St. Andrew Parish – Fall 2018

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  • #10522

    Zadok Taylor
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    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class:
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    DJ:
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    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):

    #10498

    Erin Brewer
    Participant

    Lesson Title: How Often Do You Clean Your Home?
    Date of Class: 10/02/2018
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6:00pm-7:30pm
    MC: Vanessa
    DJ: Erin
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: None
    Module: Healthy Home
    How Many Learners: 8
    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) = 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) = 8

    Total Score: 36

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Fun class last night! We started with the Alphabet Listen and Point/ Yell n Spell, and then moved onto a dictation progression about the title of the lesson. Next we looked at a label of Meyer’s cleaning product, and did a listen and point. We practiced a dialogue/ round robin of “Can I borrow some washing detergent?” “Of course!”, modeling down. My favorite part was the Memory Vocab activity, in which Vanessa gave everyone a worksheet with pictures and corresponding vocabulary words. She was able to describe/ act out the words on the worksheet in addition to the pictures, which I thought was very helpful in providing further clarification to the learners. Then Vanessa blacked out the words on her worksheet, and learners had to guess what the pictures indicated when she pointed at them. We ended by doing a dictation progression of three sentences about the vocabulary words we had learned in the last activity. During the reflection, we talked about the alphabet listen and point – both of us have found this to be one of the hardest activities while being an MC, and we talked about the different approaches we have both tried in classes and which ones have been more effective for us. Making it difficult for the learners by speeding up and doing unexpected variations seemed to be more effective than having them remember long strings of letters, which we even had a hard time remembering. We also talked about bringing real objects into the classroom, like Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap. I enjoyed this class and it seemed like the learners did too, as there was a lot of laughter in this class.

    #10504

    Lesson Title: Would you like to go apple picking this autumn?
    Date of Class: 10/4/2018
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6
    MC: Vanessa
    DJ: Lizzy
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: none
    Module: Fall Orchards
    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) = 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):

    Vanessa started out with a well paced, fluid Alphabet Listen & Point, taking the time to carefully enunciate some of the more complicated sounds and highlighting subtle differences. The class was all about apples and there was good balance between written and verbal activities. Vanessa kept the group focused and motivated using a lot of positive feedback. It was a smaller class with the learners well connected and supportive of one and other. Extra special bonus: Vanessa brought in a large bag of Gala apples to share with everybody!

    #10509

    Ian Connelly
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Trees
    Date of Class: 10/09/18
    Day of Class: Tues
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Ashley
    DJ: Ian Lanky Lobo
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module: Health and Social Serviecs
    How Many Learners: 1o
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):
    Would be nice to have colored pencils and paper for kids to play with

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =8
    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) =6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =8

    Total Score:39

    What happneed: first time we changed locations in St Andrew to library location. 2 new learners integrated well. it takes some shifting around in the room to accomodate our class. MC brought in some leaves from outside as objects to work with. 3 kids came w parents, is worth having other crayons etc to entertain kids.

    #10516

    Gaston Sanchez
    Participant

    Lesson Title: An apple a day keeps the doctor away
    Date of Class: 10/11/2018
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Lizzy
    DJ: Gastón
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: none
    Module: Culture and Society
    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) = 5
    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: 33

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Fun lesson about the health benefits of eating apples. Learners were given ample time to practice their dictated sentences and seemed to really get empowered by the opportunity to recite the entire phrase in front of the group.

    #10563

    Erin Brewer
    Participant

    Lesson Title: A Clean Home is a Healthy Home
    Date of Class: 10/16/18
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6:00pm-7:30pm
    MC: Ian
    DJ: Erin
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: None
    Module: Healthy Home
    How Many Learners: 13
    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) = 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) = 8
    Total Score: 44
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): This was a challenging but fun class! The new location of the library room at St. Andrew is helpful in that it is less noisy than being right next to a Zumba class. However, it also presented a challenge – as there were three adorable children there whose parents were there for the class who ended up getting into the library books and making a big mess! Ian and I both tried to get the kids to keep things tidy, but it was a distraction in class that we both could have handled in a more effective way. After the class we reflected on ways that we could redirect the kids’ attention, like bringing crayons to keep with the PPT box at that location, or possibly having the DJ take the kids into the hallway and play a game. Next time I’m at St. Andrew I will try to have an activity for the kids available. Previously in the other room, I would just give them crayons, which seemed to work well. Other than that minor distraction, the learners did a good job of staying focused and participating. We started with the alphabet listen and point, then the yell n spell (which we repeated when new students trickled in later in the class), and a dictation progression of the title of the lesson. We went over common items and their names (a worksheet that Ian brought), and did a listen and point with that worksheet. We also did a document search with a worksheet called “maintaining your apartment”, and practiced the phrases on that worksheet. We did a listen and do with several common activities like “sweep the floor”, “wash the dishes”, “hang up the laundry”, etc. This seemed to be the activity that everyone enjoyed the most! Personally I always love these activities as they give the learners the opportunity to use their bodies to learn the material. We ended with a dialogue about offering to help with chores, which was fun. Overall a challenging but fun class, with a lot of laughs!

