Sherwin Williams – Winter 2017

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  • #8355
    Zadok Taylor
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    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) =

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

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    #8363
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Can you believe this weather we’ve been having?
    Date of Class: 1/18/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class:!2:30-2
    MC: Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Winter Weather
    How Many Learners:0
    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): Noone showed up! I am sure this is due to the long break and horrible weather we’ve been having. Or they forgot! Hope they come next week!

    #8364
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Can you believe this weather we’ve been having?
    Date of Class: 1/18/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class:2:30-4
    MC: Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Winter Weather
    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) =8
    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) =6

    Total Score:43

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Super fun class back! We talked about the storm we just had and all thing winter weather related. We did a dialogue, then learned vocab and practiced another short dialogue while passing items around the room. This was followed by a fun crossword puzzle and class ended with a cloze activtiy. They were very enthusiastic and everyone was happy to be back :)

    #8382
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Under the weather
    Date of Class: 1/25/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 12:30-2
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Winter Weather
    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) =6
    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) =6

    Total Score: 39

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Both of the regular learners came back! The admin came to me this morning with a questionnaire that they hoped I would use in the class with all learners today so we started off with that. Basically it would help the learners answer questions if inspectors from OSHA (safety overview of some sort) came and asked them questions. We practiced the questions/answers via Choral response, and round robin and then I even quizzed them afterwards by having them cover their papers. Though the content was pretty dry, we had some fun with it! We then began with the topic I had planned but didn’t get far so will plan to continue there next week.

    #8383
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Under the weather
    Date of Class: 1/25/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Winter Weather
    How Many Learners:6
    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) =6
    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) =6

    Total Score: 39

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Pretty much the same class at the first one; we started off with the safety questionnaire, practicing the questions/answers via Choral response, and round robin and then the mini quiz/review. We then began with the topic I had originally planned for but didn’t get far so will plan to continue there next week.

    #8403
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: It’s important to Know your rights especially under the new presidency
    Date of Class: 02/01/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 12:30-2
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Know your rights
    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) =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) =7
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6

    Total Score: 37

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Just 1 learner today. We did a few different activities related to the ‘knowing your rights’ starting with the title of the lesson. We did a docuemnt search with a handout from the ACLU site and then practiced the language used on that handout via dictation and choral repeat. We ended with a dialogue about being stopped by a police officer who asks questions about status. The learner said she learned a lot today and was glad that we talked about this topic.

    #8404
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: It’s important to Know your rights especially under the new presidency
    Date of Class: 02/01/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Know your rights
    How Many Learners:6
    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) =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) =6

    Total Score: 38

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Pretty much the same class at the first one; just a bit more advanced. we started off with the the lesson title and then the document search. We then dictated several useful/helpful phrases to practice in the event of being questioned by an ICE agent or police officer. We laughed a ton everytime anyone has to say the word search because all of them have a hard time pronouncing this word, it comes out sounding like “church’. We did a ton of repetition with it and several of them were able to pronounce by the end of the class. We did a sentence scramble using the phrases we dictated and practiced those in various ways. They really liked turning statements into questions and especially the phrases that use the irregular verb ‘to be’. I definitely didn’t plan for that but I’m glad I recognized the need for it! We ended with looking at the ‘Know your rights’ card and I gave them information for local legal counseling if they or anyone they know might need it, or just want to have it. Great class!

    #8428
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Valentines is one of the biggest hallmark holidays in the U.S.
    Date of Class: 02/08/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 12:30-2
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    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) =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) =7
    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): Just 1 learner today. We did a few different activities related to Valentines starting with the title of the lesson. We practiced some vocabulary using images and then did a dictation explaining the symbolism of some of the most common symbols of V-day. We practiced pronunciation via this dictation activity and then listened to a song (Will you still love me tomorrow?) and did a cloze activity to go along with it. She loved it! We sang together at the end :) Lastly, we did another listening activity with a brief history of Valentines day, where learner was instructed to circle one of 2 words that she heard me say during the reading.

    #8429
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Valentines is one of the biggest hallmark holidays in the U.S.
    Date of Class: 02/08/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    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) =7
    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):Similar to the first class, we did a few different activities related to Valentines starting with the title of the lesson. I learned from the first group, that I wanted to change the order of activities so I did just that; and also added in ‘this is an apple’ while practicing the vocabulary. Then the dictation explaining the symbolism of some of the most common symbols of V-day and practicing of pronunciation via the dictation activity. We then did the ‘history of V-day’ listening activity and ended with the cloze activity to go along with it. While I think some learners liked it, I don’t think they were as into it as the first learner was. Though at the end, some of them did sing along. One thing i learned is that one of the ladies lost her husband about 2 years ago and so love songs and movies, etc are still hard for her. Now that I know this I think I will refrain from bringing in activties that might bring up some painful emotions for her. She misses him a lot and it’s so sad :(

    #8453
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: When it rains, it pours
    Date of Class: 02/15/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 12:30-2
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    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) =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) =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): Just 1 learner today. We did a few different activities related to Weather, starting with the title of the lesson and an example to help with meaning. We practiced some vocabulary using images and then did a dictation for each sentence. As I have been feeling like I do the ‘this is an apple’ activity, too much for practicing vocab, I decided to switch it up by just dictating sentences about the images. For example; Tornado- The tornado picked up anything in its path; including cars and animals. We practiced pronunciation via this dictation activity and then ended with a minimal pair listening activity that had words related to weather/environment and global warming which will be the focus for the next few weeks.

