Julie Collura

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  • in reply to: Tualatin Library – Fall 2015 Pilot #6944
    Julie Collura
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    Lesson Title: Count Your Blessings
    Date of Class: 11/17
    Day of Class: Tue
    Time of Class: 6
    MC: Julie C
    DJ: Julie C
    Assistants: Gwen, Dawnell
    Module: Thanksgiving
    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) = 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) = 6

    Total Score: 41

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Class began five minutes late due to bad weather. We focused on GJY and BPV during Alpha Listen and Point. BPV is most challenging for these learners. After writing the title of today’s lesson, we used colored pencils and paper to illustrate the lesson title, “Count Your Blessings”. Each learner then described his or her drawing. Then, we divided into pairs to interview each other, asking questions like, “What is your favorite family holiday?” and “How do you celebrate?”. One learner brought a lovely homemade cake to share. I enjoy teaching this class and am sorry next week is the last class.

    in reply to: Tualatin Library – Fall 2015 Pilot #6915
    Julie Collura
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Money Makes the World Go Around
    Date of Class: 11/10/15
    Day of Class: Tue
    Time of Class: 6
    MC: Julie C
    DJ: none
    Assistants: Gwen, Dawnell, Ray
    Module: Money
    How Many Learners: 7
    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) = 7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Tonight was are largest class yet, with two new learners. We practiced writing down various dollar amounts. Then, working in pairs, we wrote and acted out short shopping skits. In teams, the learners used a Target holiday gift catalogue to make a shopping list. Each team did great – selecting several items and staying within the budget. We ended class by listening, dictating, and singing “Money”, from Cabaret. As this is an advanced group, asked them what they would like to work on during our last two classes. One learner requested dialoguing around asking for help when experiencing car trouble or needing to go to a mechanic. Another wanted to talk about cooking. I think we’ll be able incorporate both in the next two weeks.

    in reply to: Sherwin Williams – Fall 2015 #6894
    Julie Collura
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Let’s Hit the Road
    Date of Class: 11/4/15
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC: Julie C
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    How Many Learners: 3
    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) = 6

    Total Score: 36

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): This is a fun group that works well together. I dictated a story to them about the last trip I took. Then two learners describe recent trips while the others wrote. We used a large US map to locate various cities and bodies of water. We ended by asking each other if we had been to certain places and whether or not we would like to go.

    in reply to: Sherwin Williams – Fall 2015 #6893
    Julie Collura
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Cover All Your Bases
    Date of Class: 11/4/5
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 12:30-2
    MC: Julie C
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Emergency Preparedness
    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) = 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) = 5
    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): We started late because the learners arrived late. We did a short Alphabet practice and then spelled our names and street names. We used an Emergency Supply Kit list for document search. We practice a few dialogues on calling 911

    in reply to: Tualatin Library – Fall 2015 Pilot #6890
    Julie Collura
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Money Doesn’t Grow On Trees
    Date of Class: 11/3/15
    Day of Class: Tues
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Julie C
    DJ: none
    Assistants: Dawnell
    Module: Money
    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) = 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) = 6

    Total Score: 32

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We did a short alphabet practice because these learners are all advanced. Using a Target ad, we compared prices on items by saying, “this costs less than this”. We played a game of “Price is Right” using pictures cut from the Target ad. We then used a burger restaurant menu to compare prices in the US and in the learners’ home countries. We ended by practicing a Beatles song. We had one new learner tonight. Because these learners are generally pretty advanced, I need to come up with new and creative ways to challenge and engage them.

    in reply to: Walker Elementary – Fall 2015 #6866
    Julie Collura
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: As Fit as a Fiddle
    Date of Class: 10/28
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Julie C
    DJ: none
    Assistants: Chelsi
    Module: Oregon Health Plan
    How Many Learners: 3
    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) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 36

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Small but interested class tonight. We practiced a short dialogue and then a role play on calling to make a doctor’s appointment. We used the Oregon Health Plan application for document search, and ended with a fun song, “Doctor’s Office”.

    in reply to: Tualatin Library – Fall 2015 Pilot #6855
    Julie Collura
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Let’s go window shopping
    Date of Class: 10/27
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Julie C
    DJ:
    Assistants: Gwen, Dawnell
    Module: Shopping
    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) = 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): We had another good class with the regular learners. We used Fred Meyer ads for Listen and Point, then we each described an item on the ad while the others tried to guess the item. We created ads for the businesses we created last week and asked each other questions like, “Is that on sale?”. We finished with the song, “Can’t Buy Me Love”.

    in reply to: Tualatin Library – Fall 2015 Pilot #6816
    Julie Collura
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Shop Till You Drop
    Date of Class: 10/20
    Day of Class: Tue
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Julie C
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Shopping
    How Many Learners: 5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): We could use a small box to hold loyalty cards.

