Harvey Scott Migrant Ed – Summer 2015

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  • #5737
    WebMaestrex
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    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class:
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    DJ:
    Assistants:
    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):

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    #5742
    WebMaestrex
    Keymaster

    Lesson Title: Back to School
    Date of Class: 6/22/15
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 9-1140
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Homework Helper
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): forgot alphabet sheets and self reflection!

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 7
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 5
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 3
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 4
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 4

    Total Score: 27

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): A bit of a bumpy start.. set up tables for 25, only 6 came. Issues with child care and all other sorts of things. I was a bit underdressed. It was cool that several people remembered me from Salon Comunal.. though I didn’t get the sense that they were completely excited about it. I was able to facilitate a little connection, but also concerned that this group of moms were like.. well, this isn’t going to work for me. We’ll see, but I’m guessing the best outcome is if they make some phone calls and we get a bunch of newer learners, and the character of the class shifts enough. Curious to see what happens Wednesday and Friday.

    #5744
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title:N/A
    Date of Class: 6/24/15
    Day of Class:Wednesday
    Time of Class: 9-11:45 (with 10 min break)
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: In the kitchen, with a twist of nutrition
    How Many Learners:4
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): there are plenty of alphabet sheets and attendance. We aren’t using loyalty cards

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) =8
    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) =7

    Total Score:45

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Things actually went really well given that it was only the 2nd day at a new site. Only 4 learners came, but the ones who were there were great. It was a nicely multi-leveled class, 2 learners were pretty advanced in writing skills, though their speaking and comprehension were closer to intermediate. 2 learners were at the lower level on all skill levels. They were great about working together, and very eager to learn. It was a little hard to get the energy up but during certain activities, I was able to get it up there, and especially during the ‘this is a what’ activity, there was much laughter. I think we picked the right module, they loved learning the vocab words for kitchen items, and the kitchen verbs (cut, slice, peel, etc..) We explored nutrition labels briefly and one learner requested we do more of that next week, at least so they can better understand the labels. They had a lot of nutrition knowledge, I was pleasantly surprised. We did a good amount of writing throughout, which they all appreciated (tho 2 struggled with). my timing was a bit off and although I wanted to end with a song, we didn’t have time so I just started a new activity involving the kitchen items i brought it. We didn’t finish it but I got creative with ending class in a way that wasn’t so abrupt. I really do think they will all come back, I would be surprised if they didn’t.

    #5753
    Ramin Tokhi
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: ” Put something on the map”
    Date of Class: 6/26/15
    Day of Class: Friday
    Time of Class: 9 am – 11:45 am (with 10 min break)
    MC: Ramin
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Maps and addresses
    How Many Learners: 5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): we need more pencils!

    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) = 4

    Total Score: 42

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): it was a great family-like, warm class.I went over many activities though I had to extend some of them because the class is 3 hours. Students found very useful to learn how to find streets on the map, in addition it was fun. Also students found very useful to learn ordinal numbers. I could see and feel that they’ve learned something that day, at the end they showed much enthusiasm and they were very thankful which I think is a good indicator that they’re gonna come back to the next class.

    #5755
    KasPermissionary
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Repetition is the Mother of Learning
    Date of Class: 6-29-2015
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 9:00-12:00
    MC: Joshua
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Homework Helper
    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) = 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) = 7

    Total Score: 42

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We started class with the usual warm ups of listen & point, Yell & Spell. The class setting was intimate given that there were only two learners -both somewhat intermediate-level fluency. This allowed for more expansive exploration of language and conversation in some areas that would’ve been more difficult for early beginners. We worked on a few dialogues about school -their children and grade levels. We worked on a document looking at school supplies and becoming familiar with the vocab surrounding school and homework. We then contextualized the vocabulary by speaking about the supplies in usage. For example, “I keep my *textbook* in my *backpack* ” We took turns using the vocabulary and pictures in sentences. Then we played a jeopardy-like guessing game with the same images of school related materials. For example, “This item helps keep my papers together in one spot!” Answer: “Paper clip” or “Briefcase/Portfolio” They really liked this game. Next we did a song, “School Days” which turned out to be a pretty good song for them to learn. We listened to it, wrote the whole song out, sung it a couple times, and then took a break.
    After the break, we did a document search with the introduction from a 3rd grade workbook. Next we returned to the school supply document and did a couple round-robin stories with the vocabulary images. They liked this. We made stories about their children by name using the vocabulary images. We returned to the song again, sang it a couple times more, and then did a TPR before closing class.

