Rockwood Library — Summer 2016

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  • #7648
    Joseph Lechuga
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Why you should eat blueberries
    Date of Class: 16 June, 2016
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 2:00 -3:30
    MC: Joseph
    DJ: Joseph
    Assistants: Linda
    Module: Cherries & Berries
    How Many Learners: 8
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Rockwood needs more cardstock loyalty cards and self-evaluation forms.

    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) = 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): Not my best prepared class, but it turned out okay. I led learners through drawing and labeling a food pyramid. Dictation about blueberries and antioxidants.

    #7654
    Maureen Riggs
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: A Very Merry Berry Lesson and the Library
    Date of Class: June 2, 2016
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30 pm
    MC: Liz M.
    DJ: Maureen R.
    Assistants: Whiley
    Module: Nutrition/In Season Fruits
    How Many Learners: 11
    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) = 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) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 9

    Total Score: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Ready, Alphabet Listen and Point and Yell and Spell went well. When title of today’s lesson–“A Very Merry Berry Lesson at the Library” was introduced, students found the rhyming quality amusing. A few were confused about the word VERY having only one “R.” Liz dictated directions for making a smoothie while students wrote them down. Then students repeated these commands per Liz’s direction while I executed them with ingredients for smoothies. We enjoyed our smoothies as it was a hot day. Round Robin–“Do you eat berries?” followed by passing around sheets of paper with the different parts of a berry drawn on them. Spanish-speaking learner explained that in Spanish, the word for “bone” is the same as the word for “pit” yet in English, they are different. Class went very well and people were still actively engaging with each other when class was over.

    #7659
    Ramin Tokhi
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: “Straight to the ballot box”
    Date of Class: 6/20/16
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Ramin
    DJ: Ramin
    Assistants: Monica, Tamara
    Module: Constitutional Amendments
    How Many Learners: 9
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): we need to cut out more loyalty cards!

    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) = 6
    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) = 4

    Total Score:33

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): great class with two new learners! learners were engaged and helped each other a lot!

    #7660
    Maureen Riggs
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: “How to Play a Game”
    Date of Class: June 21, 2016
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30
    MC: Joseph L
    DJ: Maureen R
    Assistants: Julia Kulak
    Module: Games
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): need new loyalty cards

    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):

    Alphabet point went fine. Yell and Spell was fine except one new student struggled a little with both spelling and pronunciation. Joseph introduced the lesson which included phrases such as “It’s your turn,” and “You won!” He dumped out tiles and explained the rules of a domino game. Most of the learners got the hang of the game for the most part, but much assistance was needed. Students helped each other out a lot by telling them where to place their domino tiles and showing them when new tiles needed to be drawn from the “bone pile.” Some students were quite competitive and a few really didn’t catch on to the rules but seemed to have fun and communicate throughout. The class was fun and interactive.

    #7666
    Ivy Watson
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: take a walk
    Date of Class: 6/22/16
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30.
    MC: Megan
    DJ: Ivy
    Assistants: Barbara and Linda
    Module: the great outdoors
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc):
    Need more loyalty cards and reflection sheets
    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) = 7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    Total Score:36

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    We took a walk to Plaza del Sol.

    #7678
    Janet Gallagher
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: One Minute to Win It
    Date of Class: 6/28/16
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30pm
    MC: Maureen
    DJ: Janet
    Assistants: Julia
    Module: Society & Culture (Games)
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): There are no loyalty cards or self-evaluation forms at this site.

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 6
    Technique…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) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    Total Score: 33

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Ping-pong Skee Ball and Spill & Spell got the enthusiasm and competitive juices flowing! Everyone was engaged and enjoying learning English through playing games.

    #7679
    Janet Gallagher
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Learning to Play Clue
    Date of Class: 6/28/16
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30pm
    MC: Alex
    DJ: Janet
    Assistants: Trey
    Module: Society & Culture (Games)
    How Many Learners: 8
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): There are no loyalty cards or self-evaluation forms at this site.

    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) = 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: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Learners had a lot of fun learning English through the use of the game, Clue. They especially enjoyed unusual words like, weapon, murder, suspect, etc. It was an engaging class.

    #7680
    Estefania Zavala
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Constitutional Amendments
    Date of Class: 6/27/2016
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6:00-7:30 PM
    MC: Ramin
    DJ: Estefania
    Assistants: Tamara
    Module: Amendments
    How Many Learners: 7
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Loyalty cards

    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) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    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):
    We started with ABC sheets and yell and spell names. Then we did the name of today’s lesson as a question and answer. We then did some more dictation and dialogue followed by listen and do. We finished up with a listen and point activity.

