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  • #5234
    Marie Gerke
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    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) =

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

    #5255
    David Rutiezer
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Oregon Geography
    Date of Class: April 6, 2015
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6- 7:30 pm
    MC: David
    DJ:none
    Assistants:none
    Module:Geography
    How Many Learners:5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):We are out of 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) =8
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =7
    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) =5

    Total Score:42

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):We had three returning students and two new students. We started with a review: a dictation, call and response, and round robin of how to introduce ourselves and ask names of people. Then we moved into a dictation and round robin asking about Oregon geography, pronouncing the names of all Oregon counties, listen and point involving a map of Oregon counties, counting how many counties there are in Oregon (36), a dictation and round robin asking and answering how many counties there are in Oregon, and finished with singing This Land is Your Land.

    #5334
    David Rutiezer
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: In the Kitchen
    Date of Class:April 8, 2015
    Day of Class:Wed.
    Time of Class:6-7:30 pm
    MC:David
    DJ:none
    Assistants:none
    Module:In the Kitchen
    How Many Learners:6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):Still no 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) =8
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =8
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) =8
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =8
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =7

    Total Score:46

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):It was great to see some returning students from last fall as well as new learners, and everyone helping each other. We worked on introducing ourselves with a dictation and role play, did a listen and do with a few cooking instructions, passed around a few kitchen utensils: This is a (whisk, spoon, scoop, etc). A what?, and finished with a song, Everybody Eats.

    #5454
    David Rutiezer
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Oregon Geography
    Date of Class: April 13, 2015
    Day of Class:Monday
    Time of Class:6-7:30 pm
    MC:David
    DJ:none
    Assistants:Yanira
    Module:Geography
    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) =7
    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) =5

    Total Score:41

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Yanira is a great addition, and connected as a native Spanish speaker in a way I cannot; she had a great rapport and really added a lot. We spent a lot of time introducing ourselves, and working on pronunciation. We practiced naming directionals using an exercise witl flashcards and ball-throwing, and finished by singing and reviewing This Land is Your Land.

    #5472
    David Rutiezer
    Spectator

    Lesson Title:Thank You For This Food
    Date of Class:April 15, 2015
    Day of Class:Wednesday
    Time of Class:6-7:30 pm
    MC:David
    DJ:none
    Assistants:none
    Module:In the Kitchen
    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) =7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =8
    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) =5

    Total Score:41

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):After spelling out our names, we practiced asking names of each other and of other people in the room. We did This is a Spoon, etc., again, adding a few new utensils: now we have a spoon, scoop, spatula, whisk and masher, and this was very fun and also helpful in terms of pronunciation challenges, concentration and keeping a rhythm; the class did much better than last time. We finished by saying and then singing a simple song/rhyme: Thank You For This Food.

    #5491
    David Rutiezer
    Spectator

    Lesson Title:Counties of Oregon
    Date of Class:April 20. 2015
    Day of Class:Monday
    Time of Class:6-7:30 pm
    MC:David
    DJ:none
    Assistants:none
    Module:Oregon geography
    How Many Learners:9
    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) =8
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =8
    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) =6

    Total Score:44

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    We used a template and dictation to introduce ourselves to each other, talked about the difference and similarity between Nice/good/glad/ pleased to meet you and between good to see you, too and Likewise, and we explored the meaning of “she goes by” and “What do you go by?” as in “Her name is Enedina, but she goes by Nina.” “David, do you go by Dave?” “No, I go by David.”, with a dictation, call and response, and then role play. We used a tennis ball-throwing exercise to review all eight directions, did a listen and point with our county maps of Oregon, and used the eight directions for a dictation and question and answer: Where is Multnomah County? It’s in the north. Where is Lincoln County? it’s in the west. We finished by reviewing the chorus and one verse of This Land is Your Land and then singing it.

    #5506
    David Rutiezer
    Spectator

    Lesson Title:Thank You for this Food
    Date of Class:April 22, 2015
    Day of Class:Wed.
    Time of Class:6-7:30 pm
    MC:David
    DJ:none
    Assistants:none
    Module:In the Kitchen
    How Many Learners:5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):OK

    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) =8
    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) =5

    Total Score:43

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We reviewed asking and saying our and each other’s names after writing them down, and greeting each other. We added: Where are you from?, a dictation and role play, and practiced how to answer and how to say: Really? I’m from ___. We did a dictation of Thank You For this Food, a simple song of gratitude for a meal. We did a listen and do with cooking instructions and a listen and point with table settings, and tried some new words, such as spreader and goblet. We did This is a Spoon around the group and learned new words such as shredder/ grater. We finished by singing Thank You For this Food.

    #5516
    Mary Louise W
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    Lesson Title: Oops, I forgot to create one!
    Date of Class: 4/27/15
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Mary Louise
    DJ: Ramin
    Assistants:
    Module: Maps and Addresses
    How Many Learners: 4
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): more eval sheets needed

    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) = 7
    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): After the alphabet and names, the class took a distinct turn to focus on ordinals. We did some listen and point with ordinals and then full addresses, followed by some ordinal and directional (NSEW) dictation. We stayed on ordinals for awhile, repeating, choral response, round the room, and some putting-the-correct-suffix-on-the-number practice. Some NWES TPR (pointing, as well as using ourselves as a giant compass) was a good break, then we did some dialogue/address practice “What’s your address?” and students could pick various addresses from a pile. Regrettably, we ran out of time before we could lay our hands on an actual map. Next time. . .