    #5760
    KasPermissionary
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Recipe For Disaster
    Date of Class: 07/01/15
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 9:00-12:00
    MC: Joshua
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: In The Kitchen
    How Many Learners: 2
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 8
    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) = 8

    Total Score: 48

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): This was probably in the top 3 best classes I’ve ever facilitated. OMG it was fantastic. I came prepared with many different activities. We began the class with the standard warm ups and then moved to a document search activity with a recipe I printed from the internet. After that we moved into a Q&A session about the recipe we were examining. First the questions were written, then answered with the learners in a round-robin fashion. Next we did some kitchen vocabulary with 10-15 kitchen items I brought with me. Next we worked on recalling the items. We did a “this is an apple” game. Then I put them all into a large bag and pulled them out one at a time and asked, what is this? They would either look on their paper for the answer or recall from memory. Then I had them ask each other in the same manner taking turns pulling items from the bag and asking, what is this? Then I had a document with pictures of different kitchen verbs. We first wrote down the list of verbs as we looked at each photo on the page. Then we did a document search where I would say the sentence like, “I wash the dishes.” and they would point to the corresponding photo. Then we took a 10 min break. When we returned, we made PB& J sandwiches. First I set out all of the supplies. Then I began with, 1. Open the bag of bread. I had them write it down, and do a choral response. After they delivered a choral response I did step 1. I continued through 12 simple steps to complete the sandwich. Then I had them read each step to one another and act correspondingly to make their own sandwiches -one person making one sandwich at a time. Last, we finished with a TPR using the kitchen verbs we previously used. There was so much engagement and connection. It was really really fantastic. They expressed to me that they had learned a whole lot and had a lot of fun. A very rewarding class.

    #5784
    KasPermissionary
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
    Date of Class: 07/06/2015
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 9:00-12:00
    MC: Joshua
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Homework Helper
    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) =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) =6
    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): Today there was only one learner in the class. It made revising some of the activities a little challenging, but it also gave a lot of intimate opportunity to chat with one another in a way that larger classes don’t permit. We began with the usual warm-ups and moved on to converse about her kids and school. She doesn’t have much opportunity to speak English because most of her colleagues and coworkers speak Spanish as their first language. She talked about her educational background, her kids, and employment. We then moved on to a document search using an article from WIllamette Week on problems with a standardized test that was being administered. This article proved to be a really great gateway to opening up some of her opinions about the matter. She already had experience with this particular test and some of the content of the article. She started expressing frustration with the school situation, language barriers, the superintendent, and on and on. We talked a lot about what is fair in school for parents, teachers, and students. It was really great because she was using her English to communicate big ideas and things that were important to her even though it was a big struggle. We worked to build confidence in speaking a lot -especially with pronunciation. We also did an activity where we practiced the names of school supply objects (that I both brought and gathered from the faculty room) and practiced writing and discussing their various uses through question and answer. All in all this class was a great experience for building connection and courage to communicate.

    #5788
    Mary Louise W
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Bring Home the Bacon
    Date of Class: 7/8/15
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 9:00-11:45
    MC: Mary Louise
    DJ: n/a
    Assistants: n/a
    Module: In the Kitchen
    How Many Learners: 5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): All good!

