Rockwood Library – Winter 2014

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    S Bones
    Spectator

    Date of Class: March 18, 2014
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6:00
    MC: Lisa Cha
    DJ: Sam Bones
    Assistants: Jane
    Module: emergency preparedness
    How Many Learners: 6
    Score:49
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    We welcomed Jane, who is visually impaired, into our class and although it was a silent class, we found many different ways in which Jane was able to participate.
    She had no problem in joining in all the grown men, tossing a large toilet paper roll from one to another, each one reciting a new word that they just learned such as flashlight, spoons, first aid kit, and other words related to emergency preparedness in a rousing game of “Hot Potato.” Much hilarity ensued! Lisa used last week’s silent class to better prepare for this one, and it went very smoothly!

    #1406
    Robert Grubaugh
    Spectator

    Date of Class: March 19, 2014
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 12:00am-2:00pm
    MC: David
    DJ: Robert
    Assistants:
    Module: In the neighborhood
    How Many Learners: 5
    Score: 46
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    The class was fun and smooth for the most part. There was one new student, Olga.

    #1609
    Jacob Gerke
    Spectator

    Date of Class: 03/24/2014
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 12pm-2pm
    MC: Graham
    DJ: Jacob
    Assistants: N/A
    Module: Mobile Phones
    How Many Learners: 9
    Score: 5+3+4+3+2+5 = 22
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Helped Graham out with his first class today! We had a lot of people, and a lot of new faces… actually I think there were more new people than returning! Two of the Ukranians who came at the very end of last Monday’s class were back today. There were also two Spanish speaking women who, I observed last Monday, hovered curiously outside the room for a bit without entering. They joined us today, but one left after about 15 minutes to be with her children; the other stayed. A young woman, who I think was her oldest daughter, stayed with us and helped out a little.

    Graham got right to work; he had brought his own printouts of the anatomy of a phone, with bigger font than is on the sheets that were already at the library. He had everyone doing listen and point exercises, then writing phrases down from the sheet, and lots of choral response mixed in.

    He also had people talk a bit about their phones, pointing to different buttons on the phone and talking about what those buttons do. We had about 15 minutes left at the end, so Graham had everyone say their first and last name, emphasizing the gap between the two names, so that it sounds like two distinct names, and not one long name. He said this was an activity based on feedback from job recruiters in Erie; a very interesting exercise!

    Finally, when 3 minutes were left, Graham asked me if this would be my last class. I said yes, and so he had everyone write down “Thank you for everything Jacob, we will miss you, and good luck on your trip!” Then everyone said that out loud. A little awkward, since only one person knew me from my teaching days last summer… but touching none the less.

    #1610
    David Rutiezer
    Participant

    Date of Class: March 24, 2014
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30pm
    MC: Colin
    DJ: David
    Assistants:
    Module:
    How Many Learners:9
    Score:42
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Shopping module: Shopping bag exercise: This is an orange. A what?; creating aisles on the table and having each student choose what aisle an item belongs in and placing it there; role play using “Did you find what you needed today?”
    One student I hadn’t seen in a while, Freweini, personally asked me to convey how helpful the classes have been for her! She told me in today’s class alone: she learned two new words: Ma’am and Aisle. She says she is now at Mt. Hood Community College!

    #1663
    S Bones
    Spectator

    Date of Class: March 25, 2014
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6:00pm
    MC: Lisa Cha
    DJ: Sam Bones, Patrik
    Assistants: Quinton, Kelan
    Module: Emergency preparedness
    How Many Learners: 7
    Score: 44
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Today was Lisa’s final class. Patrik was there to participate and observe. Nothing too outstanding or crazy happened tonight. There was 1 new learner. Another rousing game of Hot Potato, which everyone loves! All in all, pretty smooth evening. NOTE: For those of you that teach at Rockwood, please note our new file. It’s not entirely put together yet, but please keep things neat and separated, such as blank attendance sheets from filled-out sheets, like information with like, etc.. ..Does anyone have a recipe box with letter dividers that they can part with? So that we can put the loyalty cards in alphabetical order for easier location? Please reply to this conversation if you do!!!

    #1709
    David Rutiezer
    Participant

    Date of Class: March 26, 2014
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 12-2pm
    MC: Sam Bones
    DJ: David
    Module: In the Neighborhood
    How Many Learners:4
    Score:51

    What happened: Four learners. Two, Jose and Carmen, said it was a nice class and helpful.

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