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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):

    #8759

    Brooke Stady
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: April showers bring may flowers
    Date of Class: 5/3/17
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 12:30
    MC: Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Gardening
    How Many Learners:1
    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) =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) =5

    Total Score: 40

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): -We practiced the title and then talked about the changes in seasons for a few minutes and different types of native plants and flowers. Next we practiced a short dialogue about what we are growing in our gardens this year. The rest of the class time was spent learning vocabulary realted to the garden (prunes, shears, tiller, trowel, wheel barrow etc..) and then I dictated sentences explaining the use of each item. I had some fun ways to practice vocab planned but we ran out of time. Good class back after a little break!

    #8760

    Brooke Stady
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: April showers bring may flowers
    Date of Class: 5/3/17
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 2:30
    MC: Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Gardening
    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) =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) =5

    Total Score: 40

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): -We practiced the title and then moved right into the short dialogue about what we are growing in our gardens this year. They all have gardens and they all grow mint and peppers! We then learned the vocabulary realted to the garden (prunes, shears, tiller, trowel, wheel barrow etc..) and they loved it since they use most of the items that we explored, but didn’t know any of the names in English. I then dictated sentences explaining the use of each item and fortunately we did have a little extra time to review, which was a total hit. Great energy, they were happy to be back!

    #8787

    Lesson Title: N/A
    Date of Class: 5/10/17
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 1230-2
    MC: Patrik
    DJ: N/A
    Assistants:
    Module: Farmer’s Markets
    How Many Learners: 1
    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) = 5
    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): Just the one learner.. we talked about family and it was fun. She misses Brooke!

    #8788

    Lesson Title: Farmer’s Market
    Date of Class: 5/10/17
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 230-4
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Farmer’s Market
    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) = 4
    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) = 2

    Total Score: 28

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): This was a fun group, laughing, supporting and chiding each other. we did a lot of going around the room stuff, talking about what was in their gardens and what was in each others gardens. They want Brooke back!

    #8813

    Lesson Title: What Did You Eat?
    Date of Class: 5/17/17
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 1230pm
    MC: Patrik
    DJ: NA
    Assistants:
    Module: Farmer’s Market
    How Many Learners: 2
    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) = 7
    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) = 2

    Total Score: 29

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): both learners came, we talked about food and said things in Hmong and Spanish. It was nice.

    #8814

    Lesson Title: Foods we like
    Date of Class: 5/17/17
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 230
    MC: Patrik
    DJ: na
    Assistants:
    Module: Gardening
    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) = 4
    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) = 2

    Total Score: 29

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): the group was very sweet today, we practiced language about foods people like.. I thought it might be too easy, but actually worked very well especially with the pronunciation practice. They brought some rice cakes! One bummer is that there’s no wifi, so it’s hard to work with video things.

    #8825

    Brooke Stady
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Gardening is good for the mind, body and soul
    Date of Class: 5/24
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 12:30
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Garderning
    How Many Learners:1
    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) =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) =5

    Total Score: 37

    What happened: Just 1 learner today.. I had planned a review of the 1st class on gardening that I did a few weeks back but since this learner wasn’t here for that class, and the learner that was there, wasn’t here today, I essentially introduced the new material to this learner today. We didn’t get through all of it, as her skill level is a bit lower, and we took a few minutes to talk about how she can practice English more outside of the class. We learned vocabulary related to gardening tools and then talked about the use of said tools. We will go back to this next week and talk about how to grow a garden out of kitchen scraps!

    #8848

    Brooke Stady
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Gardening is good for the mind, body and soul
    Date of Class: 5/24
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 2:30
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Garderning
    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) =6
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =5
    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) =5

    Total Score: 37

    What happened: We began with the title of the lesson and then a document search that listed 5 reasons why gardening is good for the soul. Next we practiced a short dialogue, round robin style where everyone told what they love most about gardening. Most everyone said that watching the food grow and then eating it was the best part! We then reviewed vocabulary related to gardening tools using ‘This is an apple’ activity and then reviewed their uses via a listen and point activity. They actually remembered a lot from a few weeks ago when we first learned it all! Nice class back after 2 weeks off :)

    #8858

    Brooke Stady
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 5/31
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 12:30
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Garderning
    How Many Learners:2
    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) =6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =5

    Total Score: 35

    What happened: As promised to one of the learners last week, I prepared a class about how to grow a garden in your kitchen using leftover veggie scraps. We started with a short dialogue that we practiced together and then although I had a fun infographic that I wanted to use as a guide, it didn’t quite come out the way I was hoping (too hard to see the words). So I had to change the plan a bit which just meant writing the instructions for how to grow certain foods, which proved to be great practice anyways! Class went by fast, and we were all pretty amazed at how much you can do in the windowsill of your home.

