Rockwood Library – Winter 2016

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  • #7221

    Lesson Title: ??
    Date of Class: 2/18/16
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 12-130
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants: Tony
    Module: Shopping
    How Many Learners: 18
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Not quite enough shopping ads

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 4
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 6
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 4
    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) = 3

    Total Score: 28

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): though the score for this class was pretty low, it was a really nice class in many ways.. just very large, with several new folks at least three of whom were very shy and low skill level. But validating to get such a big group.. we switched to the two islands model, which felt pretty good given the circumstances. Tony did a little better, but still shy. Several new folks really helped out, and that was great. It took me 4 days to post this reflection, hence I’ve forgotten the name of the lesson, and therefore the low number on reflection.

    #7226
    Arien Lorenzo
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: I’m on my way
    Date of Class: 02/23/16
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6:30-7:30
    MC: Jess
    DJ: Arien
    Assistants: Diana
    Module:
    How Many Learners: 8
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Maps

    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) = 7

    Total Score: 39

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): We started with with Alphabet, Listen & Point with the first two learners, but within the next 30 minutes the others started to join us. There was not anything challenging; everyone was pretty much at the same pace and they way the were seated around allowed the slower learners to be supported by either higher level ones (who were really nice and helpful by the way) or the assistants. The TPR activity at the end proved to be perfect to inject energy into the class and reinforce understanding.

    #7232

    Lesson Title: Oregon Represents
    Date of Class: 2/22/16
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 12-130
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Education & Government
    How Many Learners: 15
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Need some more Loyalty cards

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 4
    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) = 3

    Total Score: 29

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Inspired by my work with another client, I decided to work on the names of senators and representatives. Pronouncing Ron Wyden was difficult! But it was well received and great practice, and it makes me think I’d like to invite an elected into our classroom if we can keep it going forward!

    #7233

    Lesson Title: Oregon Represents
    Date of Class: 2/22/16
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6-730
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants: Tamara
    Module: Education & Government: Citizenship Test
    How Many Learners: 8
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Need more loyalty cards.. and more volume on the tablet

    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) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 3

    Total Score: 33

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Redid the same lesson from earlier, and it was good.. we got to bring in Kate Brown as well. We had a couple of youth visit, and they were fun and mostly helpful.. Had a conversation with one learner who walked out of class last week, and encouraged her to accept an apology from Jess.

    #7234

    Lesson Title: Streetwise
    Date of Class: 2/23/16
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 12-130
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants: Judy
    Module: Society & Culture: Maps & Addresses
    How Many Learners: 12
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): 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) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 3

    Total Score: 30

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Not a bad class. good working together today, but a little chaotic.. Judy said.. it seemed like it was getting a little out of control, but people seemed to be enjoying it. Worked with abbreviations and not with the map. I wanted to go to the large map.. but didn’t get it.

    #7235

    Lesson Title: Claw Your Way to The Top
    Date of Class: 2/24/16
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 12-130
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants: Barbara, Santiago, Gladys (Audubon Society)
    Module: Science, Nature, Tech: Birds
    How Many Learners: 15
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Need Loyalty Cards!

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 4
    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: 36

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): A very nice class. Essentially, we just passed around claws, talons, turkey vulture wings, pygmy owls, and more. It was fun, lots of folks were laughing, and Gladys loved it.

    #7240

    Lesson Title: Cross It Off The List
    Date of Class: 2/25/16
    Day of Class: Thursday
    Time of Class: 12-130
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Employment & Economy – Shopping
    How Many Learners: 14
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): loyalty cards are there! the shopping things disappeared.

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 4
    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) = 4

    Total Score: 32

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): worked with receipts and a handwritten list. TP proved interesting to folks.. they couldn’t guess what it meant.

    #7242
    Ramin Tokhi
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: “You’re the doctor”
    Date of Class: 2/26/16
    Day of Class: Friday
    Time of Class: Noon-1:30
    MC: Ramin
    DJ: Ramin
    Assistants: Tony
    Module: at the doctor
    How Many Learners: 19
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): we need more loyalty cards to cut out!!!

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 4
    Technique: Completely Incompetent (1) vs. Flawless Delivery (10) = 4
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 4
    Connection: Open Hostility (1) vs. Kumbayah (10) = 4
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 3
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 25

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): A very big class! I connected 3 tables in one row and it kind of worked out but I should’ve made two tables together and then made 3 rows but nevertheless it wasn’t a big issue, they got work very close to each other. Went over Alphabet, yell n spell, dictation and the bingo game. Many students asked me questions about each doctors terminology. Such as what does fatigue mean. Overall it was very fun class.

