Sherwin Williams – Fall 2015

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  • #6893
    Julie Collura
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Cover All Your Bases
    Date of Class: 11/4/5
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 12:30-2
    MC: Julie C
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Emergency Preparedness
    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) = 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): We started late because the learners arrived late. We did a short Alphabet practice and then spelled our names and street names. We used an Emergency Supply Kit list for document search. We practice a few dialogues on calling 911

    #6894
    Julie Collura
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Let’s Hit the Road
    Date of Class: 11/4/15
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC: Julie C
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    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) = 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) = 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): This is a fun group that works well together. I dictated a story to them about the last trip I took. Then two learners describe recent trips while the others wrote. We used a large US map to locate various cities and bodies of water. We ended by asking each other if we had been to certain places and whether or not we would like to go.

    #6917
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 11/11/5
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 12:30-2
    MC: Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Emergency Preparedness
    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) = 6
    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) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 39

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Class went by extremely fast today! We did start a few late and end a few early which is pretty typical of this group but still, we barely got through 1/3rd of the plan. We started off with a minimal pair activity focusing on l/r which was great. We then went on to review saying our addresses which led into a pretty lengthy (but useful) ordinal number activity. One of the learners had no idea how to use ordinals and was actually confused when people would say 1st street or 33rd ave, for example. So we really focused on that for a while then did a quick curriculum vote. With only 5 minutes to spare I quickly went over 2 handouts that I relaly wanted to use with them; one was a visual of what to do in the event of an earthquake and the other was an emergency supply kit handout that I told them to look over and make sure they have the items on the sheet at the home. We will explore small talk for the last 3 classes in this session.

    #6918
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 11/11/5
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC: Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Travel
    How Many Learners: 5
    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) = 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) = 7

    Total Score: 37

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): It was so great to have all 5 learners back in one class! And I was really excited (and kind of nervous) to finally try a song with them! Since the module is travel, I picked one related to the topic; “Leaving on a Jet Plane”. I planned to connect my computer to my phone via hotspot (it had worked in the past, and it’s just not possible to connect to wi-fi there so it was my only hope that it would work smooth). Of course, when I got there and checked, I was having difficullties connecting. I was nervous at that point as i hadn’t really had a plan b, which is rare for me.. I always have a plan B! I thought of a few alternatives during the break but was determined to make it work.. .and then I realized that I could use the youtube app on my phone! Well, I went to the restroom 5 minutes before class was to start and dropped my phone (in the toilet.! OOPS!) plan b, potentially failed! Thankfully it was a quick splash in clean water ;) and it seemed to be working so I went for it.. it was doing fine, and they were seemingly loving the activity and the song! yes!! Until about half way through the song, with 20 minutes left, the volume stopped working and wawa, that was the end of that. We just practiced the lyrics verbally without the music, thankfully there wasn’t a ton of time where I had to scramble to figure it all out. All in all, it was fine and I think the phone will actually end up being ok! Now I’ll have to figure out how to ensure a reliable source for music next time. I think it’ll be worth it. Next topic, In the Kitchen!

    #6947
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 11/18/5
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 12:30-2
    MC: Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Small Talk
    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) = 7
    Engagement: Snoring Loudly (1) vs. Absolutely Riveted (10) = 8
    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: 39

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Class started just about on time with 1 learner. We warmed up with alphabet and started the lesson and probably at about 12:50, the other 2 came in. We started off with a basic ‘getting to know you dialogue’ and then I had them come up with a dialogue between some people in front of a cafe (used an image). The most advanced learner did most of the work there, but everyone wrote it down then practiced. All in all, it went well, we used a lot of slang so it was a bit challenging at times but good practice regardless!

    #6949
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 11/18/5
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC: Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: In the Kitchen
    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) = 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): Fairly solid class today. I thought the beginning of it was going to indicate that it was rockin’ but the last half felt a little sleepy. I know they were all pretty tired (they work at 6 am, and stay after for the class… that’s some serious dedication!). I had them stand up and do a version of TPR but really we just stretched and did a little yoga :) I figured that would help, and I think it did at least somewhat! I think I just really had them working hard, we did a lot of speaking and I focused hard on accuracy. I thought that the ‘This is an apple’ activity would be too easy for them and that they would have already known the kitchen vocab that i introduced but to my surprise, they didn’t! And they Loved the activity! I think I should have just done a song for the 2nd half (I figured out how to do it without wifi!) But I went with ‘what’s a spatula used for’ instead. It was ok, utlimately I think it was just too much about the items in the kitchen. Anyways, we will try the song next class! (Dec. 2nd since there isn’t a class next week). Heather also came in to say that they defintiely want to have me/us back in January!

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    #6991
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 12/2/15
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 12:30-2
    MC: Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Small Talk
    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) = 5
    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) = 7
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 39

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Only 1 learner today but we had a solid session together. We talked (dictated) about our Thanksgivings’ and then practiced a dialogue that I had written out. We then expanded on that dialogue.. tons of focused pronunciation practice. It was really good! Hoping the others come back for the last class of the term

    #6993
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 12/3/15
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC: Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: In the Kitchen
    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) = 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): The first half of class was great! We also talked about Thanksgivings, then reviewed our kitchen vocabulary. I then laid the items on the table and had each learner identify the item I called out (Listen/point). They loved this! Then I wanted to try something new where I had them describe the item while the others guess the item they were describing. I think it was just too advanced for them, even after I gave a few examples, none of them fully seemed to gather what I was asking them to do. So, I just did the desccribing and they called out the name of the item. It was ok. I finally figured out how to get a song downloaded onto my computer wihtout needing wifi so I I figured we would give it a whirl. I don’t know why but it just didn’t turn out so well, I think they are shy about singing together but also I just think that it was too difficult for some of them to follow along. Also, I think just personality wise, they just simply don’t seem to enjoy learning English via music. I don’t know that I will try it again, maybe? Either way, it was worth a try and wasn’t a total fail! ;)

    #7013
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title:
    Date of Class: 12/9/15
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 12:30-2
    MC: Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Small Talk (Christmas Culture)
    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) = 8
    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: 40

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Only 1 learner today again but we had a solid session together. This particular learner is very dedicated and to be honest, I really like when we have one-on-ones since she really benefits greatly from individual practice. We stareted with alphabet, then did title of Todays lesson. We talked (and dictated) about our holiday plans. I learned about some Mexican traditions in celebrating Christmas. Interesting! Ended with learning some vocabulary related to the Christmas holiday (and I included a Dreidel for good measure ;) She chose U.S. Culture for the next module.. classes will start back up January 6th.

    #7014
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
    Date of Class: 12/9/15
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC: Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Christmas Culture
    How Many Learners: 5
    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) = 6
    Poise: Charlie Brown (1) vs. Prince (10) = 6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) = 6

    Total Score: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): All 5 learners came and we had fun! We began with the title of todays lesson and we talked a little about the meaning of it. We then did “This is an apple” activity except with images of Christmas/holiday things like; tree, wreath, presents, snowman, etc.. We focused a lot on pronunciation. We then did a cloze activity about a traditional American Christmas which was good! After they filled in the blanks, everyone took turns reading aloud, again focuisng a lot on pronunciation. We ended with a little conversation about our holiday plans. They invited me to their holiday Christmas party this weekend which was very sweet of them. Also, I think I will stop doing curriculum votes, they alsways say “It doesn’t matter, we don’t care about the topics”. So, we collectively chose U.S. Culture. I think I’ll just do the same theme for both groups and modify according to levels. It will definitely make my job easier! They all gave me a hug and wished happy holidays. Such a good group!

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