    #8859

    Brooke Stady
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 5/31
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 2:30
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Garderning
    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) =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) =5

    Total Score: 36

    What happened: Energy was a little low today but picked up a bit towards the middle of the class. We started with a final review of the images we’ve been using. I had them identify the objects, then we passed some around and asked eachother about their uses. Then a listen/find with images laid out on the table, they had to identify the item I was describing. Next we played a memory game that I call “I’m going on a camping trip” but can be tailored to any group of images. IT’s always fun and a great memory challenge. After that we played garden bingo and then ended with a short version of the dialouge used above. They wrote down instructions on how to grow certain mushrooms in your window. I told them I would try it and let them know if it works! Nice ending to the class, as they were all interested in this topic.

    #8880

    Brooke Stady
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Happiness is a reflection of health
    Date of Class: 6/7/17
    Day of Class:wed
    Time of Class:12:30 pm
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:Healthy Living
    How Many Learners:2
    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) =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:28

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): I didn’t leave myself with too much time to prep and since this is a module coming from scratch, I could have prepared a little better. BUT, since I’m nearly an expert in this topic, it wasn’t too hard to wing it. We did the title of the lesson then asked eachother questions about daily health practices such as ; how much water do you drink daily, how often do you exercise?, how many hours do you sleep, etc.. Then I dictated some tips to healthy living and we compared our answers to the recommendations by health experts. To end things off, we did a cloze activity about a study that discussed their findings of teens using alternative medicine. We were all surprised to find out that actually more teens than one would think, use alternative forms of medicine to treat pain, depression, and other ailments commonly experienced by this age group. Oh and one learner told us a funny story about the one time she ever took a bath in her life! So hilarious!

    #8881

    Brooke Stady
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Happiness is a reflection of health
    Date of Class: 6/7/17
    Day of Class:wed
    Time of Class:2:30 pm
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:Healthy Living
    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) =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: 32

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): The good thing about having 2 classes a day with a break in between is that I can learn from the first class what I’d like to do differently (and then I get to bounce off that and simultaneously make the 2nd class of the first group more stellar as well!) So I was able to tweak things a bit and this class definitely came out a little better. We did the title of the lesson then asked eachother the same questions about daily health practices such as ; how much water do you drink daily, how often do you exercise?, how many hours do you sleep, etc.. We didn’t write them down which proved to be good practie for this somewhat more advanced group. We also dictated the tips to healthy living and we compared our answers to the recommendations by health experts. As we had a bit more time, we passed around images of different types of alternative therapies and then we ended with the same cloze activity as above. I look forward to building out this Health/Wellness module over the next few weeks!

    #8898

    Brooke Stady
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Moderation is the key to success
    Date of Class: 6/14/17
    Day of Class:wed
    Time of Class:12:30 pm
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:Healthy Living
    How Many Learners:1
    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) =6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =5

    Total Score:36

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We started with a warm up which involved asking questions in the past tense about how much we slept, what we are this morning and what exercise we did yesterday. Next we did a listening activity with a document that was used last week for the cloze activity. We talked about the difference between western vs. eastern medicine and then started to write down definitions of types of therapies used in alternative medicitne but ran out of time so will pick up here next week.

    #8899

    Brooke Stady
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Moderation is the key to success
    Date of Class: 6/14/17
    Day of Class:wed
    Time of Class:2:30 pm
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:Healthy Living
    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) =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) =5

    Total Score:37

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We started with the warm up which involved asking questions in the past tense about how much we slept, what we are this morning and what exercise we did yesterday. We did a little extra practice talking about exercise in the past tense since it was clear that all learners were benefitting from it. Next we did the listening activity with the document that was used last week for the cloze activity and then talked about what it means to do everything in moderation. We talked about the difference between western vs. eastern medicine and then started to write down definitions of the types of therapies used in alternative medicine but only got through one and since we only had a few minutes left, we practiced present perfect by asking ‘have you ever.. had a massage? had acupuncture? etc.. this is seemingly quite an intriguing topic for this group :)

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