    #5530
    David Rutiezer
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: How much is it?
    Date of Class: April 29, 2015
    Day of Class:Wed.
    Time of Class:6-7:30 pm
    MC:David
    DJ:none
    Assistants:none
    Module:Shopping
    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) =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) =5

    Total Score:38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    We had one new student. We practiced saying and asking our names and our phone numbers. We looked at ads from a store and wrote and asked and answered where is/ where are and how much is/ are, did a circle game with Do You Like? using foods from the store, did a listen and do with payment methods, which I had every student lead after we had said them all and done the motions together. We finished with a song, Peanut Butter and Jelly.

    #5549
    David Rutiezer
    Spectator

    Lesson Title:Driving Directions
    Date of Class:5/4/15
    Day of Class:Monday
    Time of Class:6-7:30 pm
    MC:David
    DJ:none
    Assistants:none
    Module:Maps & Addresses
    How Many Learners:7
    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) =6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) =8
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =5

    Total Score:38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): After introductions to new students, we listened and pointed using maps of Portland. We all had fun in an activity standing in a circle and giving each other basic instructions: go forward, stop, go back, turn right, turn left, turn around. Then, I gave directions from Hall to where I live as a dictation and then call and response and choral read. This was more challenging, as students asked good questions about the difference between go and going, between pass and go past, and meaning of if you pass the ___ you’ve gone too far.

    #5556
    David Rutiezer
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Where is my Wallet?
    Date of Class: May 6, 2015
    Day of Class: Wed.
    Time of Class:6-7:30 pm
    MC:David
    DJ:none
    Assistants:none
    Module:Shopping
    How Many Learners:9
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):We need more alphabet sheets

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =6
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) =8
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =8
    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) =5

    Total Score:42

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):We had a lot of energy tonight, it seemed, with 9 students, including 2 new students. After spelling our names, I had us all introduce ourselves to each other, which seemed to work well and be welcoming to the new folks. Then, I had us do a dictation and role play around location: Where am I? Where are you? Where is he/ she? I am/ you are/ he/ she is next to/ across from… Then we did a song about around, over, under, through, near and far, singing and acting it out. People seemed to really enjoy this. Then we went into: Where is my wallet/ purse/bag? It’s on the table/ under the table, next to the box, etc.

    #5568
    David Rutiezer
    Spectator

    Lesson Title:Where Do You Live?
    Date of Class:May 11, 2015
    Day of Class:Monday
    Time of Class:6-7:30 pm
    MC:David
    DJ:none
    Assistants:none
    Module:Maps & Addresses
    How Many Learners:5
    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) =8
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) =8
    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) =6

    Total Score:44

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):We tried something new to the group: explaining where we live. I tried this as a dictation, starting with two sentences of my own, then had each student describe and others write it down. I then had each student stand and tell his/her story, and we repeated it back. It surprised me how challenging this was, even for some regular students, so we worked on saying, writing, using and understanding things like: I live with, I live together with, in front of, next to, near, far from, and in back of, as well as learning that in back of and behind mean (usually) the same thing, and that near and close to mean (usually) the same thing. Each student was given a chance for applause at the end of his/ her story and to feel a sense of accomplishment at having actually done it. We then did a song: Around, by reviewing the part we learned last week, and learning a new verse I wrote, both singing and acting out the words: the song now contains the directions: around, over, under, through, near, far, to the right of, to the left of, in front of, behind, and next to. We also learned the equivalents in Spanish and Romanian!

    #5581
    David Rutiezer
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: How much is it?
    Date of Class:May 13, 2015
    Day of Class:Wednesday
    Time of Class:6-7:30 pm
    MC:David
    DJ:none
    Assistants:none
    Module:Shopping
    How Many Learners:9
    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) =8
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =7
    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 spent more time than I thought on a few things and didn’t get around to some I had hoped we would, and I did forget one thing I had hoped to do. However, we had a pretty successful brainstorm on grocery items, and we all helped each other by spelling many items out loud. We also did a listen and point with a takeout menu, and a dictation and brief role play: Excuse me, how much is the fish taco? The fish taco is___. Then we had a good question about cost, and reviewed that way of asking: How much does the fish taco cost? The fish taco COSTS___. We ended by singing How Much is That Doggie in the Window?

    #5593
    David Rutiezer
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Addresses
    Date of Class:5/18/15
    Day of Class:Monday
    Time of Class:6-7:30 pm
    MC:David
    DJ:none
    Assistants:none
    Module:Maps & Addresses
    How Many Learners:7
    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) =7
    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) =5

    Total Score:41

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We had one new student. We did an address dictation for those students who were on time and then I had the idea to have those students then dictate those addresses to the later arrivals. We wrote and practiced saying and understanding: “Did you get that? Did he/she get that?” Then we spelled our names and introduced each other to the new student. We went over how to write directional abbreviations: I held up flashcards with N, E, S, W, SE, NE, NW, and SW, and students had to shout out what they stood for, and we practiced pronouncing street names like 5th and 80th. I handed out a list of prepositions and we did a call and response. I noticed they were helping each other understand what they meant. I then divided them into three groups and each group took a phone group for a timed exercise in which one student had to read as many addresses and phone numbers as possible while the other wrote them down. Then, I had them switch roles, so everyone had a turn to speak and to write. Finally, I taught them, by call and response and then by a group sing, Abilene, which, though not exactly about addresses, contains many phrases commonly used in casual English to describe going somewhere: Folks out there, take me back where I come from, if I stay here I’ll…

    #5621
    Ramin Tokhi
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: “to shop around”
    Date of Class: 5/20/15
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Ramin
    DJ: none
    Assistants: Janet
    Module: Shopping
    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) = 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) = 1

    Total Score: 36

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): It was a great class. I did alphabet, names, listen and point with Walgreen adds, we compared prices, I used my cellphone and Janet’s bottle of water to module prices. nobody told me that I’m gonna have a wonderful assistant by the name of Janet. She was very helpful and eager to learn the techniques of teaching. We had a lot of fun with the Walgreen’s add. Sorry for the late update of the website!

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