Brooke Stady

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  • in reply to: Rockwood Library – Summer 2014 #3360
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Date and Location of Class:
June 23, Rockwood Library
    Day of Class:
Monday
    Time of Class: noon-2 p.m.
    MC:
Alexander Lumiere
    DJ:
Jane McIver
    Assistants:
Wes Smith, Cheryll Simmerman, Forrest Scrutton
    Module:
You Are What You Eat
    How Many Learners:
5
    Score:
 43 (preparation: 8; Technique: 6; Engagement: 6; Connection: 8; Poise: 6; Reflection: 9.)

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

    The class began on time and ended roughly 3 minutes early. Most of the period was devoted to various dictations: Alexander’s proposed dinner for this evening, nutrition facts from 4 food labels, and 3 verses of “Bread and Butter” by the Newbeats, which we sang to my ukulele accompaniment.

    in reply to: Rockwood Library – Summer 2014 #3351
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Date and Location of Class:
June 16, 2014
    Day of Class:
Monday
    Time of Class
: noon-2 p.m.
    MC:
Patrik McDade
    DJ:
Jane McIver
    Assistants:
Wesley Smith, Forrest Scrutton
    Module:
You Are What You Eat
    How Many Learners:
4

    Score:
 Preparation: 8; technique: 7; engagement: 5; connection: 7; poise: 7; reflection: 7; total: 41.

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

    Highlights of the class were: dictation of a recipe for Banana Berry Smoothie, enjoying chips, tamarind-flavored soda and homemade salsa, followed by viewing the video and sefveral class members singing “Bread and Butter” by the Newbeats. A grand time and much learning happened for all.

    in reply to: Rockwood Library – Summer 2014 #3347
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Date of Class:6/16/14
    Day of Class:Monday
    Time of Class:6-7:30
    MC:Colin
    DJ:Joshua
    Assistants:Ashley, Forrest
    Module:What do you do?
    How Many Learners:5
    Score:39
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Tonight went really well! The ratio of learners to assistants was near perfect.. 5 learners with 3 assistants plus Colin. Three out of the 5 learners were at a higher level, and the 2 lower levels were placed across from either an assistant or a higher level learner. So everyone had some one on one attention which was so helpful, especially during dialogues. Class started a tad late.. for whatever reason, most learners typically come in closer to 10 after 6. Wr did alphabet, yell n spell, introduced/reviewed names of professions using the profession deck, listen/find, a few dialoguers and ended with a fun TPR. Learners were engaged, and assistants were busy.. good stuff!

    in reply to: Rockwood Library – Summer 2014 #3280
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Date and Location of Class:
June 9, 2014, Rockwood Library
    Day of Class:
Monday
    Time of Class
: noon-2 p.m.
    MC:
Ben Citalan
    DJ:
Jane McIver
    Assistants:
Becca Parker, Wesley Smith
    Module:
You Are What You Eat
    How Many Learners:
4
    Score: (Preparation: 5; Technique: 7; Engagement: 8; Connection: 9; Poise: 6; Reflection: 7. Total: 42.

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

    The class started at roughly 12:30 and ended at 2 p.m. The Dj and assistants arrived late due to getting lost and stuck in traffic. Ben entered into a discussion with the class of what they had for dinner last night. After Alphabet Sheets and Yell and Spell we discussed (and each learner wrote down) what all class members had for breakfast this morning, while thoroughly enjoying Tamara’s homemade carrot cake made with kiwi and mild chocolate. Everyone was engaged and learners and assistants worked seamlessly together for the good of the whole class.

    in reply to: Rockwood Library – Spring 2014 #2925
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Date of Class:
May 20, 2014
    Day of Class:
Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
    MC:Robert Grubaugh
    DJ:Jane McIver
    Assistants:Randy Richardson
    Module:Mr.Fix It
    How Many Learners:7
    Score:40
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Robert paced the class well, lengthening or shortening activities, and substituted shorter words in the vocabulary section due to the low level of the majority of the learners. He varied the activities, using vocabulary puzzles and a map of the Rockwood area, which seemed to greatly benefit the learners, who asked each other “Where is the nearest …” questions.

    in reply to: Walker Elementary – Spring 2014 #2917
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Date of Class:5/14/14
    Day of Class:Wednesday
    Time of Class:6-7:30
    MC:Gabby
    DJ:Julie
    Assistants:Brooke (observing)
    Module: Emergency Prep
    How Many Learners:6
    Score:41.5
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Started off class with only 3 learners but by the time we finished names, we had 6. They practiced the alphabet in 3 different ways, and memorized each others first and last names (at least for the 15 minutes we practiced :) Next they practiced the dialogue “what would you carry in your emergency food box” with lots of choral repetition happening. They practiced the dialogue in pairs and we had them come up with a list of items they would carry in their own personal food box. Class ended with a quick “this is a ____”, A What?!. Only had time to introduce one item, which was a first aid kit. Fun class!

    in reply to: Rockwood Library – Spring 2014 #2349
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Date of Class:4/28/14
    Day of Class:Monday
    Time of Class:12-2
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:In the Kitchen
    How Many Learners:7
    Score: 40
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Fun class! I wasn’t sure what to expect regarding the levels of learners in this group. Based on the previous reports I read, it seemed like the same couple students have been coming to class, and their levels were on the higher end. Today was very multi-level and 2 new people came! We had fun with learning kitchen vocabulary with a bunch of items I brought in. We practiced a lot of pronunciation with those, focusing a lot on ‘This vs. These’. We then did a document search with a recipe, followed by some analytical questions with dictation (How much salt do we need, How many cups of…, etc..). This was definitely challenging for some, but great practice. We then learned verbs associated with being in the kitchen and practiced with TPR to end the class.