    #8454
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: When it rains, it pours
    Date of Class: 02/15/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    How Many Learners:6
    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) =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: 37

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Similar to the first class, we did a few different activities related to Weather, starting with the title of the lesson and an example to help with meaning. We practiced vocabulary using images and then did a dictation for each sentence. As I have been feeling like I do the ‘this is an apple’ activity, too much for practicing vocab, I decided to switch it up by just dictating sentences about the images. For example; Tornado- The tornado picked up anything in its path; including cars and animals. We practiced pronunciation via this dictation activity and a fun listen/find using the images, where I read a sentence aloud, and had an individual learner point to the image that corresponds with that sentence. Then I said the name of the type of weather and had them read the sentence. It proved to be a fun way to review the topic and end the class!

    #8485
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: We are going to go to the coast this weekend, come rain or shine.
    Date of Class: 02/22/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 12:30-2
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    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) =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: 33

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Just 1 learner today, same as last week which threw me off a bit as I had a jeapordy game planned and was really expecting them to both be there. I planned enough but was really set on that game! We practiced the title of the lesson and then 2 short dialogues related to ‘weather small talk’. We reviewed our Weather images using a different format to practice pronunciation and how to talk about the weather forecast. It was creative and fun! We also worked with some grammar, implicitly of course, by asking what we should do in the event of encountering different types of weather. Lots of writing, which is always good for this particular learner. Hopefully we can play jeapordy next week!

    #8486
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: We are going to go to the coast this weekend, come rain or shine.
    Date of Class: 02/22/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    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) =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) =5
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6

    Total Score: 33

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Pretty fun class! We practiced the title of the lesson and then the 2 short dialogues related to ‘weather small talk’. We reviewed our Weather images using a different format to practice pronunciation and how to talk about the weather forecast. It was creative and fun, and they were certainly interested in it! Since there were plenty of learners to play Jeapordy, we did! I know they had fun with it, but my questions were too easy for most of them! They even said it was too easy. It threw my poise off a bit, as i wanted to come up with more challenging questions, but it was too hard to think on the fly so I just went with it. I definitely want to try again soon, it was the first time and I guess I underestimated their abilities ! But, still, they all got good speaking practice and for the 2 lower level learners, it was the perfect amount of challenge. It was just fun to switch it up a bit, I know they like game like activities so I am going to try to do more of these.

    #8511
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Tip of the Iceberg
    Date of Class: 3/1/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 12:30-2
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module:
    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) =8
    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) =6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6

    Total Score: 45

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): At first there was only 1 learner, the one that wasn’t there last week, so I switched up my plan a bit.. about 20 minutes in, the other came. So I had to switch the plan yet again. I was also starting a new topic within the theme of weather so I had a bunch of activities to choose from and figured I would just piece things together depending on the flow. While I ususally don’t like to go in without more of a solid plan, it actually worked out pretty well. We began with a review of our Weather images and asked what the forecast was going to be for the weekend. We practiced in a few different ways which challenged both of them, but not too much that they were struggling. It was fun! We are going to talk about climate change for the next couple weeks so I was trying to figure out how much they already knew and where to start. Since they really weren’t privy to the topic at all, we didn’t go very deep and only touched the surface of the beginning. I decided to end with a word search that used words associated with global warming/climate change and it found that it was a great way to get started.

    #8512
    Brooke Stady
    Spectator

    Lesson Title: Tip of the Iceberg
    Date of Class: 3/1/17
    Day of Class: Wed
    Time of Class: 2:30-4
    MC:Brooke
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Weather
    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) =8
    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) =6
    Reflection: “It was ok.” (1) vs. Life-changing Epiphany (10) =6

    Total Score: 45

    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Same topic, but because this group is more advanced, class was slightly different. We began with the same review of our Weather images and asked what the forecast was going to be for the weekend. We didn’t spend as much time on this but it was good review and tied in so nicely to the rest of the lesson. This group also had never heard of climate change or global warming (though they did seem to understand the basics) We practiced the title of the lesson in a sentence but the concept was a bit deep. So rather than try to explain much, I just swiftly moved them into a doc search with ‘facts about global warming’. It was pretty perfect and I think by the end of that, they were starting to see the direction we’re going. Rather than the word search I used with group 1, i had a crossword that i found online with similar terms related to natural disasters. Almost of all the words were learned last class so it was pretty darn perfect! They definitely enjoyed this activity in particular and I’m excited to delve in deeper over the next few weeks!

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