Sherwin Williams – Spring 2017

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  • #8916

    Brooke Stady
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 6/21/17
    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) =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) =6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =5

    Total Score:34

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Since the learner here today wasn’t there last week, and the other that was last week, wasn’t today, I pretty much just used the same content from last week to get them on the same page. Hopefully they will both be there next week so we can move forward together on this topic. Since this learner is still closer to the beginner level, we spent most of the time asking questions in the past tense about how much we slept, what we are this morning, what exercise we did yesterday, etc… We then switched over to a listen/find activity looking at the nutritional properties of certain foods, which she really enjoyed. We only had a few minutes left so we just worked on vocabulary of the natural medicine images I have . Hopefully next week we can work on exploring those more deeply.

    #8917

    Brooke Stady
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: When there is no movement, there is pain. When there is movement, there is no pain.
    Date of Class: 6/21/17
    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) =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) =6
    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 short or as long as you like, but be specific): We started with the title of the lesson and everyone agreed that it’s true; the more one moves their body, the less pain they will have at an older age – we also agreed that probably no one will be pain free but we can at least work towards having less pain by exercising regularly. We reviewed our past tense questions from last week but this time I encouraged them to not look at their notes, and speak from memory. They did pretty good! We worked on writing the definitions of the images that we’re working with. After doing a round robin with definitions, I had everyone ask each other in the present progressive if they had ever been to a chiropractor, had a massage, had acupuncture, etc.. We ended with looking at a list of low cost health clinics where they can get acupuncture and other sort of natural/eastern medicine services.

    #8938

    Brooke Stady
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 6/28/17
    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) =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=36

    What happened: We started off with how much/how many, as this grammar focus fits well with the class theme. Some questions asked were ‘how much sleep do you get every night, how much alcohol do you drink, and how many meals do you eat daily. I also threw in some pronoun practice and this proved to be parcticulralry helpful with the verb do. Nect we did a doc search with a fun word cloud about healty living. I hoped to get through the image definittions but we only had time to get one definition written down. During this activity, one of the learners wrote ‘fling’ instead of ‘flying’ so that was really fun to delve into briefly. They loved that they learned that slang word today; lots of laughter was had ☺

    #8939

    Brooke Stady
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 6/28/17
    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) =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=36

    What happened: We started off with me taking advantage of a great teachable moment regarding compliments! Just as class was about to start, one of the learners told me I look skinny. I know what she meant to say was that it looks like I lost some weight. So I began to tell her that we don’t tell people they look skinny, and gave her an alternative but realized it was useful for all- compliments are huge in this culture! So we began class with practicing with some compliments. It was so great! Next we did the word cloud, which was also really fun. We then moved on to practice with how much/how many, in pretty much the same way we did above, with some modifications to make it a bit more challenging for this group. We didn’t even get to the image definitions but my goal is to start with these next week so we can wrap up this module and talk about summer activities for the last 2 weeks before the break.

    #8964

    Brooke Stady
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 7/5/17
    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) =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=33

    What happened: Had a nice one-on-one session with J. We talked about the 4th of July/ fireworks via a structured dialogue. We then reviewed the past tense while talking about the last time we exercised, ate a salad, and felt stressed. The rest of the time was spent on the definitions of the alternative medicine images via dictation and choral response. I incorporated some questions throughout this that were generally asking about the learners familiarity with the treatments. Come to find out, her uncle harvested medicinal plants in the jungles of SE Asia when she was a young girl so in fact she probably knows more about plant medicine than I do! It was very cool to hear a little about this :)

    #8965

    Brooke Stady
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 7/5/17
    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) =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) =5

    Total=33

    What happened: We also started off with talking about the fireworks and we all agreed that we don’t like them! Well they are pretty, we decided, but they’re loud and our pets don’t like that. Most of this class was also finishing up working on definitions of images and after each round robin, we also asked things like; ‘Have you ever had a massage?, Have you ever had acupuncture, and Do you use natural medicine? (they all do! and some even use superfoods like Spirulina daily). Love it! During the last 5 minutes I decided to throw in a modal question; “would you ever get acupuncture’ and of course this stumped them a bit and so I told them we would explore this grammar point next week- only implicitly, using examples related to the theme, of course ;)

    #8979

    Brooke Stady
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 7/12/17
    Day of Class:wed
    Time of Class:12:30 pm
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Great outdoors
    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) =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=33

    What happened: We started a little late and then Heather came in to chat with us about the next session so we didn’t get through much but the practice we had was quality. We began with a short dialogue about the weather, with a lot of emphasis on pronunciation and intonation. Next we brainstormed about summer activities and reviewed some summer activities with images and then practiced talking in the past tense with said images. With just a few minutes left, we did listen/find with the images which was also a good test of memory!

    #8980

    Brooke Stady
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 7/12/17
    Day of Class:wed
    Time of Class:2:30 pm
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Great outdoors
    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=33

    What happened: We began with the same short dialogue about the weather, and then also brainstormed about summer activities. We reviewed summer activities with images but rather focusing on the past tense, we worked with the modal verb ‘would’. They really got the hang of it after a while! I came up with something on the fly where I had them come up with excuses as to why they couldn’t go camping when asked. We used a few different scenerios and they loved it!

    #8997

    Brooke Stady
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 7/19/17
    Day of Class:wed
    Time of Class:12:30 pm
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Games
    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) =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) =5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =5

    Total=31

    What happened: Today was the last session of the 12 weeks; we return back in 3 weeks but the folks that help with the classes there were so kind to bring us cupcakes as a little celebration. So I decided to just plan some games; 1 or 2 were vocab review and the other.. .bananagrams! Yikes I had no idea how it would go since I’ve never tried that game in the ESL class but actually it was pretty good! One of the learners did really well, and the other, it wasn’t as hard for her as I thought! I definitely helped them a lot but I could tell they were super into it. We also played a memory game where I laid out a bunch of images that we explored over the 12 weeks. First we reviewed them and then I covered them up and gave them 3 minutes to write down as many as they could remember. Also, they did a pretty good job on this one :)

    #8998

    Brooke Stady
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 7/19/17
    Day of Class:wed
    Time of Class:2:30 pm
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Games
    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) =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=32

    What happened: Pretty much the same class as the one earlier. We started with the memory game but I modified it by having them spell the words that they wrote down out loud- they only got a point if spelled correctly. Next we played bananagrams and it went ok; surprisingly they struggled more than the first group who are less advanced! Particularly one of the learners seemed a bit frustrated but I helped her the most. It went pretty quick with 7 players vs. 3 so we ended with a 20 questions type game which also reviewed the vocabulary. That’s a wrap! We’ll be back at it August 9th.

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