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    #7681
    Joseph Lechuga
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: You’re not fully clean unless you’re zesfully clean.
    Date of Class: 23 June, 2016
    Day of Class: Thusday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30
    MC: Marc
    DJ: Joseph
    Assistants: William
    Module: Shopping
    How Many Learners: 5
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): We need more loyalty cards.

    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) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 7
    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): Dictation, document search, choral response. All of that happened alongside a puppet show. The puppeteer needed to set up early, so we moved to the small conference room after the first fifteen minutes. Marc adjusted to the changes really well, on top of learning to deal with a class smaller than he is familiar with at Midland.

    #7685
    Maureen Riggs
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: “Yes, we have no bananas”
    Date of Class: June 30,2016
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30
    MC: Joseph L
    DJ: Maureen R
    Assistants: Trey
    Module: In season fruits and veggies
    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) = 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) = 5
    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):
    After completing Alphabet Listen and Point and Yell and Spell, Joseph had the learners create a shopping list of fruits and vegetables they might buy at a store such as strawberries, carrots and potatoes. A few learners were confused about the pluralization of strawberries vs. lettuce. Joseph explained. Joseph facilitated a round robin dialogue: “Can you help me find…?” going through various foods. The class commenced with students figuring out the price per pound of items such as bananas and cherries after circulating a photo of a farmer’s market from a library book.

    #7686
    Luke Young
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Exploring Oxbow Regional Park
    Date of Class: 6/21/2016
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6:30pm
    MC: Alex
    DJ: Luke
    Assistants:
    Module:
    How Many Learners: 9
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Need more loyalty cards.

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

    Total Score: 35

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

    #7691
    Megan Corning
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Field Trip to Nadaka Park
    Date of Class: 6/29/16
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 2 – 3:30pm
    MC: Patrik
    DJ: Megan
    Assistants: Ivy, Barbara, Liz
    Module: The Great Outdoors
    How Many Learners: 11
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): good

    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) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 9
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    Total Score: 41

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We took a bus field trip to Nadaka Park. We had a few hiccups toward the beginning of class, with a late start and then a bus that wouldn’t start, but Patrik had great poise and got us all warmed up in the parking lot doing our names, listen and do and call and response activities. We split into smaller groups because we had a good number of assistants. Once at the park, Monica-the Nadaka Nature Park Coordinator-met us and facilitated some call & response around the park. We had a few kids in attendance and one new adult learner. The learners seemed very connected and engaged, especially by the end of class when a handful of them had to be called back to the bus because they’d run off to get more blueberries from the bushes.

    #7692
    Alex Van Meter
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: summer vacation
    Date of Class: 07/04/2016
    Day of Class: Teusday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Ramin T.
    DJ: Alex V.
    Assistants:
    Module: Summer Fun
    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) = 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) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score:

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Alphabet listen and point, Yell’n’Spell, What is the name of today’s lesson? The title of today’s lesson is summer vacation. Round Robin what are you going to do for the summer? Listen and do: walk, run, jump. listen and do: North, South, East, West. Round robin, “have you ever been to the oregon beach?”, Listen and point. Round robin: “Do you like hiking?” Round robin: “Where would you like to go for the summer?”. Listen and point.

    #7693
    Marc Czornij
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Blam, bang, boom, barbeque
    Date of Class: 7/5/2016
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30
    MC: Liz
    DJ: Marc
    Assistants: John, Judy, Denise
    Module: Summer fun
    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) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 6
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 5
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    Total Score: 32

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Alphabet sheets, names, Title of Today’s Lesson, Dictation, This Is A, Round Robin, Choral Response.

    #7702
    Maureen Riggs
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Local Flora
    Date of Class: June 6, 2016
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 2-3:30
    MC: Ivy W.
    DJ: Maureen R
    Assistants: Barbara
    Module: Local Flora
    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) = 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) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 7

    Total Score: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Alphabet Point and Yell and Spell went smoothly. Ivy dictated several sentences about plant qualities and local trees. She then passed around ferns, flowers, Douglas Fir needles and pine cones and had learners tell each other what they were Round Robin style. She passed out Seek and Find sheets so students could recognize and find words such as “Conifer,” “plant” and “cone.” She divided the class in half and created a competition where each group of students had to find more specific names of plants, trees and flowers native to the Willamette Valley. Learners were very competitive and they exhibited a lot of energy.

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