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

    Total Score: 32

    What happened: After expecting possibly no one, 5 delightful women ended up attending, which was great. We got a late start, as everyone arrived late, but got right into it. Alphabet, names, then on to some kitchen utensil review (with actual utensils, as well as some ingredients and items we were going to use for future activities). They seemed to really enjoy the round-robin “Could you hand me the X” “Here it is” exercise. We then concentrated on measuring amounts, with vocab/i.d. of items, review of fractions- writing and document search- and then actual practice weighing sugar into a bowl, asking each other to weigh certain qtys, with various cups and spoons. Some were much more well versed in cooking weights and measures than others but everyone helped each other SO SO much (though I reminded them a couple times to help in English), which was great! At the last blast, we took those measurements and applied it to no-bake cookie recipe that they all helped weigh. Sadly, we didn’t actually get to eat the cookies (due to some technical difficulties and lack of a fridge) so I’ll be sure to bring some in next Wed. Overall, the ladies seemed very engaged. They seemed to be most interested in conversation practice (which they also generally needed more practice with that writing), as well as reading aloud. Next class I will try to have more of both.

    #5794
    Ramin Tokhi
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: map something out
    Date of Class:7/10/15
    Day of Class: Friday
    Time of Class: 9-11:45
    MC: Ramin
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    How Many Learners: 4
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): ok!

    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) =7
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) =6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) =4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =3

    Total Score: 31

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): the class started as usual with the alphabet sheet, then yell n spell, today’s lesson is. Then we worked on a map with listen and point activity, then we played a game like activity where students had to match names of streets, students were very competitive with that game, students were mixing the cards with the names of streets so that the other student won’t find it. We had fun with that activity. Although the classe’s level of energy wasn’t up to my standard, so a little bit lack of energy. Also one of the students left the class 30 minutes before we finished because of her kid. At the end I talked to students, if they would like to continue these classes, and they said yes and they like the morning schedule but maybe less hours they suggested.

    #5800
    KasPermissionary
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try, Again!
    Date of Class: 7-13-2015
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 9:00-12:00
    MC: Joshua
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    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) = 6
    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 4 learners today which was great. This was their first time to the Monday Homework Helper class so I was able to use a lot of materials that had been covered in previous classes in addition to the new materials I brought today. They really did an awesome job of working together even though it was their first time meeting each other. They really loved the “This is an apple” game/dialogue. It empowered them to work with the vocabulary we were building through modeling and usage. We also worked with a Willamette Week article again today. It was a slightly lower English fluency class than other classes I’ve taught at Harvey Scott so we were able to spend a little more time working through some of the dialogues, vocabulary, song text etc. than some of the other classes. There was lots of working together, laughter, and flow of energy between class members. The time flew by.

    #5806
    Mary Louise W
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen
    Date of Class: 7/15/15
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 9-11:45
    MC: ML Warhus
    DJ: n/a
    Assistants:
    Module: In the Kitchen (+ some Nutrition)
    How Many Learners: 6
    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) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 5
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 5

    Total Score: 25

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Class was good- a couple new learners- everyone very helpful and supportive with each other. There were several distractions- people leaving and arriving late and early, and 2-3 kids in the room, variously participating. Also, my delivery was not top form as I got out of order on my activities and it tripped me up, but we pushed through and I think everything was educational and interesting. We reviewed some prior vocab about recipes, ingredients, measuring- added some new vocab, including some foods and nutrition items- all with actual items. I tried to focus much more on dialogue and speaking practice, as that seemed to be lacking in the previous lesson. It went well. . .lots of round the room with “this is an X, a what”, adding “Is this healthy?” and food group practice. We spent a bit of time on This vs. These, as was needed. I intended to use recipes to determine ingredients and if healthy, but ran out of time and looked at some nutrition panels instead.

    #5815
    Ramin Tokhi
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: “off the map”
    Date of Class: 7/17/15
    Day of Class: Friday
    Time of Class: 9- noon
    MC: Ramin
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Maps and addresses
    How Many Learners: 6
    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) = 4

    Total Score: 39

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific: the class was awesome! great connection among students, laughing, we had fun with ordinal numbers, they’re really hard to pronounce so students struggled a little but it brought fun and energy into class. We ended at 11 am this time because it was the last day of the school program and also parents were called to a meeting and they had to go so I finished like I always do with ready 3 times and the class is over. It was the last day of this program in this term, hopefully we’re gonna get a chance to teach there again.

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