short excerpts of poems dealing with rain. Some of the most famous 19th century poets were included. Some words were a challenge, but all the learners succeeded in mastering them. By the end of class learners were able to select their favorite excerpt and recite it. Learners seemed to enjoy this material.

    #12114
    WebMaestrex
    Keymaster

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right
    Date of Class: Feb 18, 2020
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right
    How Many Learners: 11
    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) = 5
    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): started with nobody, just me and elena, but after 10 minutes, they trickled in, and eventually, we had 11. Started the class with no alphabet, but a list of verbs – ended the class with a listen & do

    #12120
    Shelley Zansler
    Participant

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: What’s the weather this week?
    Date of Class: Feb 25, 2020
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: ShelleySincereLearner
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Portland Rains!
    How Many Learners: 10
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): I didn’t check up on attendance sheets, so I don’t know about them, but everything else looks 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) = 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) = 6

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Today we had four new learners and six regulars. Seeing new faces was nice, but so many new people made for a strange flow, and classroom focus was hard to reign in. The new learners were concentrated at one end of the table, and DJ and MC discussed the potential benefits of shaking up that kind of arrangement in the future. Experienced learners jumped in to help keep the class focused and moving, which was cool. The lesson also had some really neat practical elements, where learners looked at their phones to check the upcoming weather and tell others about it. We ended the class with some My Fair Lady and almost got everyone to sing “the rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain.” Overall, it was a pretty weird class. DJ, at least, learned a lot. :)

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 3 weeks ago by Ramin Tokhi.
    #12131
    Amanda Greenvoss
    Participant

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: What’s the Forecast
    Date of Class: Feb 26, 2020
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: AmandaAdventurousTraveler
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Stormwater
    How Many Learners: 6
    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) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): I made a worksheet with icons from the iphone weather app, would then name an icon “thunderstorm” and have the learners find it and then write down the word. Then we wrote out some conversations “The forecast says its going to snow!” “I hope school is cancelled!” and practiced having those conversations. A good class overall.

    #12133

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Black History & Civil Rights
    Date of Class: Feb 24, 2020
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM
    MC: PatrikKilpatrickEvolutionary
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Know Your Rights
    How Many Learners: 9
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): made more 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) = 3
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 4
    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) = 3

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): I was late to this class, had to call ahead. Thankfully, folks were there. It was a weird day at the library, and a weird day in general. I was on my back foot the entire time, and the video wasn’t well delivered. Bleah. But the good thing.. some old friends were in the library and started coming to the class!

    #12136
    Daniel Yuhas
    Participant

    Site: Rockwood Library
    Lesson Title: Stand Up and Be Counted
    Date of Class: Mar 02, 2020
    Time of Class: 2:00 PM
    MC: DanielGoofyProfessor
    DJ: MC Entered attendance, no DJ
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: no
    Module: Census 2020
    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) = 6
    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

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We started the class with one learner and ended with six. Not sure why, but students almost always trickle in at Rockwood. All six students were women, which has happened a few times.

    We did dictation and a listen and point on the census, then we pretended to be census workers and interviewed each other.

    Some of the sentences I used for dictation were super long and the students totally rolled with it. Lots of two dollar words in the listen and point, too – redistricting. Even I couldn’t spell questionnaire right on the first try, which was a source of laughter.

    I love so much how consistently and openly the students help each other out here. One of my most fun classes in a while. Yay for everyone!

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