    in reply to: Mill Park Elementary – Spring 2014 #2232
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Date of Class:4/21
    Day of Class:Monday
    Time of Class:6-7:30
    MC:David
    DJ:ML
    Assistants:
    Module:Nutrition
    How Many Learners:4
    Score:49
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): A surprisingly small turnout tonight, but it made for some good, concentrated engagement and lots of pronunciation work. David brought in some great images and we worked a lot reviewing protein food vocabulary with the “This is an egg. . .”, etc. Also modeled ‘This is’ vs. “These are’ which took awhile to be clarified but eventually they caught on. Lots of great dictation work as well as some TPR with the stepping in/out of circle if you like/dislike an item. We didn’t have time to do the “PB&J’ song David had planned, but perhaps next time!

    in reply to: Mill Park Elementary – Winter 2014 #1402
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Date of Class:3/17
    Day of Class:Monday
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:Benjamin
    Module:Shopping
    How Many Learners:16!
    Score:
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Well, it was quite the class with 16 people, very mixed levels, and probably 5 or 6 different language groups.. geesh! I was pretty flustered/overwhelmed at first and am soooo thankful I had Benjamin there who already just kinda knew what to do. The fact that I couldn’t find (or it wasn’t brought to me) the box with alphabet sheets and loyalty cards in it, coupled with so.many. people trickling in for 15 minutes, made for a rocky start. But, that’s one reason we have the alphabet warm up activity! Once I got into a groove, it went as smooth as it probably could have gone given the circumstances. There was a group of folks at one end of the table who were very talkative throughout- I believe they were just trying to help each other so I didn’t want to make them feel bad for doing that- there were 2 men in particular who were at very very low level so I didn’tt want to separate them from their language group where I knew they were getting help (from MG). Anyways, I had a plan lined out and pretty much didn’t stick to it ;) We did name spell which was probably the most challenging for me as many of the names were really hard to pronounce, and I hadn’t heard most of them before. But overall, went fine. We pretty much did dictation/dialogues all class because just 1 short dialogue even took quite a long time mainly due to the varying levels. I could see that they really needed (and wanted) the writing and speaking practice so rather than working with the documents i had for an activity or 2, we pretty much did 3 little short dialogues, asking about how much something costs. I saw that some of them had that in their notebooks from last time, yet they clearly still needed much practice with it so I think it was a good plan. I think. They LOVEd choral practice of the dialogues, as well as getting the chance to practice with the person next to them. Towards the end, things got even more crazy with like 4 kiddos running around yelling and chasing each other while their mamas just focused on their papers. Amazing stuff. we ended with some TPR which was also totally rad.. they love it!

    in reply to: Walker Elementary – Winter 2014 #1391
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Date of Class:3/12
    Day of Class:Wednesday
    MC:Julie
    DJ:Gabby
    Assistants:Alicia
    Module: Maps/ Addresses
    How Many Learners:9
    Score:39
    What happened: Class started with just 4 learners.. one of them was new. Julie started with Alphabet and yell and spell, and during that time all other learners trickled in. They did some vocabulary dictation, and practiced pronouncing the words then worked on abbreviations of those words (street, road, avenue, etc..). Next was address dictation, then a map listen/find. The class ended with a short dialogue using the map (where is ???, It’s on SW….) Overall, learners were very engaged and interested in the class and there was a lot of laughing – together, of course. Julie rocked it! :)

    in reply to: Barnes Elementary – Winter 2014 #1355
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Day of Class: 02,20,2014
    PI: Danielle
    SI: Gabby & Maryam
    Assistants: Loyal & Zadok
    Module: Home work healper
    How Many Learners: 10
    Score: 40
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Danielle started the class on time. Some new student, class started with 2 students and quickly grew to a total of 10. Danielle had materials to cover the whole 90 minutes. Very good class, lots of laughter, everyone seemed to enjoy the class.

    in reply to: Rockwood Library – Winter 2014 #1354
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Date of Class:2/19/14
    Day of Class:Wednesday
    Time of Class: 12-2
    MC:Sam Bones
    DJ:David
    Assistants: Barbara
    Module: What do you do?
    How Many Learners:3
    Score: 48
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Small group of higher-level learners meant we went through lessons faster, so on the fly we did a simple storytelling activity.

    in reply to: Rockwood Library – Winter 2014 #1353
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Date of Class:2/26/14
    Day of Class:Wednesday
    Time of Class:12-2
    MC:David
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:?
    How Many Learners: 6
    Score:
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Six students including one new student. Dictation, role play, job role play, listen & do

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    in reply to: Mill Park Elementary – Winter 2014 #1352
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Date of Class: 3/3/14
    Day of Class:Monday
    MC:Mary Louise
    DJ:David
    Assistants: Matthew, Nancy
    Module:
    How Many Learners: 11
    Score:
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Eleven students, including 4 new. Activities included role play, dictation, real-life materials.

    in reply to: Walker Elementary – Winter 2014 #776
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Date of class:2/5/2014
    Day of class: Wednesday
    PI: Julie
    SI: Gabby
    Assistants: Zadok, Gabby
    Module: measurements
    How many leaners: 20
    Score:41
    First day of class and there was a great show up! Julie did a great job. The group that I worked with really enjoyed,
    Julie taught measurements, so got them to practice saying Long, wide, length, tall, etc… towards the end of the class they were measuring objects and themselves on how many inches it was or they were. great show up, and class went really good!

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