    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) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    Total Score: 37

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We had five learners today, one of whom was new. One learners husband, Ray, also participated in class. We used a Fred Meyer ad for Listen and Point, then played “Start your own business”. Each learner decided on a type of store to own and the other learners asked questions like, “What do you sell?” and “How much does it cost?”. We ended class with the song, “Can’t Buy Me Love”.

    in reply to: Tualatin Library – Fall 2015 Pilot #6747
    Julie Collura
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Let’s Shop Around
    Date of Class: Oct 6
    Day of Class: Tue
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Julie C
    DJ:
    Assistants: Gwen, Dawnell
    Module: Shopping
    How Many Learners: four
    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) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 36

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): This was the first class in our new site. The learners were all pretty advanced. We used Rite Aid ads for Listen & Point and Listen & Identify. We asked each other how much certain items cost, and then we all made shopping lists. We ended by dictating and singing some jingles. I think we can build a good group in this new site.

    in reply to: Rockwood Library – Summer 2015 #6717
    Julie Collura
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Working Hard or Hardly Working
    Date of Class: 9/29/15
    Day of Class: Tues
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Graziella
    DJ: Julie C
    Assistants: none
    Module: What do you do?
    How Many Learners: 9
    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) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 8

    Total Score: 35

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): This was Graziella’s dress rehearsal and she did a fine job. We used the Deck of Professions to learn people’s names and professions. We also used the deck to introduce people and professions to each other. We ended with Listen & Point using job activities (cut, hammer, write, etc).

    in reply to: Sherwin Williams – Fall 2015 #6645
    Julie Collura
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Let’s shop around
    Date of Class: 9/23/15
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC: Julie C
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Shopping
    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) = 6

    Total Score: 37

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We used Albertson’s ads to talk about how much items cost and what we could buy with a certain amount. We made shopping lists and shared with each other.

    in reply to: Sherwin Williams – Fall 2015 #6644
    Julie Collura
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: An apple a day keeps the doctor away
    Date of Class: 9/23/15
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 12:30-2
    MC: Julie C
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: At the Doctor
    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) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 37

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We learned vocabulary for various body parts an symptoms. We practiced dictation and role play with “calling the doctor” and “at the doctor”, in order to get comfortable making appoinments over the phone and talking to doctors and nurses.

    in reply to: Rockwood Library – Summer 2015 #6548
    Julie Collura
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: What do you do? What did you do?
    Date of Class: 9/8/15
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Yanira
    DJ: Julie C
    Assistants:
    Module: What do you do?
    How Many Learners: 9
    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) = 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) = 6

    Total Score: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We used the Deck of Professions to talk about occupations. We asked each other, “What do you do?” and “What did you do?” We also used a “What do you do?” worksheet for Listen & Point. We ended with Listen and Do action verbs.

    in reply to: Midland Library – Spring 2015 #5584
    Julie Collura
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: A Penny Saved
    Date of Class: 5/13
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 6
    MC: Sam
    DJ: Julie C
    Assistants: Stevie, Lori, Ivy, Cindy
    Module: Shopping
    How Many Learners: 7
    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) = 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): We had a smaller than usual class, but since we had four assistants and two teachers, we were able to work one on one with the learners. We learned new shopping vocabulary, and used an Albertson’s ad for listen and point. We enjoyed making shopping lists together.

    in reply to: Midland Library – Spring 2015 #5563
    Julie Collura
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Is It Done Yet?
    Date of Class: 5/7
    Day of Class: Thu
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Liam
    DJ: Julie C
    Assistants: Alyssa, Janet, Ivy
    Module: Food Handler’s Card
    How Many Learners: 21
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): We need a pair of scissors and a stapler for the box.

    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) = 6
    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: 42

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): This was our biggest class yet at Midland – 21 learners! We had several new students. We learned vocabulary related to food safety, and used a safe food temperature handout for listen and point. We all had fun pounding our fists on the table to indicate whether or not we like a food. We ended class with a word scramble game. Fun class for all!

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