    #10564

    Anne Ternes
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Cranberries don’t grow on trees, but mulberries do!
    Date of Class: October 18, 2018
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Bron Santiago
    DJ: Anne
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: N/A
    Module: Treehuggers
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): good

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 4
    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) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    Total Score: 36

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): It was a good class that contained a lot of laughter and engagement. There was some lack of flow and preparation but it did not hinder the class. All of the students helped each other throughout the class and enjoyed learning about different berries that dont’t grow on trees (and one that does).

    #10575

    Anne Ternes
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Keeping pests out of your house
    Date of Class: Oct 23, 2018
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Ian
    DJ: Anne
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: N/A
    Module: Healthy Home
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): good

    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) = 8
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    Total Score: 42

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Good class with a lot of connection between the students and facilitators. Ian tried a new game with the students involving the seek and find activity, it went over well though it does need to be modified to fit all learner levels.

    #10587

    Daniel Yuhas
    Participant

    Lesson Title: How to Carve a Pumpkin
    Date of Class: October 24 2018
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Gastón
    DJ: Daniel
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: none
    Module:
    How Many Learners: 8
    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) = 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):

    A really engaged class building up to carving a pumpkin. Round Robin –> Dictation –> Hands on Activity –> a wrap-up challenge all used the same vocabulary which was awesome as many of the hard or odd English words got lots of repetition and familiarity.

    We had one new learner who started out apprehensive and really relaxed into it as class progressed.

    High energy, super engagement, and a great group!

    #10598

    Ian Connelly
    Participant

    or any learner names.

    Lesson Title: Flu season is here
    Date of Class: 10/30/18
    Day of Class:Tues
    Time of Class:6-7:30
    MC:Anne
    DJ:Ian
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module:Health Social Services
    How Many Learners:9
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):
    good
    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) =6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =8

    Total Score:43

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    One learners second class, was a bit reluctant at first but learned soon how to rely on learners around her to get challenging tasks done. Did a couple fun Round Robins. Chatted with one learner who shared that she and her sister are going to alternate which days they come because they’re concerned their kids make too much of a mess. Is there a way to incorporate kids? Or to give them games that will keep them occupied?

    #10605

    Samuel Ballas
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Sweet or Tart
    Date of Class: 11/1/2018
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    MC: Gaston
    DJ: Sam
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: N/A
    Module: Fall Orchard
    How Many Learners: 4
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Standard materials present. A dry erase marker would be useful.

    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) =6

    Total Score:35

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): The class went well. There were less students than usual. Absences may have been due to the weather and the fact that yesterday was Halloween. Another group tried to enter the class, but moved to the adjacent class when they learned that the room had already been reserved from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Class was very productive and positive. Students were engaged and appeared to be appropriately challenged by the class activities.

    #10609

    Anne Ternes
    Participant

    Lesson Title: Resources for Food Assistance
    Date of Class: Nov 6 2018
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Ian
    DJ: Anne
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Rachel
    Module: Health and Social Services
    How Many Learners: 9
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Need more attendance sheets and lesson self-evaluation sheets

    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) =7
    Total Score: 40

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We started class a little late do to not being able to get into the building because no one had the key. A worker let us in. It was a good class about food assistance and everyone really appreciated the information. Ian tried a new activity, asking the students to go to the Oregon Food Bank website and finding the site closest to them. There was some confusion but we helped walk them through it and overall it was a success and everyone then learned where to go if they need assistance.

    #10617

    Samuel Ballas
    Participant

    Lesson Title: This is how we role.

    Date of Class: 11/8/2018
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6:00pm to 7:30 pm
    MC: Daniel
    DJ: Sam
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: N/A
    Module: Transportation
    How Many Learners: 8
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): N/A

    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) =7

    Total Score:41

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Today there was a parent teacher conference which began before 6:00 and ended at 7:00. Consequently the room normally used for class was unavailable. Class was instead held in a downstairs room. Part way through the class transportation survey were given out which asked where they went on a given day and how they reached that destination. Overall students seemed to be engaged and happy. Jokes were common during the round robin phase of class.

    #10625

    Ian Connelly
    Participant

    Lesson Title: arts for all
    Date of Class: 11.13.18
    Day of Class:tues
    Time of Class:6pm
    MC:ianlankylobo
    DJ:anne biologist
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner:
    Module:social services
    How Many Learners:6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): needs more attendance sheets soon

    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) =6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =8

    Total Score:40

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): did the transportation request as requesyed, ended up taking up most of the class time, but felt like a good use of time. we did some repetitive dictations which i think were really helpful in letting a newer learner feel more comfortable

    #10654

    Zadok Taylor
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Where did you go today?
    Date of Class: 11/15/18
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 6pm
    MC: Sam
    DJ: Santi
    Assistants/Shadowers/Auditioner: Amy
    Module: TriMet Survey
    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) = ?
    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): submitted by Zadok

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