    #7256

    Lesson Title: Taxman
    Date of Class: 2/29/16
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 12-130
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Education & Government: Taxes
    How Many Learners: 9
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): good

    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) = 4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 3

    Total Score: 29

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): groups are getting a little smaller.. some regulars not showing anymore, but still nice sized group. Learned that I cannot say Mihail very well. Started something new by doing some fluency practice before the alphabet listen & point. Didn’t get to the song taxman.

    #7257

    Lesson Title: Taxman
    Date of Class: 2/29/16
    Day of Class: Monday
    Time of Class: 6-730
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants: Tamara
    Module: Education & Government – Taxes
    How Many Learners: 8
    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) = 4
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 4

    Total Score: 31

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Started off with the new repeat after me activity, which kind of put a couple of folks on their heels.. and there was some continued reactivity throughout. Tamara said it seemed normal to her, but I felt like I had to support 3 learners. to keep them engaged. The song was good, and working with the tax form was useful.

    #7258

    Lesson Title: We Are Family
    Date of Class: 3/1/16
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 12-130
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants: Judy
    Module: Society & Culture: Family
    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) = 4
    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) = 4

    Total Score: 32

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): time went by fast, there was some switching of tables early on as we tried to figure out how many people were going to come.. Song “We are Family” was well received, but still need a better speaker, though the little one was better than the one on the tablet. Coached Judy a little bit about giving feedback, but she was very receptive, a great support in the space!

    #7260
    Jess Denning
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: All in the Family
    Date of Class: 3/1/2016
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30
    MC: Diana
    DJ: Jess
    Assistants: Arien
    Module: Family
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): Check!

    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) = 4
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 8

    Total Score: 4.6

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

    Overall a great class last night! It was Diana’s dress rehearsal, Arien was a supporter and I was DJ. We had 6 learners – all return students. Everyone seemed to work especially hard this time and most of the students reported they were tired at the end of the class after so much learning and practicing! There were a lot of laughs and a lot of risk taking in this class in particular. I was bummed that Eugenia did not come so that I could apologize for offending her recently. Word of wisdom to all teachers, thanks to the insight of Arien: In mainstream Latino cultures it is rude to toss gifts/presents/food to people. Don’t do it! Anything else is ok to toss to someone, but not anything in those categories.

    Jess

    #7263

    Lesson Title: Swimming Upstream
    Date of Class: 3/2/16
    Day of Class: Wednesday
    Time of Class: 12-130
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants: Barbara
    Module: Science, Nature & Tech: Salmon Nation
    How Many Learners: 14
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): good

    Self Evaluation

    Preparation: Forgot to Show Up (1) vs. Every Hair In Place (10) = 5
    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) = 6

    Total Score: 40

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Nice size group today, back up to 14.. Ivy brought some amazing handouts… it worked well to start with do you like fish, and there was some hilarity with one learners name sounding like salmon. many people said they love salmon, so it came right into it. we had a few people come in late, and a couple new people.. but lots of laughing and useful table cross talk.

    #7274
    Ramin Tokhi
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: “Too many cooks spoil the broth”
    Date of Class: 3/4/16
    Day of Class: Friday
    Time of Class: Noon-1:30
    MC: Ramin
    DJ: Ramin
    Assistants: Scott, Elana, Megan
    Module: in the kitchen
    How Many Learners: 15
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): please someone cut out more loyalty cards we’re almost running out of them.

    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) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 4

    Total Score: 35

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): ah i cannot describe what real world materials does to a class environment. The amount of laughter and craziness is just beyond any educational explanation. I basically brought my kitchen’s utensils and practiced “this is a ladle” “a what?” “a ladle” “oh a ladle” just these four short sentences with the real world materials makes your class incredibly fun! I was surprised though that many other learners didn’t show up, otherwise we could’ve made it to 20 learners but maybe next time!

    #7280
    Diana Tesh
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Tight-Knit Family
    Date of Class: 3/8/2016
    Day of Class: Tuesday
    Time of Class: 6-7:30PM
    MC: Arien
    DJ: Diana
    Assistants:
    Module: Family
    How Many Learners: 6
    Materials Status (loyalty cards, alphabet sheets, etc): need more evaluation sheets

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

    Total Score: 31

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): This was Arien’s second “silent” class so he mimed everything to the DJ, who “translated” into spoken English. It was sort of funny and sort of awkward. The class started with 4 learners who were very engaged (except for a phone call one person took outside of the room). About 2/3 of the way through, 2 additional learners showed up, with low-beginning English skills, which caused us to miss a couple beats. We tried to include them in the last part of the class, but they never really fully integrated in the group. Fortunately, they seem motivated to try again. Both stayed for 30 minutes after class and we spent some time explaining the schedule and where they could go for additional classes at times/days that met their schedules. They were concerned their English skills were not good enough and I encouraged them to come again, at the beginning of class, when we can tailor things more to their needs. Hope we see them again.

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